RE:  Chris's request for short documentary suggestions.
Why not move away from tired tradition (like HARLAN COUNTY, SALESMAN, etc)
and look through "alternative" catalogues like Women Make Movies, Third
World Newsreel, etc?  These catalogues feature documentaries by filmmakers
on the cutting edge of cultural critique.  I say on the cutting edge,
because who can better see through cultural conventions than the
 -- Cassandra