21. LOVE AND DIANE
dir. Jennifer Dworkin
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2003
Because it's the movie that fans and non-fans of Precious ought to see, if only it were easier to find:
a multi-year saga of a hard-working mother and a despondent daughter, both on welfare, who are not "types" or enemies, though
they sometimes make a very hard life even harder for each other. A paragon of socially conscious but humanly grounded documentary.