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Title: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 24, 2012, 06:54:22 AM
I was going to post in the movies thread but decided to start a new one instead.

So, last week I watched "The fog of war". Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog_of_War) describes it as

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a 2003 American documentary film about the life and times of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara as well as illustrating his observations of the nature of modern warfare.

Very educational I thought. McNamara certainly seemed repentant of many of his actions and decisions. Glad to see the with age indeed comes wisdom but is anyone paying attention?



And just now finished watching "Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality".

The summary seemed to be that more or less our entire lives are governed, consciously or unconsciously, by fear of death.  :(  I don't know that I would agree with a lot of it, but what do I know, I am not a Pulitzer winning anthropologist... From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_from_Death) again

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The film's purpose is to investigate humankind's relationship with death, and is heavily influenced by the views of cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 24, 2012, 06:57:59 AM
Rats! Just found out from the Wikipedia article that "Fog of war" is available for free on Google Videos. Oh well, I hope you enjoy my 3.99 apple! Scroll to the bottom, you can't miss it.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on September 01, 2013, 09:15:17 AM
Kumaré (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9)

One of the most thought-provoking documentaries that I've seen. Some Indian-American was impersonating as an Indian guru and gained suprisingly devout followers. Some even stayed in contact even after he revealed that he was a fake guru.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: stavros_388 on September 01, 2013, 09:31:55 AM
How to Die in Oregon, a film about assisted suicide and the reality of facing imminent death. Worth a see, I'd say, regardless of what side of the debate you are on. 

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/how_to_die_in_oregon/

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ansgar on September 01, 2013, 09:32:28 AM
Kumaré (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9)

One of the most thought-provoking documentaries that I've seen. Some Indian-American was impersonating as an Indian guru and gained suprisingly devout followers. Some even stayed in contact even after he revealed that he was a fake guru.

I remember watching that one. Very thought-provoking indeed.

A few days ago, I watched a very interesting documentary about the life of the Yongle Emperor and the construction of the Forbidden City.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 01, 2013, 09:32:47 AM
How to Die in Oregon, a film about assisted suicide and the reality of facing imminent death. Worth a see, I'd say, regardless of what side of the debate you are on. 

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/how_to_die_in_oregon/



I thought I saw that on Netflix, but never ended up watching it... thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 01, 2013, 10:41:01 AM
I try to catch Coast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_%28TV_series%29) when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Worsley).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on September 01, 2013, 10:53:05 AM
Secrets of the Viking Sword (Nova production) and Thunderbeast (on the American Bison from Nat. Geo)
Both on Netflix
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on September 01, 2013, 10:55:31 AM
I try to catch Coast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_%28TV_series%29) when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Worsley).


Yours sound fascinating. I wonder if any of them are available or viewable in the U.S.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 01, 2013, 11:01:17 AM
I try to catch Coast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_%28TV_series%29) when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Worsley).


Yours sound fascinating. I wonder if any of them are available or viewable in the U.S.

YouTube. ;) Pretty much everything Worsley is on there. Coast has been going on for a long time, so there are probably several episodes missing, but there's still a lot, even from the first season. I just hope they're not blocked in your country.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on September 01, 2013, 11:26:10 AM
I try to catch Coast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_%28TV_series%29) when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Worsley).


Yours sound fascinating. I wonder if any of them are available or viewable in the U.S.

YouTube. ;) Pretty much everything Worsley is on there. Coast has been going on for a long time, so there are probably several episodes missing, but there's still a lot, even from the first season. I just hope they're not blocked in your country.

Thank you for the information!  I will be sure to look for them.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on September 12, 2013, 08:11:05 AM
Kumaré (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9)

One of the most thought-provoking documentaries that I've seen. Some Indian-American was impersonating as an Indian guru and gained suprisingly devout followers. Some even stayed in contact even after he revealed that he was a fake guru.

I have seen the trailer on this and it looks interesting. It reminds me of that story of an author who wrote a book which described a fictional religion but their readers started taking as being real and started pestering the author even after they flat out said that it was all made up!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on October 06, 2013, 07:13:51 AM
Scientific Racism: The Eugenics of Social Darwinism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eX5T68TQIo

BBC documentary which shows that what the Nazis did to the Jews was simply the worse but not the first in the implementation of social darwinism.

Lord have mercy...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on October 09, 2013, 07:33:09 PM
I liked "Fat Head". (Used to be on Netflix Instant Watch.)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Apostolos on October 15, 2013, 11:34:32 AM
Just found it and I think it's well presented and well translated:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hObgx5MedyM

Pascha On Mount Athos a production of the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra in 2008, in Greek with English subtitles.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on October 15, 2013, 12:08:45 PM
I liked "Fat Head". (Used to be on Netflix Instant Watch.)
I loved that one. It was pretty obvious early on in Super Size Me that Spurlock was full of it. I just didn't know how much.

I like how the Fat Head guy made everything he did publicly available.

PP
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Papist on October 15, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
The People vs. George Lucas. It's on Netflix.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Luke on October 15, 2013, 06:18:47 PM
^ What is that one about?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Papist on October 15, 2013, 06:32:26 PM
^ What is that one about?
The fan's Love/Hate relationship with George Lucas, especially in light of the disaster that was the prequel trilogy.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 15, 2013, 06:54:44 PM
^ What is that one about?
The fan's Love/Hate relationship with George Lucas, especially in light of the distater that was the prequel trilogy.

Hard to do worse than the postquel, so you have to give him that.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 15, 2013, 06:56:25 PM
^ What is that one about?
The fan's Love/Hate relationship with George Lucas, especially in light of the distater that was the prequel trilogy.

Hard to do worse than the postquel, so you have to give him that.
Will you please stop and watch Hoop Dreams.

I've been begging you FOR YEARS.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 15, 2013, 06:59:44 PM
"Happy People" was the latest by Werner Herzog that I saw. It's about hunters in Siberia. The Herzog before that that I saw was "Grizzly Man," about an wildlife activist in Alaska who gets eaten by a bear. Werner Herzog is awesome.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 15, 2013, 07:01:39 PM
And it's on Netflix too.

No more excuses.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 15, 2013, 07:03:08 PM
And it's on Netflix too.

No more excuses.

I thought it was the Basketball Diaries.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 15, 2013, 07:04:42 PM
ROFL BASKETBALL DIARIES.

Here's the DVD cover as shown on Netflix:

(http://i.imgur.com/zaTuS2p.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 15, 2013, 07:06:17 PM
 <------- has never seen American Graffiti.

    “Star Wars” is like getting a box of Cracker Jack which is all prizes. This is the writer-director George Lucas’s own film, subject to no business interference, yet it’s a film that’s totally uninterested in anything that doesn’t connect with the mass audience. There’s no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset. It’s enjoyable on its own terms, but it’s exhausting, too: like taking a pack of kids to the circus. An hour into it, children say that they’re ready to see it again; that’s because it’s an assemblage of spare parts—it has no emotional grip. “Star Wars” may be the only movie in which the first time around the surprises are reassuring…. It’s an epic without a dream. But it’s probably the absence of wonder that accounts for the film’s special, huge success. The excitement of those who call it the film of the year goes way past nostalgia to the feeling that now is the time to return to childhood.

—Pauline Kael, “Contrasts,” The Current Cinema, September 26, 1977.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 15, 2013, 07:56:14 PM
Waiting for the extreme metal episode of 'Metal Evolution' to come out. According to their campaign, they're almost done with production.  :)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 15, 2013, 07:57:07 PM
ROFL BASKETBALL DIARIES.

Here's the DVD cover as shown on Netflix:

(http://i.imgur.com/zaTuS2p.jpg?1)

I WUZ PULLING YO LEG YO!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on October 15, 2013, 09:39:02 PM
Just today I watched two documentaries on the small Central Asian country of Tajikistan on YouTube.  I've read a little here and there on Central Asia and I've always thought they were Turkic in origin.  Tajikistan is predominantly Persian, they practice a mixture of Sunni Islam and nativist religion, and they've recently dropped the Russian suffix -ov from their names.  But what really amazed me was that some of them look Persian while others look Caucasian with blond hair and blue eyes.  I'm not sure I'd want to visit, but I have a new respect for Tajik's and their country.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on October 24, 2013, 11:29:38 AM
I'm watching The Queen of Versailles. I've never seen anything this American in my entire life. Except maybe George W. Bush and some corny Hollywood action films.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on October 24, 2013, 12:21:47 PM
It turned out to be not so stereotypical after all but still interesting. I watched a movie about skinheads yesterday and I had similar kind of feelings that I have know after watching this. Maybe I should reconsider pursuing an academic career and do something related to different cultures.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on January 01, 2014, 03:37:49 PM
I liked "Fat Head". (Used to be on Netflix Instant Watch.)

The Australian science show Catalyst dedicated two episodes on the 'Cholesterol causes obesity' theory so this documentary didn't show me anything new. Although I realise it was meant as a rebuttal to 'Supersize me', I didn't care for their presentation style.

If anyone is interested in the Catalyst episodes here are the links.

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3876219.htm -- Heart of the Matter Part 1 - Dietary Villains
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3881441.htm -- Heart of the Matter Part 2 - Cholesterol Drug War
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 06, 2014, 01:12:47 PM
Stalin - Man of Steel (I think I was a dictator in a previous life)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Nektarios_In_E.S. on January 06, 2014, 01:39:17 PM
the last really good -though very sad- documentary that I saw was the "Armenian Genocide."

I forgot if it was the BBC or the PBS one.  Though all I've seen have been pretty well done.  I also saw one in spanish.  The turkish treatment and cruelty pretty much made me sick.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ansgar on January 06, 2014, 01:50:41 PM
I saw a very good documentary about comet ISON yesterday.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 06, 2014, 03:14:26 PM
"Into Great Silence" about the Carthusian monks was interesting.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 07, 2014, 02:27:10 PM
Stalin - Man of Steel (I think I was a dictator in a previous life)

I must say that after watching this documentary Stalin's horrific reign surpasses the worst mass human experience that I could have imagined up until this point. Truly, the Romanian Ceausescu that I would know more about is nothing compared to Stalin. Even Hitler doesn't seem at all as bad.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 07, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
Just today I watched two documentaries on the small Central Asian country of Tajikistan on YouTube.  I've read a little here and there on Central Asia and I've always thought they were Turkic in origin.  Tajikistan is predominantly Persian, they practice a mixture of Sunni Islam and nativist religion, and they've recently dropped the Russian suffix -ov from their names.  But what really amazed me was that some of them look Persian while others look Caucasian with blond hair and blue eyes.  I'm not sure I'd want to visit, but I have a new respect for Tajik's and their country.

