The United States of Documentaries is a representation of the best documentaries each state of our great union has produced. When I say produced, I mean the main story and subject are set in that state. And when I say best, it could either be that the film itself is great, or that its connection to the state is the most unique or telling.
Disagree with a pick? Add your favorite state-specific doc into the poll below and see if your choice can’t top what’s on the map.
Documentaries bring us closer to the world. We get to go places we normally can’t, and learn about fascinating people and important issues that might otherwise be ignored. But just how comprehensive is our understanding of our own country, based on the documentaries we see? What you see before you takes a first stab at answering that question.
Vote for your favorite documentary from your favorite state!
Thanks to Emily Thomas for her virtual travels across America (and for contributing research to the list).