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Lily Shepherd

Media Team Intern, TED

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Have Documentaries or Narrative Films had a bigger impact on you?

As a film student who is also concerned with leaving the world a better place, I constantly find myself asking: What is the best way to tell a story? My question to you is, "Have documentaries or narrative films had a greater impact on your life?" Share your stories. What films have moved you and what have they moved you to do?


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    Jun 15 2012: Definitely, documentaries should be a way to educate children . Documentaries (Inspirational Ones) should be screened more often on movie channels so that its more visible to the larger audience . Cinemas though entertaining is not educating enough (ofcourse there are movies from which we can learn a lot).
    I watched a documentary on the evolution of Aravind Eye Hospital,Madurai,India during a leadership seminar and I was so inspired by it .I have read books on social entrepreneurship for motivation . Please suggest me some inspiring documentaries so that I can watch them when time permits
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      Jun 15 2012: I really loved Born into Brothels and all of the Joubert's films.

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