Sounds interesting. Could you provide the links to the videos you watched? I'd like to check them out.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 07, 2014, 06:20:26 PM
Stalin - Man of Steel (I think I was a dictator in a previous life)

I must say that after watching this documentary Stalin's horrific reign surpasses the worst mass human experience that I could have imagined up until this point. Truly, the Romanian Ceausescu that I would know more about is nothing compared to Stalin. Even Hitler doesn't seem at all as bad.

As a Russian friend once said, "Hitler only killed his enemies. Stalin killed his friends, too." And, weirdly, Hitler was the only man Stalin ever trusted.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 08, 2014, 02:13:27 AM
Stalin - Man of Steel (I think I was a dictator in a previous life)

I must say that after watching this documentary Stalin's horrific reign surpasses the worst mass human experience that I could have imagined up until this point. Truly, the Romanian Ceausescu that I would know more about is nothing compared to Stalin. Even Hitler doesn't seem at all as bad.

As a Russian friend once said, "Hitler only killed his enemies. Stalin killed his friends, too." And, weirdly, Hitler was the only man Stalin ever trusted.

Apparently, trusting Hitler is what almost caused the Russians to lose the war. This and other of his mistakes which caused some to say that "Russians won the war not because of Stalin, but in spite of Stalin." So, on one hand you have him killing everybody in his way by the tens millions (including friends and priests), using them for unimaginable labor, etc., and on the other hand you have him not even being able to secure his own life and almost destroying the very country that was supposed to worship him. Truly, a one man apocalypse.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 08, 2014, 05:38:03 AM
Not watching, but I like to recommend "Beyond Torture" about a communist prison camp in Pitesti, Romenia that was more than a prison, it was a place where they did experiments in brainwashing to try to create the "new man" by trying to destroy the personality of people.

http://youtu.be/9QGUTBXgz3g

Also "The Soviet Story" is very good, precisely in making the point that while we have rightfully put Nazism well into the side of evil in our culture and reference, Communism, which killed many more people, which was far more cruel, is still galmourized by many, while it should have the same cultural and historical treatment of Nazism.
http://youtu.be/udMOkD_nJSM
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 08, 2014, 06:07:53 AM
Three of my favorite documentaries:

When We Were Kings

Hoop Dreams

Man on Wire



Selam

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on January 08, 2014, 07:56:05 AM
Not exactly documentary, more a historical variety show, but I'm an enduring fan of Horrible Histories (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horrible_Histories_%282009_TV_series%29). As usual with series, though, I find it hard to keep track of it while it airs, so I invest in the DVDs. Looking forward to bagging myself series 4, as soon as I can scrounge up the dosh. ;D
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on January 08, 2014, 10:22:42 AM
 The Joy of Country Music: A History  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81CH8Yn0Vw8)

 Everything about Country Music but were afraid to ask.  :)  It's better than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on January 08, 2014, 10:23:58 AM
"Into Great Silence" about the Carthusian monks was interesting.

 My wife and I watched this a few months back and found it interesting, too.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 08, 2014, 10:28:24 AM
Not watching, but I like to recommend "Beyond Torture" about a communist prison camp in Pitesti, Romenia that was more than a prison, it was a place where they did experiments in brainwashing to try to create the "new man" by trying to destroy the personality of people.

http://youtu.be/9QGUTBXgz3g

Also "The Soviet Story" is very good, precisely in making the point that while we have rightfully put Nazism well into the side of evil in our culture and reference, Communism, which killed many more people, which was far more cruel, is still galmourized by many, while it should have the same cultural and historical treatment of Nazism.
http://youtu.be/udMOkD_nJSM


Pitesti, Romania was place where many saints were revealed by God during the communist persecution. Btw, I actually uploaded that documentary. :)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 11, 2014, 06:47:32 AM
Motörhead: the Guts and the Glory (http://youtu.be/lhTDbVecHSM)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Babalon on January 11, 2014, 07:00:33 AM
Blood into Wine (For fans of: Wine and Maynard James Keenan, vocalist of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1394383/

DMT: The Spirit Molecule (For fans of: Psychedelics) Available of Netflix.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340425/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Santagranddad on January 11, 2014, 07:42:34 AM
On Yesterday, Nazi Collaborators: Dinko Sakic, the infamous Croat who ran an extermination camp in Axis occupied Yugoslavia.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 11, 2014, 01:09:13 PM
Yesterday, I re-watched the History Channel's chilling documentary from 2003 on the Ku Klux Klan, A Secret History. Makes me miss the days when the History Channel actually had quality productions. This documentary was probably one of their best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayCYpxtIyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayCYpxtIyo)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 12, 2014, 01:38:51 PM
Lemmy (http://youtu.be/rUf3vyXu3LY). More stuff that truly makes me happy to be alive.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on January 12, 2014, 03:22:46 PM
I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on January 12, 2014, 04:32:32 PM
The Yes Men

I probably disagree with them about globalization, free trade etc. but it was interesting to see that people believe all kinds of crap if it comes from allegedly authoritative source.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on January 12, 2014, 05:37:23 PM
I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.
I am going to kill you.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 12, 2014, 05:48:31 PM
Speaking of long sports documentaries, apparently they are dividing the 2013 edition of the Battle for the Olympia into two parts, one for the 212s and one for the Open. Can't wait to relive it, though I won't pay $40 when it initially comes out. Hopefully it'll drop $10-15 on Amazon by next Olympia.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on January 12, 2014, 07:03:20 PM
I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.

Unless this is an inside joke between Shiny the Achronos, you might like Ken Burns' documentary on baseball.  I personally don't like the sport but the documentary was great.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on January 12, 2014, 09:55:34 PM
I've been watching these aviation ones about plane crashes since I was thinking of being an airline pilot before the seizures started. I find them interesting but I would not watch them if flying scares you or whatever. These crashes really do happen obviously but it's really, compared to how many safe flights there are, rare. It's good for pilots to watch of any sort because it's almost always a bunch of things, often pilot error, that lead up to these crashes. Anyway, I find these interesting. Whole bunch of them up on YouTube. Not to ruin the end but this one has a happy ending if I remember correctly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OqDB-mHWlY
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 13, 2014, 01:14:05 AM
I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.

Maybe not a sports doc in the truest sense, but I definitely enjoyed this one:

Word Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL4UfA6wUuw


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on January 13, 2014, 02:39:41 PM
I'm afraid to ask but I will. Anyone seen any of Alex Jones documentaries? I used to listen to his show and still get the podcasts on my phone but have not been listening of late. Not because I do not like Jones, but things have kept me occupied. I do not agree with everything Jones says but he makes some good points that should be considered. You don't need to believe everything he says and it's naive to think that everything is just find and dandy or like the media and government tell us. He comes off as crazy sometimes, but I take it as he's passionate about what he does. He really cares about doing the right thing, even if I do not always think he is right. I admire him more than most right wing radio types. Anyway I've always meant to watch his documentaries but not had a chance. Anyone seen any?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on January 13, 2014, 05:00:01 PM
I heard there is a good documentary about Mac Dre.  I might have to check that.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on January 13, 2014, 06:08:31 PM
Speaking of long sports documentaries, apparently they are dividing the 2013 edition of the Battle for the Olympia into two parts, one for the 212s and one for the Open. Can't wait to relive it, though I won't pay $40 when it initially comes out. Hopefully it'll drop $10-15 on Amazon by next Olympia.

LOL! Thanks buddy.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on January 13, 2014, 06:09:45 PM
I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.

Unless this is an inside joke between Shiny the Achronos, you might like Ken Burns' documentary on baseball.  I personally don't like the sport but the documentary was great.

It sorta was, but I thanks for the rec. I don't like baseball, to watch at least. I don't like Ken Burns. But strangely I've wanted to see this documentary. Will toss it in the queue.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 14, 2014, 01:14:10 PM
Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old (http://youtu.be/aYuSJacb7H0) The third one about Motorhead. Why stop?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on January 14, 2014, 01:17:55 PM
I'm afraid to ask but I will. Anyone seen any of Alex Jones documentaries? I used to listen to his show and still get the podcasts on my phone but have not been listening of late. Not because I do not like Jones, but things have kept me occupied. I do not agree with everything Jones says but he makes some good points that should be considered. You don't need to believe everything he says and it's naive to think that everything is just find and dandy or like the media and government tell us. He comes off as crazy sometimes, but I take it as he's passionate about what he does. He really cares about doing the right thing, even if I do not always think he is right. I admire him more than most right wing radio types. Anyway I've always meant to watch his documentaries but not had a chance. Anyone seen any?

I think the funniest thing I heard was Jon Ronson describing how he and Alex Jones snuck into the Bohemian Grove, and their widely divergent recounting of the events.

Alex Jones is propaganda. I'm not sure for what exactly, but the people who are into him are just as credulous and uncritical as the people they sneer at who follow mainstream news and politics.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: biro on January 14, 2014, 01:18:15 PM
Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old (http://youtu.be/aYuSJacb7H0) The third one about Motorhead. Why stop?

 ;D
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on January 14, 2014, 01:22:55 PM
I'm afraid to ask but I will. Anyone seen any of Alex Jones documentaries? I used to listen to his show and still get the podcasts on my phone but have not been listening of late. Not because I do not like Jones, but things have kept me occupied. I do not agree with everything Jones says but he makes some good points that should be considered. You don't need to believe everything he says and it's naive to think that everything is just find and dandy or like the media and government tell us. He comes off as crazy sometimes, but I take it as he's passionate about what he does. He really cares about doing the right thing, even if I do not always think he is right. I admire him more than most right wing radio types. Anyway I've always meant to watch his documentaries but not had a chance. Anyone seen any?

I wouldn't say he's good, could not G.W.Bush have been the president of USA for two terms. If he can be the president, anything is possible, and Alex is welcome to try to fix things no matter how bad I'd say he is.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 14, 2014, 01:29:15 PM
It's not 3 hours long, but this is one of the best "30 for 30" docs.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1852189/

The book by Mitch Albom is one of the best sports books I've ever read, and I've read a lot.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fab-Five-Basketball-American-ebook/dp/B004ZH1KEY


Selam

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 17, 2014, 02:35:38 PM
Thank you then!  ;D

Not watching, but I like to recommend "Beyond Torture" about a communist prison camp in Pitesti, Romenia that was more than a prison, it was a place where they did experiments in brainwashing to try to create the "new man" by trying to destroy the personality of people.

http://youtu.be/9QGUTBXgz3g

Also "The Soviet Story" is very good, precisely in making the point that while we have rightfully put Nazism well into the side of evil in our culture and reference, Communism, which killed many more people, which was far more cruel, is still galmourized by many, while it should have the same cultural and historical treatment of Nazism.
http://youtu.be/udMOkD_nJSM


Pitesti, Romania was place where many saints were revealed by God during the communist persecution. Btw, I actually uploaded that documentary. :)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on January 17, 2014, 02:38:07 PM
It's not 3 hours long, but this is one of the best "30 for 30" docs.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1852189/

The book by Mitch Albom is one of the best sports books I've ever read, and I've read a lot.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fab-Five-Basketball-American-ebook/dp/B004ZH1KEY


Selam



Another for the queue, if available.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Babalon on January 31, 2014, 01:46:47 AM
WOW!, apart from Lemmy you guys have BORING tastes.



