The BEST episodes directed by Jon Alpert

No Contract, No Cookies
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#1 - No Contract, No Cookies

HBO Documentary Film Series - Season 2011 - Episode 15

Follows the struggle of 138 mostly immigrant workers who strike to save their jobs at a famous bakery in the Bronx when a private equity firm buys the bakery and demands wage cuts of up to 30%.

Baghdad ER
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#2 - Baghdad ER

HBO Documentary Film Series - Season 2006 - Episode 1

The harsh realities of war are brought into focus in this documentary from HBO. Acclaimed filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill offer an uncensored look at life inside the 86th Combat Support Hospital during the second U.S. war in Iraq, presenting tense moments in the operating room as well as intimate interviews with both doctors and soldiers. Designed as a testament to the thankless job done by the military's medical staff, Baghdad ER went on to win four Emmy awards.

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War Heroes: Section 60 Arlington Cemetery
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#3 - War Heroes: Section 60 Arlington Cemetery

Storyville - Season 2009 - Episode 27

Documentary focusing on Section 60 of the historic Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia - the 'saddest acre in America' - where US service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are buried. An intimate look at the impact of lives lost too soon, the film bears witness to the rituals and traditions of the family and friends who come from around the country to visit the graves.