This is about the 1977 blackout in New York City, with plenty of good contemporary footage. It is clear that it was only blacks who burned and rioted, and not because there was a specific spark. They just took the opportunity when the city’s guard was down. The commentary includes rubbish explaining that they rioted because they were “oppressed,” but the footage is too powerful to explain away. Meanwhile, whites helped each other.
Three Identical Strangers
This is the most normie-friendly look ever made at the importance of genetics. Available through YouTube.
The Weather Underground
This is an excellent history of one of America’s most violent counter-culture groups. Especially of note is how many of its members “evolved” out of pacifist thinking, and how nearly all of them managed to rejoin polite society. I suspect that the past will prove prologue, as disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders start seeking “non-electoral” paths to power. Available through Amazon Prime.
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait
This is an up-close-and-personal look at the insanity of what happens when African radicals take power. Available through the Criterion Collection.
The demand for documentaries about the Clinton family is great, but nearly every one is partisan schlock. For a long time the only exception was The War Room, but it covered only Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Only now is there a good overview of the liberal dynasty’s decades of campaigns, scandals, and influence. The makers of this documentary are clearly sympathetic to their subject, but intimate interviews with Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, Robby Mook, and others, put their narcissism and lust for power on full display. Available exclusively through Hulu. I recommend getting a free trial before you subscribe.