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Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 31, 2014, 01:57:21 AM
WOW!, apart from Lemmy you guys have BORING tastes.



Blasphemy replaced with something more acceptable.  -PtA

I would think that most people would describe my entertainment/art preferences as crude, low brow, vulgar, perverse, eccentric, strange, crazy, creepy, etc... so, really, "boring" is a step up for me, at least as far as fitting into society or having some degree of normalcy.  ;D
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: dzheremi on January 31, 2014, 02:22:45 AM
Just watched My Perestroika (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo28TARm1d4) the other day. Reminiscences of the last generation to grow up in the USSR, kind of like a film follow-up to Alexei Yurchak's book Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More (http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Was-Forever-Until-More/dp/0691121176/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391150403&sr=8-1&keywords=everything+was+forever+until+it+was+no+more). I liked it (the book, too), The bits about racism were pretty interesting, since they didn't really interview any ethnic minorities (unless you count Jew as an ethnicity), and so much of the Soviet system's social policy was built on this idea of being friends with the whole world or whatever. I wish they'd gone deeper into that, but still, a pretty interesting film in some ways.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on February 04, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
 Thessaloniki in Colour (1913) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-q-jC3qmd8).  At only 8 to 9 minutes in length, it's short but very interesting historically. 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 04, 2014, 02:45:54 PM
Horizon: Swallowed by a Sinkhole (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25983415). Compared to the feature's live footage, the pics look tame.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 05, 2014, 08:14:26 PM
OC87

On Netflix. Documentary or autobiographical film about a guy with various psychological issues. Harm OCD, bipolar, Asperger's, and others are mentioned. An interesting watch, if awkward and sad at times. I would say I'm actually fairly close to where he's at (or has been at) in a lot of ways. Well, I guess some of my problems are quite different than his, but certainly the intellectual and relationships dysfunction, and just difficulty living a normal life, is very similar.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on February 05, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
Dirty Wars, I am now thinking of watching a long documentary called Bush's War.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 09, 2014, 02:33:00 AM
Wild Horse Wild Ride

100 people, 100 wild mustangs, 100 days to train them.

A documentary tracks some of the people as they go through the process of training these beautiful wild horses with some amazing results.  The trainers are a widely varying and interesting group of people.

A much better solution to overpopulation than the government rounding them up and holding them in pens (prison) until they die. 

Thought the horses would be a bit more scrubby, but some of them have excellent conformation. 

At the end of 100 days they have a competition to showcase the horses, followed by an auction (and some tears from some of the trainers, but a happy ending).

Good family documentary. 

Netflix Wild Horse Wild Ride (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70250990?strkid=2118206768_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70250990)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 09, 2014, 06:00:10 AM
Ghosts of Rwanda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCIZJ-yRaA

No matter how much I read about this atrocity or how much more I learn about it, I simply cannot put my feelings into words. This documentary is hardly enlightening. One searches for clear answers and certain blame, but this can only be understood as a story of good vs. evil. The evil is pervasive, but there are heroes to be found and good that was present amidst the horror. Thousands of lives were saved because of the courage and conviction of a few brave souls. That's what I chose to focus on in this documentary. The political indifference by the Clinton administration is so sickening and disgraceful to waste any time on. And the evil of this horror cannot be comprehended by political analysis or blame. Evil was unleashed - somehow, someway. And when evil is unleashed, some people flee it, some people facilitate it, some people join it, and some people fight it. God bless those valiant souls who chose to fight it.


"Kyrie Eleison" +++

Selam   
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 06:50:19 PM
"Liberia, a West African country of 3 million people, was founded in 1847 by freed American slaves. 

Their descendants formed an elite class which dominated indigenous ethnic groups for more than a century.

Rising tensions finally erupted into civil war in 1989.

From then on, Liberians suffered a prolonged period of violence.  At times, fighting was concentrated in the countryside.  Other times, the conflict raged through the capital, Monrovia.

By 2002, over 200,000 people had died.  One out of three people had been displaced. 

There was no end in sight.

Then, ordinary women did the unimaginable.


They stepped out.  They stood for peace.

After two and half years of demonstrations calling for peace, constant negotiations between factions, appeals to bishops and imams, and oversight in the follow up to the peace process, the mothers of Liberia won peace.  It began under the Christian Women's Coalition, but became a movement of women from all walks of life, Muslim and Christian.

These women gathered, stood, and prayed for peace, in the sun and rain, while boys with guns ran amok through their country, raping, murdering, pillaging and displacing thousands of people. 

This documentary is told by the women who participated in the peace movement in Liberia.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Pray-the-Devil-Back-to-Hell/70099625?trkid=5966279)

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on February 22, 2014, 06:58:40 PM
The Fundamentalists - Religion or Lunacy?
God's Next Army
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 07:17:00 PM
Exploring the subject of school bullying from a personal angle, this eye-opening documentary tracks the stories of five different families whose children are struggling to defend themselves on a near-daily basis.

2011  PG-13

Bully (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70181711?strkid=2143654583_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70181711)

Available in streaming on Netflix
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 07:22:18 PM
Shot over the course of seven years, this documentary from filmmakers Susan Koch and Jeff Werner relates the inspiring true story of Mario Rocha, an East L.A. teen who unlocked his talent for writing while serving out a murder sentence behind bars. As his family and a team of pro bono attorneys labor on the outside to clear his name for a crime he didn't commit, Mario keeps himself grounded on the inside by writing poems, short stories and plays.

2007 NR

Mario's Story (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70072401?strkid=1745280836_6_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70072401)

He was incarcerated from about 16 years old until well into his adulthood.  Amazing how he kept his sanity and dignity as a human being throughout it all.   
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 07:26:48 PM
Setting out to explore whether America still has a sense of community where people help each other through hard times, 29-year-old Joseph Garner spends a month depending on the goodness of Craigslist posters for his survival.

2012 NR Streaming on Netflix

He actually starts out in LA, goes across the entire United States, then home again. 

Craigslist Joe (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70243234?strkid=361369931_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70243234)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 07:32:20 PM
Angered by white residents' racist comments that he wouldn't "keep up his yard," Pearl Fryar teaches himself topiary sculpture and becomes the first African American in his Bishopville, S.C., neighborhood to win the coveted "yard of the month" award. This acclaimed documentary traces Fryar's inspiring story, as he grows into a legendary horticulturist, welcoming thousands of tourists eager to catch a glimpse of his stunning works of art.

2006 NR

I love this documentary.  Pearl and his wife are two outstanding, wonderful people.

As an aside, he make his world reknown topiary garden from other people's cast off dying plants.  He was a simple factory worker. 

A Man Named Pearl (http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/A-Man-Named-Pearl/70102771?strkid=585490804_0_0&strackid=5874d8bef2dc382d_0_srl&trkid=222336)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 22, 2014, 07:42:43 PM
This raucous but thoughtful documentary examines what defines masculinity in our modern culture of male grooming products and suave celebrities.

2012 PG-13

If you've started to wonder if men are becoming more vain about their appearance than women, this might give some insight. 

Very funny at some points, and some not so funny, like the guy in the beard competitions.

Mansome (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70239469?strkid=1859034810_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70239469)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 22, 2014, 10:28:33 PM
One Man Metal (http://youtu.be/UQl6PzXU4cQ) on Youtube. Those sensitive to swearing may want to avoid it.

Focuses on Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 31, 2014, 03:52:06 PM
Light in Darkness: Nemesis Divina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPOaxWjFVNA)

Short documentary on Christian black metal.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: DeniseDenise on March 31, 2014, 04:46:51 PM
I just watched Happy People, about a village and trappers in Siberia.

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_People:_A_Year_in_the_Taiga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_People:_A_Year_in_the_Taiga)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 07, 2014, 11:17:12 PM
The Act of Killing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQhIRBxbchU

I watched this documentary last night. A tapestry of human depravity and evil. Probably the most disturbing movie I’ve ever seen. It will enrage you and break your heart at the same time. It’s amazing that this documentary was even allowed to be made. But people need to watch this so that they will know what evil looks like and how evil is perpetuated and fueled. I really don’t know how to express the depth of my feelings about this film. Most people will probably watch this and dismiss it as an anomaly and an aberration of humanity. But this type of evil is flourishing in our own backyards, with our own apathetic complicity. This movie is available on Netflix.


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2014, 07:44:14 PM
Well it's hard to follow that up, but I watched...

Arab Metal Heads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdXzcOHtXTM)

A short documentary about metal and rock in Jordan.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 10, 2014, 11:58:09 PM
Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yzhda8fV7U&list=PL6C033047A3B1C8D0)

Nice trip down memory lane... I haven't seen this since I owned it on VHS back in the mid-90s.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 20, 2014, 06:57:56 PM
From The Back Of The Room

Watched it on amazon instant video. It's about women in the American DIY punk/hardcore music scenes over the last 30 or so years (both behind the scenes and in the bands). I probably would have found it much more interesting if I was even the slightest bit familiar with this type of music; having said that, the biographical elements and social issues held my attention.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 12, 2014, 02:48:46 PM
The People vs. George Lucas. It's on Netflix.

I tried to watch this, but couldn't get past about 15 minutes. I can't watch most documentaries of this type though.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 30, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
Amazon Rising last night.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 30, 2014, 02:41:55 PM
Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World

I don't get what it has to do with pascha, or even Christianity, but in general it wasn't that bad.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on July 30, 2014, 11:15:01 PM
Inside Chipotle.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on July 30, 2014, 11:59:02 PM
Inside Chipotle.

Behind the counter? I really love Chipotle in more ways than I can describe. They really care about what they do, and who their customers are.

Now that's a company I would work for; to wit, I might go start applying there.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Raylight on July 31, 2014, 12:10:42 AM
Jewish-Roman War 66-70 A.D

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on July 31, 2014, 03:25:25 PM
Inside Pixar.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peacemaker on August 07, 2014, 11:40:24 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf64t6TkoBY

Tapped
"The high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry."

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTU5NjM0MTg3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzUxMzA2MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peacemaker on August 08, 2014, 12:15:18 AM
I have two really amazing ones here for you. Both were on netflix for a time. I love the tiny house movement and want to show everyone I can about it! I think more people need to simplify their lives like this!

TINY A Story About Living Small by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7zXG-pUCTA  <----- Watch the full documentary there!

