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There are architecture related documentaries aplenty out there. Some celebrating visionary men (disclaimer: I have yet to see a documentary film about a female architect) with a large body of work, some about their equally visionary contemporaries with limited or lost buildings. There are are plethora of other angles that "architecture documentaries" have examined, some having nothing to do with architecture. I give you this preamble because this is the only truly memorable architecture documentary that I have ever seen. Yes it is about a man and his buildings, but it is so much more. It is about a philosophy of architecture that I had not seen or even considered. It is also about the way that students in The Rural Studio are taught and the values that are instilled in them and their future work. I found this film to be an immensely inspiring work; the kind that not only gives you faith in humanity, it makes you proud to be a part of our human race. Memorize the horrifically unwieldy (yet academically precise) name, for this is a must see.
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