March 31, 2001    





If you were to make a documentary, what would it be about?

I would do one about wrestling but there's already a couple of really good ones out there (Beyond The Mat & Wrestling With Shadows). I guess another topic would be comparisons of poetry, Bukowski vs. modern urban or something.

Alias Irrelevante

HOCKEY!!!! Actually, I'd narrow it down to one of my favorite teams, the Dallas Stars.

Kevin M.

I simply don't have the background necessary to document any subject in film.

Jill, 60

Crows. Writers. Physical/mental illness. Daily life. I don't know.

Karen, 21

Neat question!  I would do it on people who are a part of the Focolare Movement.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

Me and my friends growing up in a largely religious town, and all the shit we pulled before we got out for good.

A-Dog, 18

I'd like to do a documentary focussing on kids 8-13 and talk to them about their daily lifes, hopes and dreams, trials and tribulations. I find this age group incredibly facinating.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

The reality of young parenthood in America. I would like to make a  documentary showcasing those of us who are strong, good parents. Those of us who stand more firmly in our parenting beliefs and more interested and educated in alternative parenting styles than many of the "normal" parents.   I know dozens of beautiful strong young parents who deserve to be applauded,

Maggie, 20
, IL    USA

I think it would be so cool to do one on your favorite band. Follow them around on tour and stuff. The best documentary of all time is "Gimme Shelter". It's a documentary of The Rolling Stones 1969 tour. You have to see it.

Jennifer, 19

Mine would be about the life of Midwestern teens. It would take in everything, from glossy Homecoming photos to Christmas to college to depression. It wouldn't be all dark or all happy, and it wouldn't judge teens or try to send a message.

Katie2, 18
, MI   USA

I would do a documentary on autopsies. I'm not sure which aspect I would delve into, but it would definitely be done with with the M.E. of the state.

Cathy, 26
, ND   USA

Funny you should ask me that because I'm a film major. If I could *chose* to make a documentary feature about any subject...i would wrestle with Guns in School---remembering Columbine, but focusing on the other tragedies as well. AND something about Amadou Diallo/Rodney King and basically the way police officers treat black people.

Anjel, 19

Science fiction conventions. Its a really interesting culture :) of course such a documentary has been made already, but id still like to do it because it interests me so.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

It would be about how conservative and religius intolerance of abortion and homosexuality and gender-bending is harmful to our society.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

If I were to make a documentary, it would be one of two subjects:  Greek mythology...this is definitely my bag. I love to read about the ancient Greek Gods, Zeus, Athena, Mara, Achilles, Neptune, and all  of them, they reek of awesomeness. The second subject would be philosophy. I have always been into philsophy. Like, I am into Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans, and like reading about all philosophies, even if I do not necessarily agree with of my favorite documentaries I saw over the Xmas holidays on PBS, called "Greeks: The Crucible of Civilization."

Mick, 30
, IL   USA

If I were to make a documentary, it would be one of the following options (in order of preference): a) Transvestites/Transsexuals, that whole scene. I mean, I have been a transvestite (cross dresser) for 16 years, it is really my bag. I would like to see into that subculture etc, and learn stuff about it. Well, I sort of do that already, but for myself. Besides, I saw this documentary on the discovery channel called "What sex am I?" , which was very well done, about that subject. I think I could give a accurate depiction of that lifestyle.

B) That would be about pro wrestling. I mean, I have been a fan of pro wrestling since the bad old days, when only "hicks", no offence, did that. I have read a lot of books on pro wrestling, attended some events, and I thoroughly enjoy it, so I think I could communicate my love of pro wrestling to the audience.

Bruno, 30
Denver, CO   USA

I don't know if it would be considered a documentary but if I made a short film it would definitely be about something in the things in nature affect man or something.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

The extreme contrast in our country - between the obscenely wealthy and the desperately poor.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I once watched a curator at the Metropolitan restoring an ancient Chinese painting, and I think the precision of his work would make a fascinating short documentary. In any case, I would choose a person doing an intricate task with loving attention to detail.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR    USA

If I were to make a document it would be my sister in laws health care directives as I take care of her business and also my husband and I need our will done and a letter to my children and grandchildren on who is to have what as for special items and then how I want my funeral done. I am kind of in the process of this now.

Marci, 55
, OH    USA

It would've be something along the lines of Popstars (how about Rockstars?)  but since that's been done already I suppose it would be something about some wild African animal.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

Either about my friensd from high school (a where are they now type with an admitedly limited audience), or a social comentary doc on the disillusionment of Metis in today's society. That's the one I truely love. I'd show Metis from 10 to 70 years old. Or else I'd do one on teh many different tribes in Canada and show how they are today vs. their historic myths.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

The viewpoints of my peers and some who are younger than me on  dating. I  think it would be interesting to see why we always put our necks out and  allow ourselves to be hurt.

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

Definitely the rave scene. There are so many stereotypes and lies out there about it, and it would be nice to see something that showed what it really is and some positive things about it.

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

I think I'd like to do a full, realistic view of the inner working mechanics of a mental ward, probably having to somehow bamboozle the administrators of a hospital into believing it was a good publicity gambit, that we would keep it nice and uplifting for people who might have to place their loved ones in their institution's care. . . .Then we would show how sick, depraved ugly and barbaric these places, almost always, still today, truly are. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

Maybe about the times and the place where my mother grew up. She was born in Hell's Kitchen in New York in the late 1920's during the Depression. It was not an easy life for her, yet she was a wonderful caring Mom with a good sense of humor.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

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