(http://clotheslinetinyhomes.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tiny-the-movie-1-e1404412866870.jpg?w=690&h=690)


Also this one, which is the same subject, and also really good

We The Tiny House People
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrVA4bSQ   <----- Watch the full documentary there!

(http://greenquest.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TinyHouse-poster1.jpg)

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on August 11, 2014, 06:46:04 PM
I have two really amazing ones here for you. Both were on netflix for a time. I love the tiny house movement and want to show everyone I can about it! I think more people need to simplify their lives like this!

TINY A Story About Living Small by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7zXG-pUCTA  <----- Watch the full documentary there!

(http://clotheslinetinyhomes.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tiny-the-movie-1-e1404412866870.jpg?w=690&h=690)


Also this one, which is the same subject, and also really good

We The Tiny House People
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrVA4bSQ   <----- Watch the full documentary there!

(http://greenquest.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TinyHouse-poster1.jpg)


I thought about doing this. Getting something like 400 square feet and buy a few acres here in God's country a.k.a. Central VA.

PP
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on August 29, 2014, 10:43:16 AM
Not really a documentary, but since it's a nonfiction feature, I figured it goes here better than the movie thread.

2014 Prix de Lausanne Finals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhSrmd_JAqk)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on September 08, 2014, 02:24:35 AM
I'm looking to watch this one, but am trying to wait till I have some wine.

(http://www.dancespirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Ballerina.jpg)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 08, 2014, 07:48:13 AM
I'm looking to watch this one, but am trying to wait till I have some wine.

(http://www.dancespirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Ballerina.jpg)

Enjoy! I absolutely loved it, but then I'm a ballet nut.

On a similar note, I've gone back to Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuBfr6SHLt4). Their Glastonbury performance renewed my interest something fierce.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on September 08, 2014, 11:43:01 AM
I'm looking to watch this one, but am trying to wait till I have some wine.

(http://www.dancespirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Ballerina.jpg)

Enjoy! I absolutely loved it, but then I'm a ballet nut.

On a similar note, I've gone back to Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuBfr6SHLt4). Their Glastonbury performance renewed my interest something fierce.

Yep. If there are two women that are ideal to love and make love to, it's ballerinas and fashion models. What a man would not to have Cara Delevingne or Karlie Kloss! What a joy there is in a Russian ballerina, or any ballerina for that matter. Ballet though is not about lust, but about the beauty of the body in motion. But there's a Sherlock Holmes story where Dr. Watson is flirting with the ballerinas after a show and he is telling Holmes about why ballerinas are so desirable.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on October 26, 2014, 07:46:31 AM
I have two really amazing ones here for you. Both were on netflix for a time. I love the tiny house movement and want to show everyone I can about it! I think more people need to simplify their lives like this!

TINY A Story About Living Small by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7zXG-pUCTA  <----- Watch the full documentary there!

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Also this one, which is the same subject, and also really good

We The Tiny House People
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrVA4bSQ   <----- Watch the full documentary there!

[img snipped]


Watched the second one. Great show! I wish I had the skill to build my own house on wheels...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on October 26, 2014, 07:51:34 AM
Ancient Aliens Debunked

A nicely done 3 hour documentary debunking the History Channel's 'Ancient Alien' series.

Direct link to video
http://youtu.be/j9w-i5oZqaQ

Site with video and documentation
http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on October 26, 2014, 08:46:21 AM
I have two really amazing ones here for you. Both were on netflix for a time. I love the tiny house movement and want to show everyone I can about it! I think more people need to simplify their lives like this!

TINY A Story About Living Small by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7zXG-pUCTA  <----- Watch the full documentary there!


Watched the second one. Great show! I wish I had the skill to build my own house on wheels...

I saw the first one.  It was ok.  The guy's girlfriend is really annoying throughout the film.  I like the idea of building one of these houses.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on October 28, 2014, 03:48:38 PM
(http://eyesonbrazil.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/21474820_4.jpg?w=300)
http://eyesonbrazil.wordpress.com/tag/linguas-documentary/

Língua, Lives in Portuguese

A documentary about the Portuguese language and its 200 million users.


Globalisation is Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12YDLZq8rT4
Old but gold. It stands for the case that the growth of capitalism around the world is actually good for the poor and the more of it, the better.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: IoanC on November 05, 2014, 08:35:55 AM
The Century Of The Self (http://vimeo.com/91200667)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 19, 2014, 09:21:22 PM
Two things on Netflix about Bronies are now available. Another sign that the end is near ...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on December 04, 2014, 06:49:48 PM
Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2014/46/cheek-to-cheek)

Two of my favourite TV personalities joining forces. What's not to love? ;D
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: ElijahVI on December 04, 2014, 10:43:54 PM
Not exactly a documentary but it's more of a movie Biography of a Maronite Lebanese Catholic Monk renamed Charbel.
It's Not exactly Orthodox but they do come close and it is very touching. I love it!
The whole movie is legally for free aswell! The production is amazing. It's in Arabic but with English Subtitles.

http://vimeo.com/85976991

Hope anyone who watches it enjoys it as much as i did   ;D
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on January 21, 2015, 03:27:08 AM
Apologies Of An Economic Hitman based on the book 'Confessions of an economic hitman' by John Perkins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_an_Economic_Hit_Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui0NL3bb21o
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on January 21, 2015, 11:08:22 AM
Just got Counter-Strike from the Sky in yesterday, about Fireforce actions in the Rhodesian Bush War.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: sakura95 on January 21, 2015, 06:52:52 PM
Just watched "Kidnapped for Christ" today. It's basically about abuses at an Evangelical run Behavior modification school.

Sad to say, it wasn't as good as I expected. Still quite a good documentary I must say.

I'm planning to watch "Korengal" next.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peacemaker on January 27, 2015, 01:41:04 PM
Watched one on Netflix last night called "Happy." It was really good and would recommend it to anyone.

(http://img.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/764859/764859.jpg)

from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1613092/
"HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion."
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 27, 2015, 02:32:45 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z-d-H44XL.jpg)

Quote
The documentary features new interviews with many experts, including

co-author Ronald Rychlak,
former CIA chief James Woolsey,
author David Horowitz,
Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin,
U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf,
historian Michael Ledeen,
journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave,
defense analyst Frank Gaffney,
Nina Khrushcheva, great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev,
deputy undersecretary of defense Jed Babbin,
assistant secretary of defense Richard Perle,
Vladimir Tismaneanu, director, Center for the University of Maryland's Study of Post-Communist Societies,
Michael Maloof, former security policy analyst for the U.S. Defense Department,
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, terrorism expert and director of American Center for Democracy,
David Kupelian, author and managing editor of WND,
Gary Krupp, founder and president of Pave the Way Foundation,
Yuri Yarim-Agaev, physicist and Soviet dissident,
Wayne Barnes, former FBI agent,
Roger L. Simon, novelist and screenwriter,
Darnelle Mason, missionary to Romania,
Palm Beach Rabbi Leonid Feldman and
Romanian-born NASA aerospace scientist Constantin Rauta.

The film documentary dramatically depicts how disinformation - the evil "science" of deception that so disastrously shaped our world during the last generation - is still very much alive in the current generation under Barack Obama.
http://www.amazon.com/Disinformation-Secret-Strategy-Destroy-West/dp/1936488051
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: biro on January 27, 2015, 04:20:06 PM
World Net Daily? Some of the best unintentional comedy out there. :)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 29, 2015, 04:47:19 PM
World Net Daily? Some of the best unintentional comedy out there. :)

It's the video version of Pacepa's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_Mihai_Pacepa) book. Couldn't care less about the sensationalist presentation. That is done just to make the publishing financially viable.


The core of the information is still important, which is that Russia intelligence has always invested more money, time and effort in disinformation than in espionage or even counter-intelligence.

It shows that although it certainly does not have the world-controlling power conspirationists believe, it probably influenced the 20th and 21st century more than skeptics would be confortable with.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Theophania on February 25, 2015, 11:56:44 AM
Just finished watching "The Summit" on Netflix (thanks for letting me mooch off your subscription, ZZ ;)) - it's about the 2008 disaster on K2. Those poor people had everything go wrong that could go wrong. I definitely recommend it.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 26, 2015, 11:38:20 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjExMTc3Nzk0NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTIxMDYxNDE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)

"Us and the Game Industry is a film about new thinkers at the new frontier of experimental computer game development. We delve into this untapped world of potential to meet the people who are succeeding in reinventing the medium of game design and challenging the established norms with their finely crafted work. This film explores how their motivation, design process, focus and execution are creating unique and new possibilities of connecting people and providing the possibility for uncharted experiences outside the normal realm of commercial games."

Not as interesting as I hoped it'd be.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on February 27, 2015, 01:52:26 PM
NOVA's "How smart can we get" (http://youtu.be/vsFJ3jHmaEQ)

Fascinating look at intelligence and the brain. From Einstein to savants and people who are suddenly able to play instruments. I've started a new thread here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,63811.0.html) for anyone wanting to talk about it further...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 05, 2015, 04:14:56 PM
Infinite Secrets: Inside The Archimedes Palimpsest

A Byzantine euchologion from 1229AD made by reusing old parchment, is found to contain, among other texts, long lost ancient mathematical treatises by Archimedes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfGamQ7Un6o



Very interesting documentary although the people in the video make some odd claims.

Early on they claim that the 'Age of Faith' killed scientific progress made by Greeks and Romans. That is at odds with what I've read elsewhere indicating that the decline was already happening before Christianity became established as well as the fact that many monasteries' libraries preserved much of what was available for use in the 'Enlightenment' period. Anyway, I plan to start a new thread on this topic...

The other odd claim is that if this lost document was known we would be in Mars by now. That it's loss set the science world back by 100 years...

Interesting nonetheless...

Project site is also interesting...
http://archimedespalimpsest.org/
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on March 06, 2015, 07:19:35 PM
Dianne Sawyer, Documentary on Charles Manson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4qZB2ytq10
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on March 20, 2015, 12:56:53 AM

The Overnighters  (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70299292?trkid=13630398)

2014

The North Dakota fracking industry has drawn thousands of men from all over the world, causing severe strain on existing infrastructure in Williston ND.

Men gamble on finding work, sometimes borrowing money for a one way ticket, hoping they will find work once they arrive. 

Some are not terribly employable in a competitive environment that favours the young, strong and able.  Additionally, there is a housing shortage causing rent to be unaffordable if a place can be found at all. 

Pastor Jay Reinke (Lutheran, Missouri Synod) responds by starting the "Overnighters" project at his church in an effort to get men off the streets. 

This a documentary about Jay Reinke, his family, the Lutheran parish, the community, the media, the men who travel far in the hope of bettering their lives. 

Not family viewing due to adult topics.   Available by streaming on Netflix.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on March 20, 2015, 01:02:05 AM
Exile Nation: The Plastic People (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80032094?trkid=439131)

Ever wonder what happens to the millions of people being deported under the new immigration laws? 

