Jackie, Lynn and Sue, as seen in Seven Up!,
the first film in the Up series (Photo: First Run Pictures).
Replay the slideshow.

Of course, there are many other “then and now” documentaries that could have made this list.

One to look out for is American Promise, a future POV film that tracks the lives of two black boys educated in predominantly white private schools and could be expected to say much about the urban American education.

A trailer is online.

Which “then and now” documentaries have blown your mind? Let us know in the comments.

Jump back to:
Up Series (1964-present)
Tarnation (2003)
The Paradise Lost series (1996-2012)
Winnebago Man (2009)
Boyhood (2015?)
Granito (2011)
A Film Unfinished (2010)
The Children of Golzow (1961-2007)

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Kapish Singla is a Winter 2012 intern with POV Digital. He has previously interned at Cinereach and Rooftop Films. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in anthropology.