I didn't either until I watched this documentary. 

They are dumped at the border, many of them having grown up and lived in the United States for most of their lives, and they have no family or place to go, some barely speak Spanish.   

This documentary interviews a handful of people to find out what life is like in El Bordo of Tijuana.

Available by streaming on Netflix
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on March 20, 2015, 01:11:13 AM
Who is Dayani Cristal? (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70268231)

Ever wonder what affect the new immigration laws are having on los illegales who cross the border every year in search of work and a better life in Los Estados Unidos? 

One affect is that many more people are perishing in an attempt to make the journey. 

This documentary follows the case of a dessicated corpse found in the Arizona desert.  The only identification on the body is a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal" and a folded up Migrants prayer in the wallet. 

Those who cross the border illegally are told to divest themselves of all identification in case they are apprehended by Border Patrol. 

When someone perishes while making their journey, the lack of identification makes it very difficult to discover who the person is and notify their family. 

This could be the story of any of the thousands who have perished trying to get access to work in the United States. 

Available by streaming on Netflix. 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on March 20, 2015, 01:28:17 AM
Splinters (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70181725?trkid=13573466)

2011

Surfing comes to Papua New Guinea. 

This is a documentary about a local effort to bring the sport of surfing to PNG. 

It is a story of youthful dreams of making it big and getting off the island to Australia.

It is a story of provincial humanity, with all its foibles and failed traditions being confronted with change.

It is a story of overcoming all odds and, in the case of one young woman, completely going against the grain to make something of her life.

Available by streaming on Netflix

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on March 20, 2015, 01:31:20 AM
A Deeper Shade of Blue (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70221483?trkid=439131)

2011

A beautiful documentary about the history of surfing and the development of the sport to current day.   

Some of the music is not to my taste, but overall a great production.

Available by streaming on Netflix
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on March 27, 2015, 05:59:57 AM
Becoming a Man in Siberia (https://youtu.be/ju8F71ZOykE)

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This film describes the destiny of three young boys and their common quest to become men

Very good film that follows two Mongol families; one raising camels, the other reindeer.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Timon on March 27, 2015, 08:12:31 AM
The one about Burt's Bees is awesome.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: RobS on March 28, 2015, 01:33:57 AM
Ordered Thin Blue Line, I'm happy that whatever was told to me about it has already been forgotten. I like going into movies knowing zip beforehand, this is one gift of mine I treasure that I can purge all memory regarding what it is I'm about to experience artistically. I haven't reached the age yet where that purging is going to fall into other mechanical and motor skills....
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 28, 2015, 01:41:22 AM
Saw the Snowden one, Citizen Four. Pretty unremarkable and most of the conclusions drawn or implied by the doc were completely wrong.

Saw the whole Durst thing. Much ado about nothing. A really poorly made doc.

What I am psyched for and prepping to see is the HBO Scientology doc. Being fascinated by it ever since I was given Dianetics in middle school, I hope it lives up to the hype.

Going to finally watch the Master as part of my weekend of Scientology.

Watched some of the best YouTube clips again of Tom Cruise and his cult. Great stuff.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on March 28, 2015, 01:48:00 AM
I watched the Master a couple of weeks ago. I was actually a lot more interested in Joaquin Pheonix and Amy Adams' characters than I was in the Hoff. He did do a good job, though. It's a pretty creepy movie.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 28, 2015, 01:50:43 AM
I watched the Master a couple of weeks ago. I was actually a lot more interested in Joaquin Pheonix and Amy Adams' characters than I was in the Hoff. He did do a good job, though. It's a pretty creepy movie.

Lotsa basketball this weekend, I've been meaning to see this thing since it came out. I have had the screener I got for when it was being shopped around for an Oscar. Still haven't found myself in the mood. Weird.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 30, 2015, 06:41:34 PM
Not exactly a documentary, but the annual Dimbleby lecture is an institution, and this year Baroness Lane-Fox was awesome.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 01, 2015, 07:18:52 AM
MITT

Pretty interesting documentary about Mitt Romney's run for the presidency. I'm not a fan of any of these politicians, but I like to know what makes them tick. This doc reveals a Mitt Romney who was actually much warmer and genuine than he came across in his campaign. Seems like a genuinely nice guy, and perhaps that's what cost him the presidency.

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 13, 2015, 08:52:02 PM
Genocide: Worse Than War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cZuhqSzzc

Powerful documentary. You can watch the full movie on Youtube at the link above.


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 13, 2015, 09:42:04 PM
I watched one last night on the life of the honey badger. Those little buggers are bad!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on April 26, 2015, 10:54:06 PM


Netflix streaming:

Fed Up

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70299287?sod=search-autocomplete (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70299287?sod=search-autocomplete)

"This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity, which has become an ever-more serious medical issue in America."

Over 50% of Americans are now either overweight or obese. 

This interesting documentary examines the role of corporate food interests pitted against government and the World Health Organization.

For example, First Lady Michelle Obama made childhood obesity her pet project. 

It started out as "Let's Move!" meaning, "let's move on this issue!"  After the corporate food giants came into the picture, "Let's Move" suddenly turned into an exercise program.

Exercise doesn't work.  Correcting diet from high processed sugar laden to basic healthy food does work. 

Since the Reagan presidency when billions were cut out of the school programs, cafeterias no longer cook food in house as they did for previous generations since WWII.   Now they buy junk food from corporations, so kids eat pizza, hamburgers and fries and soda every single day leading to the epidemic obesity problem. 

Another interesting note, some skinny people are actually fat on the inside.  So even a relatively thin looking person may be up for weight related disorders of diabetes, cancer, cardiac issues, etc. 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on April 26, 2015, 10:59:17 PM
Netflix streaming:


Goering's Last Secret

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70298032?trkid=13462974 (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70298032?trkid=13462974)


"This intriguing film reveals the amazing and relatively untold story of Albert Goering, the brother of Nazi Herman Goering. Despite his connections to the highest echelons of the Nazi Party, Albert was determinedly anti-Nazi."

Albert Goering was someone I had never heard of in previous WWII studies. 

Interesting detail.  They interview families and children of people who were rescued by Albert Goering, who would request release of prisoners from concentration camp by letter and sign simply "Goering".  People would assume it was his brother requesting the release. 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on April 26, 2015, 11:18:07 PM
Netflix streaming:

Love Me

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80037204?trkid=438196 (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80037204?trkid=438196)

"Western men travel to Ukraine to meet women they found on "mail-order bride" dating websites -- both sides hoping the encounter will end in marriage."


Very strange documentary of men looking for women from foreign countries on the internet.

One guy racked up $10k in an email charges on one woman, who had no interest in him at all after he flew all the way to the Ukraine to meet her. 

He was more in the fantasy land of obsessing on her online photo than dealing with reality.

A couple of men were successful in finding women though and it was lovely to see them so happy together. 

Most of the men were scammed by poor Ukrainian women who need money to survive in a difficult part of the world. 



Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 27, 2015, 12:56:40 AM
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jonathan Gress on April 27, 2015, 10:24:18 AM
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


Selam

I guess the original is in the public domain so they can just steal the title.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Christos3 on April 27, 2015, 11:18:57 AM
Just watched a documentary titled "Maidentrip" (on netflix). It's about Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail around the world. Except for some foul language it was a very good film.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 01, 2015, 03:57:27 PM
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


Selam

I saw that years ago on TV. I mainly remember Coppola ranting about how Marlon Brando wouldn't read the $%$((@ book.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 02, 2015, 03:53:49 AM
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


Selam

I saw that years ago on TV. I mainly remember Coppola ranting about how Marlon Brando wouldn't read the $%$((@ book.


Yeah, I like Coppola as a director, but I was sort of disgusted by how he acted like the trials of making that movie were comparable to what the soldiers in Vietnam experienced. Talk about Hollywood delusion.


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 15, 2015, 03:16:44 AM
The Horrible Histories Magna Charta special. Giggles all around. ;) Looking forward to the Napoleon special later today.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on June 20, 2015, 01:59:51 AM


On the Way to School

2013

Netflix

Four children from disparate parts of the globe are filmed on their way to school.

One in Africa, (sorry, missed which country) Morocco, Argentina pampas, India Bay of Bengal. 

Truly inspiring children, nicely done.  Good family documentary for all ages. 

On the Way to School (http://www.netflix.com/title/80031302) 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on June 20, 2015, 09:23:28 AM
Behind the Monastery Walls (Romanian documentary with English subtitles) (https://youtu.be/4WPKLOY13UA)

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The monastery is the sacred home of God, but also home to the nuns and monks who have dedicated their lives to God. Romania’s monasteries are known worldwide for their magnificent beauty, but what do we know about the people that live there? How different is the life they lead? How different is the way they see the world?

Behind the Monastery Walls presents a selection of intimate and inspiring interviews in which nuns and monks in Romanian monasteries lay bare their thoughts and real beliefs.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 20, 2015, 12:24:04 PM
Allen Iverson: The Answer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TCjK4jRDfw



Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on July 08, 2015, 04:35:57 AM
Old school doc on Coptic monasticism.

The Coptic Monasteries and Monks of the Egyptian Desert (https://youtu.be/3K4urm3GD2I)

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This rare documentary takes you on a tour of Christian monasticism in Egypt. The first half of this documentary covers the various Coptic monasteries while the second half gives us a unique look at the Coptic monk. This documentary is a great source of spiritual edification and the Coptic monastic experience!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on July 08, 2015, 04:02:47 PM
Shark Week...nuff said
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 08, 2015, 04:09:50 PM
There are a bunch of RC docs on monasticism on amazon video, but I haven't decided whether to give one of them a shot--or I guess I should say, which one.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Adela on July 08, 2015, 04:19:43 PM
Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxtiYR7xLCA

The actual documentary is available on YouTube in pieces.....
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Theophania on July 08, 2015, 04:22:49 PM
Just finished watching "Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State" on Netflix. This is the second time I've watched it. Definitely recommend it! It's not super-graphic, for those who are sensitive to images like that.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 08, 2015, 06:16:57 PM
There are a bunch of RC docs on monasticism on amazon video, but I haven't decided whether to give one of them a shot--or I guess I should say, which one.

What are some of the options?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 08, 2015, 07:08:19 PM
Seeking God: The Way Of The Monk (2007) - Participate in the monastic way of life through the words and activities of the Benedictine monks at this tranquil monastery in northern New Mexico (:58). Standard Definition. Rent for $2; buy for $10.

Trappist (1997) - This documentary explores how the humility, contemplation, and simple life of monks fit into the modern world. (:56). Standard Definition. Rent for $2; buy for $8.

St. Benedict's Rule (2009) - Founded in 1881, Conception Abbey in northwest Missouri is an apparent refuge from modern life, serving as home to 70 Benedictine monks, providing religious instruction at its seminary college, and hosting retreats at its guest center. But not even this timeless sanctuary is immune to contemporary ills: On June 2002, a gunman walked into Conception Abbey, killing two monks and seriously wounding two others. "St. Benedict's Rule" offers insight into the monsastic life, exploring the abbey's many facets, and speaking with the priests and brothers about their life of prayer and contemplation. It also explores how the monks coped with the shocking outreak of violence that took place within their Abbey's walls (1:18). Standard Definition. Rent for $2; buy for $13.

The Everyday: Benedictine Life at Mount Saviour Monastery (2009) - This documentary program presents the private and holy lives of monks living at Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, NY (:50). Standard Definition. No rental available; buy for $5.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 08, 2015, 07:21:33 PM
I haven't seen any of those, but "St Benedict's Rule" jumps out at me. 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on July 19, 2015, 03:56:49 AM
Inequality for All (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkYQLpoEMCU)

It examines the US economy and some of it's structural problems.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on July 22, 2015, 02:38:13 PM
I've discovered the Secret Knowledge (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE7MzkkjRO4cfHyU31gg5tKN) series and can't stop watching. I got directed there through a link to 'The Art of Witchcraft', but I haven't seen a duff episode yet.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on July 22, 2015, 08:59:43 PM
Shark Week...nuff said

Ah ... Oh wait, are we talking about businesses, or sharks in the "literal" sense?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 16, 2015, 09:28:53 PM
Step to the Skies - Valaam Monastery Documentary (https://youtu.be/MdGUnSu49hg)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on December 16, 2015, 01:51:09 PM
Binge-watching Bettany Hughes (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpbTjA5idqiOeOTWF-7ePt8f-EcCiMCsI).

Engrossing as she is, sitting through the Spartans in one go (it's normally 3 episodes) was a chore.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on January 20, 2016, 07:36:00 AM
ALL THE LINKS! (http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/300-mind-expanding-documentaries.html)

Enjoy! There's enough to keep me, at least, interested for months.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on January 23, 2016, 11:53:37 PM


Love and Mercy

Life of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903657/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903657/)

The Beach Boys were just an accepted background of lifescape in west coast america, never paid much attention until this sort-of documentary. 

Never knew that Brian Wilson struggles with mental illness, and totally failed to appreciate what he did for pop music.  The Beatles had to catch up. 

He's still living in LA, now free of evil people, happily married with many children and dogs, daily walks in the park....

Hope I get to meet this beautiful soul in heaven someday, but until then, I can still listen and smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua5weRonRrU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua5weRonRrU)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: seekeroftruth777 on January 24, 2016, 10:19:17 PM
Behind the Monastery Walls (Romanian documentary with English subtitles) (https://youtu.be/4WPKLOY13UA)

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The monastery is the sacred home of God, but also home to the nuns and monks who have dedicated their lives to God. Romania’s monasteries are known worldwide for their magnificent beauty, but what do we know about the people that live there? How different is the life they lead? How different is the way they see the world?

Behind the Monastery Walls presents a selection of intimate and inspiring interviews in which nuns and monks in Romanian monasteries lay bare their thoughts and real beliefs.

I second this, a really beautiful documentary only about 47 minutes long too.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: wainscottbl on January 27, 2016, 12:26:06 AM
One on the West Memphis Three, a fascinatingly sad event. I have in my mind a book based off it. The West Memphis Three is an example of prejudice, not only of race, but of how someone is dressed. It shows sloppy police work and a lynch-mob rush to arrest someone mentality. Corrupt prosecution. The idea of examining a young man with a low IQ all day until he confesses, and worse, with leading questions like "so it was seven in the evening" "And Damian bashed him over the head?"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2130321/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Forensics freed them. Some of the stuff that ended up being wrong by the overzealous prosecution of these men is amazing. It's worth watching.  But these men were freed after years in prison, one on death row, by devoted, zealous people who without pay sought to exonerate these innocent men.

I've got a real heart for people who are wrongly accused, or even the good thief. These men were the former, but I love a good redemption story, too.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Velsigne on February 24, 2016, 03:46:43 AM
So I've been a high stress person for most of my life.  At 25 I felt like I was 65.  It was horrible. 

I've been learning to live a bit better, but somehow I wasn't paying attention (due to stress) and this title came through my queue on Netflix:

National Geographic: Stress, Portrait of a Killer

A great excerpt that immediately brought this forum from about two or three years ago to mind, and of course various other situations in life:

+++++++++++

So maybe, connecting with  and helping others can helps us to mend ourselves  and help us to live longer healthier lives.
20 years ago Robert got a shocking preview of this idea.

The first troop he had ever studied, the first baboons he felt closest to, suffered a  calamity.
It would have a profound effect on his research.

“The … troop is the one I started with 30 years ago.  And they were your basic old baboon troop at the time, which means males were aggressive, and society was highly stratified and females took a lot of grief and your basic off the rack baboon troop. 
And then almost 20 years ago, something horrific, and scientifically very interesting  happened to that troop."

The … troop went to foraging for food in the dump of a popular tourist lodge [in Kenya].
It was a fatal move.  The trash contained meat tainted with tuberculosis. 

The result was that nearly half the males in the group died.

“Not unreasonably I got depressed as hell and pretty damned angry about what happened.  You know, when you’re 30 years old you can afford to expend a lot of emotional energy on a baboon troop, and there was a lot of emotion there.”

For Robert, a decade of research appeared to have been lost.  But then he made a curious observation about who had died and who had survived.

“It wasn’t random who died. In that troop, if you were aggressive and if you were not particularly socially connected, socially affiliative, and you didn’t spend your time grooming and hanging out, if you were that kind of male, you died.”

Every alpha male was gone.  The … troop had been transformed.

“And, what you were left with was twice as many females as males, and the males that remained, and, just to use scientific jargon, they were good guys.  They were not aggressive jerks, they were nice to the females, they were very socially affiliative and it completely transformed the atmosphere of the troop.

When the male baboons reach adolescence they typically leave their home troop and roam, and eventually finding a new troop. 

“And new when adolescent males joined the troop they come in as jerky as male adolescents elsewhere on this planet, and it would take them about 6 months to learn, ‘we’re not like that in this troop, we don’t do stuff like that, we’re not that aggressive, we spend more time grooming each other here, males are calmer with each other, you do not dump on a female if you’re in a bad mood’, and it takes these guys about six months and they assimilate the style and then you have baboon culture, and this troop has guys with very high levels of assimilation and very low levels of aggression and they are doing this 20 years later."


Baboons can do it...

 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 06, 2016, 04:39:27 PM
Best of Enemies

This focuses on the rivalry between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. Highly entertaining. The only flaw is that the documentary was a bit biased in portraying Vidal as being Buckley's intellectual and polemical equivalent. The truth is, it was really no contest. But still, a fun and fascinating documentary. (And just for the record, I have profound philosophical and ideological differences with both of these men. But as for intellectual honesty, deftness in debate, and common decency, I side with Buckley - in spite of the fact that perhaps on the biggest issues of their time, I'm probably more aligned with Vidal.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4fKRUXBmk

Selam

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peacemaker on March 27, 2016, 05:55:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4)

Quaerere Deum - Documentary

"In the Jubilee year 2000 the monks of Norcia breathed new life into the birthplace of St Benedict. Armed with only their faith and zeal they founded a monastic community which has been attracting men from all over the world to follow St. Benedict's ancient Rule. Many of their friends have long wanted an insight into the inner workings of their life and so they have produced this high quality up to date film which shows the monks as they go through the daily ora et labora. The title of the film, "Quaerere Deum", means to Seek God. This is the true calling of all monks, the first and most essential quality of an authentic monastic vocation, as laid out in the Rule of our Holy Father St. Benedict. "


If I could be Roman Catholic I would. It is the faith of my forefathers and I love the Benedict tradition of monasticism, until they repent and rejoin the Orthodox I have to take what I can get. This is a nice documentary to watch and see the Benedictine monks live out their life.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 27, 2016, 08:21:24 PM
The Hunting Ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAcO6byawpo


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: mike on March 29, 2016, 03:28:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4)

Quaerere Deum - Documentary

"In the Jubilee year 2000 the monks of Norcia breathed new life into the birthplace of St Benedict. Armed with only their faith and zeal they founded a monastic community which has been attracting men from all over the world to follow St. Benedict's ancient Rule. Many of their friends have long wanted an insight into the inner workings of their life and so they have produced this high quality up to date film which shows the monks as they go through the daily ora et labora. The title of the film, "Quaerere Deum", means to Seek God. This is the true calling of all monks, the first and most essential quality of an authentic monastic vocation, as laid out in the Rule of our Holy Father St. Benedict. "


If I could be Roman Catholic I would. It is the faith of my forefathers and I love the Benedict tradition of monasticism, until they repent and rejoin the Orthodox I have to take what I can get. This is a nice documentary to watch and see the Benedictine monks live out their life.

It's Lent, why would I be watching movies :p
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Peacemaker on March 29, 2016, 08:11:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fDs9_eWY4)

Quaerere Deum - Documentary

"In the Jubilee year 2000 the monks of Norcia breathed new life into the birthplace of St Benedict. Armed with only their faith and zeal they founded a monastic community which has been attracting men from all over the world to follow St. Benedict's ancient Rule. Many of their friends have long wanted an insight into the inner workings of their life and so they have produced this high quality up to date film which shows the monks as they go through the daily ora et labora. The title of the film, "Quaerere Deum", means to Seek God. This is the true calling of all monks, the first and most essential quality of an authentic monastic vocation, as laid out in the Rule of our Holy Father St. Benedict. "


If I could be Roman Catholic I would. It is the faith of my forefathers and I love the Benedict tradition of monasticism, until they repent and rejoin the Orthodox I have to take what I can get. This is a nice documentary to watch and see the Benedictine monks live out their life.

It's Lent, why would I be watching movies :p

It's a religious documentary, not some secular movie. I don't need to explain myself to you. 1/10 fail troll,  kthnx bye
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Raylight on March 29, 2016, 08:40:30 PM
Beautiful documentary about the Holy City of Jerusalem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbCye5wTJF8
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: William T on April 19, 2016, 11:30:46 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Caligari_to_Hitler

From Caligari to Hitler.  A golden age in movie making in a very interesting time in history (the Weimar Republic era).  A documentary well worth watching if that's your thing.  It's on demand for free if you have TCM. 

EDIT

On youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XySzIVGdl0k
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 21, 2016, 07:09:22 AM
Sunshine Superman (streaming on Netflix right now)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CsJW3_NqJ4

Really cool documentary with some interesting religious and philosophical insights throughout. I won't say too much so as not to spoil it.


Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: William T on May 05, 2016, 01:50:50 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLCO11LF4i8

Not really a documentary, but I stumbled on this..the history of the color of Phoenician purple.  As far as I know, everything she says is accurate, except I thought the purple was more of a scarlet color.  More fun: the famous mosaic of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora makes an appearance at the three minute mark where the lesson ends in Byzantium.  Fun facts.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: nikolaj on August 13, 2016, 08:27:18 AM
Interesting documentary about Russian cosmonauts and their faith

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C88APjXDwxA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C88APjXDwxA)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on August 13, 2016, 09:14:41 AM
The Al-Jazari episode of Absolute Genius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_Genius_with_Dick_and_Dom).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on August 14, 2016, 12:02:20 PM
The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Full Length - English Subtitles)

About planned obsolescence from its conception about 100 years ago to today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1j0XDGIsUg

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 11, 2017, 08:53:41 PM
Terry Pratchett: Back in Black. Equal parts documentary, tribute and biopic, it had both me and the mister, decades-old STP fans, a mess by the end.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/02/11/terry-pratchett-back-black-allowed-discworld-novelist-defeat/

I bet someone will put it up on YouTube soonish...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 14, 2017, 04:03:39 AM
Betting on Zero

About the fight between scam company Herbalife and billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on July 08, 2017, 02:33:43 AM
My Son The Jihadi  (https://youtu.be/pN5IV6wUFbM?list=PLKX-YBD4nIPcqMSVHVB7y3QmMEa-r0ng3)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 08, 2017, 06:28:02 PM
American Anarchist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9vuExMpbrM

This documentary may be a bit too slow for some people, but it’s a fascinating study of the irreversible and unintended consequences of certain actions and ideas, especially when those actions and ideas are of a violent nature. A cautionary tale for would be rebels and revolutionaries, as well as for writers. Currently streaming on Netflix.

Selam




Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on August 01, 2017, 06:25:48 AM
"The Forgotten Kingdom" - film about Caucasian Albania and its Church (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOJD0_c748k)
It's a Polish movie, but with English subtitles.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 05, 2017, 06:15:43 AM
Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity

I found this free with Amazon Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/Albert-Camus-Inc-Film-Ideas/dp/B06XFQZPQW

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on August 05, 2017, 06:20:45 AM
Watching several History Channel Gangland episodes.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 05, 2017, 12:16:02 PM
Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. Nice, but a bit boring at times.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on August 29, 2017, 06:55:47 PM
I love the 100 Years of Beauty (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotation_id=annotation_3319519491&feature=iv&list=PLJic7bfGlo3qlgmccaaNAXTChp_Ny8CE4&src_vid=Q7lnfraNVXY) series. I find the makeovers fascinating, and the research behind the looks even more so. My favourite episode, however, is this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDxvMP2_3Nk&index=14&list=PLJic7bfGlo3qlgmccaaNAXTChp_Ny8CE4), where the stakes jump up from makeup to body art.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jackson02 on August 29, 2017, 07:37:30 PM
"The Normans" by BBC
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on October 01, 2017, 05:46:19 AM
Watched "Secrets of the Giant Manta Ray" on Nat Geo today. For those who don't know, manta ray numbers are taking a serious hit because of fishing for traditional Chinese medicine (it's like the American buffalo killings, they cut their front filters off and discard the rest) but biologists can't do as much to protect them because they still don't know where the manta rays go to give birth. They managed to find an archipelago off West Papua with some babies, but I didn't hear about any of the follow.

At least Indonesia banned the trade of them. Hopefully it will do some good.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 28, 2017, 11:56:25 PM
Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks

Owners/users justifying themselves with lines like "people were going to cheat anyway" I expected, but I was honestly surprised by how people were saying with a straight face that the service was actually a good thing and helped families avoid pain/problems.

The other thing that caught my attention was the Christian youtube vlogger who said "This was brought to my wife's attention; she has forgiven me for this mistake that I made. I've sought forgiveness to God, and He's forgiven me. So I've been completely cleansed of this sin."* Well there you go, easy peasy! ::) 


* The clip took all of 10 seconds, though I don't know if the jump cuts were in the original vid or that was the documentary condensing things
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jakoblaj on October 29, 2017, 12:42:49 AM
Rewatched two favorites this week:

Grey Gardens (a favorite of the Maysles Brothers)

and Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp (I haven't been able to get to a singing in a few months because of weekend work schedules and it brought back some fond memories).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 31, 2017, 08:58:04 PM
Empire of the Tsars (Netflix)

3 part British doc about the Romanovs. I don't know the subject material well enough to know how historically accurate it is. The host can be a bit cringy at times, but I guess verve is generally a good thing. At the very least it's enjoyable to see HD video of various places in Russia.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on December 08, 2017, 04:35:20 PM
"In the search of the White Angel" - film about st. Gregory Peradze (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypwH3IYJOV0)
Martyrt from Auschwitz, great orientalist, saint of Georgian and Polish Orthodox Churches.
It's a Polish movie, but with English subtitles.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on January 09, 2018, 02:54:14 PM
Short (lasting about 5 minutes) documentaries prepared by The Middle East Council of Churches about Christmas celebrations in the:
Syriac Orthodox Church (http://hhttps://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastCouncilofChurches/videos/2051440411801925/)

 Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East (https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastCouncilofChurches/videos/2055640358048597/)

Arabic sound, English subtitles.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on January 12, 2018, 09:49:13 AM
I've discovered the Secret Knowledge (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE7MzkkjRO4cfHyU31gg5tKN) series and can't stop watching. I got directed there through a link to 'The Art of Witchcraft', but I haven't seen a duff episode yet.

Good series. Really like

The Hidden Jewels of the Cheapside Hoard - Secret Knowledge
https://youtu.be/dk6GYHxoP6I

Stradivarius and Me - Secret Knowledge
https://youtu.be/tNMEYQk76ho

Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities - Secret Knowledge
https://youtu.be/_NDTSe4Y5JE

The Body Beautiful - Ancient Greeks...Secret Knowledge
https://youtu.be/cbUUf2idtL8

Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on January 12, 2018, 11:30:16 AM
Watched the American Experience episode "Into the Amazon" the other night about Teddy Roosevelt's 1914 trip down what would later be called the Rio Roosevelt in Brazil as Candido Rondon mapped it for the first time. I would love to have been a fly on the wall as those two larger than life personalities bounced off one another and butted heads (with poor Kermit Roosevelt caught in the middle).

I never knew what an amazing guy Rondon was before this, either. I can see why he's considered a Brazilian national hero.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 19, 2018, 12:21:51 AM
Anyone know of a good documentary about documentaries? Specifically interested in something comparing just-the-facts style docs vs. agenda-pushing docu-dramas.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 13, 2018, 07:46:00 PM
The Trader (Netflix)

22 minute documentary about a little-bit-of-everything trader who travels to rural Georgia and sells stuff to people who use potatoes as currency. It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on February 13, 2018, 08:11:45 PM
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 13, 2018, 08:34:43 PM
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?

While watching a couple scenes I felt uncomfortably voyeuristic, even though there was nothing overtly wrong with watching what was on the screen (it wasn't super intimate moments or anything like that). Maybe it was how stark, raw and really-real things were, or maybe it was because the people involved were awkward at times due to the presence of the camera crew. In one scene a kid is being "interviewed" but can't manage to get anything out, even with his mom coaxing him; in another scene two kids stand looking at merchandise, but this goes on for a long while and starts to become awkward, like they aren't sure what they're supposed to do; in a third scene an old woman who has almost no money tries to haggle or get an item as a gift, and when she goes away empty-handed I really did feel bad for her. There was also a lingering feeling of... I guess feeling the need at times to keep my pridefulness and 'privilege' in mind, and consider them in light of what was presented. When I saw the poverty, and heard the statements about simply not having the opportunities to do in life what they would like (like go to university), it was something to chew over as far as what I've done (or in most cases, failed to do) with the many opportunities I have had.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on February 13, 2018, 08:40:59 PM
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?

While watching a couple scenes I felt uncomfortably voyeuristic, even though there was nothing overtly wrong with watching what was on the screen (it wasn't super intimate moments or anything like that). Maybe it was how stark, raw and really-real things were, or maybe it was because the people involved were awkward at times due to the presence of the camera crew. In one scene a kid is being "interviewed" but can't manage to get anything out, even with his mom coaxing him; in another scene two kids stand looking at merchandise, but this goes on for a long while and starts to become awkward, like they aren't sure what they're supposed to do; in a third scene an old woman who has almost no money tries to haggle or get an item as a gift, and when she goes away empty-handed I really did feel bad for her. There was also a lingering feeling of... I guess feeling the need at times to keep my pridefulness and 'privilege' in mind, and consider them in light of what was presented. When I saw the poverty, and heard the statements about simply not having the opportunities to do in life what they would like (like go to university), it was something to chew over as far as what I've done (or in most cases, failed to do) with the many opportunities I have had.

Ah, ok. Makes sense.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Ainnir on February 13, 2018, 09:47:07 PM
The Trader (Netflix)

22 minute documentary about a little-bit-of-everything trader who travels to rural Georgia and sells stuff to people who use potatoes as currency. It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

I love them now.  :)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 14, 2018, 06:11:11 AM
Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus
Quote
What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.


and related to the above, found this presentation...

The Historical & Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAi92OmnxEo

(if anyone comes across a better version of the above presentation please post the link and PM me)
 
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on March 14, 2018, 07:35:51 AM
Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus
Quote
What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.


and related to the above, found this presentation...

The Historical & Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAi92OmnxEo

(if anyone comes across a better version of the above presentation please post the link and PM me)

Sorry for an off-top, but the guy in the beginning of the video reminds me so much Dumlebdore.. He's only thicker, but, in any other aspect - that's his copy.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Rubricnigel on March 14, 2018, 11:45:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAzcMHaBvLs

Sacrificial virgins. Its a new documentary about the HPV vaccine and it just won best of festival award for its investigative journalism.

https://pressdispensary.co.uk/releases/c994294/Vaccine-documentary-series-Sacrificial-Virgins-wins-Australian-Best-of-Festival-.html

And for tv shows i love Hollywood Decoded. Its on Gaia TV, and covers Hollywood movies, the hidden meanings, essoteric info, etc. Jay dyer the host is an Orthodox theologian who has a bunch of good stuff about theology on his website also.

https://www.gaia.com/series/hollywood-decoded
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 23, 2018, 02:52:09 AM
Wild Wild Country

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/wild_wild_country/

Fascinating stuff.

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Musicnerd88 on March 23, 2018, 08:50:47 AM
Frozen Planet

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2092588/

Sir David Attenborough's narration is as always, excellent.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 29, 2018, 04:58:42 PM
The Secret Science of Pop. A fascinating trip along the interface of music-making technology and creativity. Definitely something to rewatch on iPlayer.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on March 29, 2018, 05:24:36 PM
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Tzimis on March 29, 2018, 06:15:07 PM
https://youtu.be/5D8OxrSZZU8 Mount Athos 60 minutes documentary.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 29, 2018, 11:33:04 PM
The Trader (Netflix)

22 minute documentary about a little-bit-of-everything trader who travels to rural Georgia and sells stuff to people who use potatoes as currency. It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Didn't realise it was so short. Just I was getting into it, it was over :(

I felt bad for the parents of those poor kids, looking at his van with their eyes wide... I can just imagine the kids running back after being encouraged by the seller to badger their parents to buy them stuff.

And the poor old grandma... sad.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on March 30, 2018, 02:31:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2vhrK6Wczs

The Exodus from Egypt, a Lecture with Dr. James Hoffmeier

Quote
James Hoffmeier is an Egyptologist and Archaeologist who currently teaches Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Hoffmeier lived in Egypt from birth until the age of sixteen and later went to Wheaton College to earn his Bachelor of Arts. He completed both his Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Toronto.

Really worth seeing for some of the images of sites he has worked at. Its in HD1080 so really nice to watch.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 30, 2018, 03:33:49 AM
Flint Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYGyUsmmDbg

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2018, 09:30:03 PM
Herculaneum: The Other Pompeii (Full Documentary) (https://youtu.be/uDWZEJK6VSc)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jackson02 on April 05, 2018, 10:24:52 PM
Chicken People.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jackson02 on April 10, 2018, 07:42:41 PM
The Lost Byzantium with John Romer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASGvE_A3wB0
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 06, 2018, 01:33:44 PM
Bobby Kennedy for President

This documentary about Bobby Kennedy was really good. He's one of the few politicians I actually have some sympathy for. Yes, he was an elitist with a ruthless streak that made him little different from most every other politician. But I think he was also a man of true conviction and deep sincerity. This four part documentary is fascinating stuff. I think RFK was a social activist at heart who was confined by the trappings of his family's political legacy. He always seemed much more comfortable when he was truly engaged with the people than when he was trying to give political speeches.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80174282

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Jackson02 on May 06, 2018, 04:29:24 PM
Last of the Czars

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYo8SEvnsrM

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx2zMUCsdM0
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on September 05, 2018, 05:35:32 PM
Very short documentary:


Byzantine chant (Cyprus) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsmWsDdUlNU)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on September 06, 2018, 07:39:28 AM
24minutes documentary (in Polish and Lemko) about st. Maxim of Gorlice - Lemko Polish Orthodox saint:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEEH-jP8J48
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 07, 2018, 12:20:20 AM
Watched Ken Burns's Mark Twain today. So sad at the end. I think it's pretty obvious that the man was clinically depressed, and given all the things that he and his family suffered on top of it (most of which he blamed himself for), it's not surprising at all to me that he turned so vehemently against God in his later life--just regrettable. I wonder if my faith would have done any better given similar circumstances.

I hope he found some peace and reconciliation at the end.



Though I have to dock Burns some points for not mentioning Jap Herron lol. I like to think that Mark Twain would have considered it the crowning joke of his legacy.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 08, 2018, 02:19:26 AM
Watched Ken Burns's Mark Twain today. So sad at the end. I think it's pretty obvious that the man was clinically depressed, and given all the things that he and his family suffered on top of it (most of which he blamed himself for), it's not surprising at all to me that he turned so vehemently against God in his later life--just regrettable. I wonder if my faith would have done any better given similar circumstances.

I hope he found some peace and reconciliation at the end.



Though I have to dock Burns some points for not mentioning Jap Herron lol. I like to think that Mark Twain would have considered it the crowning joke of his legacy.

Thanks for this. I'll have to try to find it. Sounds really good.

Selam
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 08, 2018, 09:07:36 AM
A single Tumblr post about historical YouTubers scored me a few channel subscriptions. Happily wading through their lists still. Mostly, if not all, in French.

horror humanum est (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLbgxBMMEo6mAYe87esxGmg/featured)
Axolot (https://www.youtube.com/user/Axolotblog/featured)
C'est une autre histoire (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjDY4joMPcoRMmd-G1yz1Q)
Nota Bene (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP46_MXP_WG_auH88FnfS1A)
Les Revues du Monde (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf0fDz1vTYW-sl36wbVMbg/featured)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 08, 2018, 01:10:28 PM
A single Tumblr post about historical YouTubers scored me a few channel subscriptions. Happily wading through their lists still. Mostly, if not all, in French.

horror humanum est (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLbgxBMMEo6mAYe87esxGmg/featured)
Axolot (https://www.youtube.com/user/Axolotblog/featured)
C'est une autre histoire (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjDY4joMPcoRMmd-G1yz1Q)
Nota Bene (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP46_MXP_WG_auH88FnfS1A)
Les Revues du Monde (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf0fDz1vTYW-sl36wbVMbg/featured)

Makes me wish I spoke it!

Obligatory evangelization for my favorite history youtubers. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5majAET5KA)
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 08, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
Watched Ken Burns's Mark Twain today. So sad at the end. I think it's pretty obvious that the man was clinically depressed, and given all the things that he and his family suffered on top of it (most of which he blamed himself for), it's not surprising at all to me that he turned so vehemently against God in his later life--just regrettable. I wonder if my faith would have done any better given similar circumstances.

I hope he found some peace and reconciliation at the end.



Though I have to dock Burns some points for not mentioning Jap Herron lol. I like to think that Mark Twain would have considered it the crowning joke of his legacy.

Thanks for this. I'll have to try to find it. Sounds really good.

Selam

Yeah, I enjoyed it overall. Lots of interesting discussion on his views on race, too.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 18, 2018, 12:35:42 PM
Last night, I watched Nova: The Origami Revolution (which is available free on the PBS website apparently? (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/origami-revolution.html))

Really fascinating! It's all about how principles inherent in the way materials fold are not only enabling some really neat highly advanced origami, but also advancements in engineering (nanobots, kevlar shields, starshades for telescopes, and other things) and medicine (protein molecule folding to specifically target viruses).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 18, 2018, 03:29:11 PM
Anybody know where that hour-long youtube documentary about the Syriac Church got to? I know it's been linked to on oc.net somewhere before, but I can't find it. Google and youtube searches aren't helping either.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Tamar78 on September 19, 2018, 02:18:03 PM
I’ve recently watched a 50 minute long video documentary of Mikhail Denysenko, the so-called Patriarch Philaret of Kyiv, shared by George Michalopulos on his website Monomakhos.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug)

Having noted that that he's just a layman and that even King David and Flavius Constantinus are canonized as saints in our Church, the blogger couldn't but conclude that “if this defrocked bishop is recognized by Constantinople as a “patriarch” and his “church” as canonical, then that venerable See will have lost all moral authority.”

Indeed, it's not a pretty picture of "Patriarch" Filaret painted in the documentary.

Has anyone else seen this video? Do you share Mr. Michalopoulos' concerns?
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Orthodox_Slav on September 19, 2018, 02:23:09 PM
I’ve recently watched a 50 minute long video documentary of Mikhail Denysenko, the so-called Patriarch Philaret of Kyiv, shared by George Michalopulos on his website Monomakhos.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug)

Having noted that that he's just a layman and that even King David and Flavius Constantinus are canonized as saints in our Church, the blogger couldn't but conclude that “if this defrocked bishop is recognized by Constantinople as a “patriarch” and his “church” as canonical, then that venerable See will have lost all moral authority.”

Indeed, it's not a pretty picture of "Patriarch" Filaret painted in the documentary.

Has anyone else seen this video? Do you share Mr. Michalopoulos' concerns?

did you have problems with the video at around the 15 minute mark me and juliogb were http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,74442.msg1534987/topicseen.html#msg1534987
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 19, 2018, 02:27:07 PM
I’ve recently watched a 50 minute long video documentary of Mikhail Denysenko, the so-called Patriarch Philaret of Kyiv, shared by George Michalopulos on his website Monomakhos.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWumXnrgVug)

Having noted that that he's just a layman and that even King David and Flavius Constantinus are canonized as saints in our Church, the blogger couldn't but conclude that “if this defrocked bishop is recognized by Constantinople as a “patriarch” and his “church” as canonical, then that venerable See will have lost all moral authority.”

Indeed, it's not a pretty picture of "Patriarch" Filaret painted in the documentary.

Has anyone else seen this video? Do you share Mr. Michalopoulos' concerns?

Oh, hey. Speaking of Russian cybertrolling...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Tamar78 on September 19, 2018, 04:06:51 PM
did you have problems with the video at around the 15 minute mark me and juliogb were http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,74442.msg1534987/topicseen.html#msg1534987

Me too. I supposed it was because of slow Internet connection and decided to watch it later... However 15 minutes was enough...
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Orthodox_Slav on September 19, 2018, 04:20:35 PM
did you have problems with the video at around the 15 minute mark me and juliogb were http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,74442.msg1534987/topicseen.html#msg1534987

Me too. I supposed it was because of slow Internet connection and decided to watch it later... However 15 minutes was enough...

there is no way it was slow internet if me, juliogb and you all have problems with the video at the same time!
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on September 22, 2018, 07:31:58 AM
30-minutes Serbian film about local tradition in Vrlika about "Guardians of Christ's Grave") (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLJklF2yj8U)

Wikipedia article in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cuvari_Hristovog_groba
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Orthodox_Slav on September 22, 2018, 07:44:13 AM
30-minutes Serbian film about local tradition in Vrlika about "Guardians of Christ's Grave") (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLJklF2yj8U)

Wikipedia article in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cuvari_Hristovog_groba


wow i dint know about this! this is cool! (respect to the Orthodox serbs they are brothers to Orthodox Russia ;)

I have fixed the link I had posted.
Dominika
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 30, 2018, 05:02:00 PM
Anybody know where that hour-long youtube documentary about the Syriac Church got to? I know it's been linked to on oc.net somewhere before, but I can't find it. Google and youtube searches aren't helping either.

I guess it was The Hidden Pearl, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PLsZf5y8hU) that I was thinking of? I don't know. It kind of looks familiar from what I remember watching (I forgot it as 3 hours and not 1, though).
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 30, 2018, 08:18:55 PM
Going to watch "Owl Power" later tonight. It came out in 2015. I thought it came out in 2018. Oh well.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on November 13, 2018, 05:36:52 AM
Class (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz_Eg_OYZCs)

Life and learning at the Vaganova Academy.

No idea what they're saying, but I don't watch these things for the words.
Title: Re: What documentaries are you watching?
Post by: hecma925 on November 13, 2018, 11:06:03 AM
Class (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz_Eg_OYZCs)

Life and learning at the Vaganova Academy.

No idea what they're saying, but I don't watch these things for the words.

The danseurs' buns in training...