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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #135 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #136 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #137 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #138 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #139 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.


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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #140 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!
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #141 on: April 26, 2015, 10:54:06 PM »


Netflix streaming:

Fed Up

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. 

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #142 on: April 26, 2015, 10:59:17 PM »
Netflix streaming:


Goering's Last Secret

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. 

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #143 on: April 26, 2015, 11:18:07 PM »
Netflix streaming:

Love Me

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. 




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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #144 on: April 27, 2015, 12:56:40 AM »
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #145 on: April 27, 2015, 10:24:18 AM »
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


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I guess the original is in the public domain so they can just steal the title.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #146 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #147 on: May 01, 2015, 03:57:27 PM »
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #148 on: May 02, 2015, 03:53:49 AM »
Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


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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.


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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #149 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #150 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. 

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2015, 09:23:28 AM »
Behind the Monastery Walls (Romanian documentary with English subtitles)

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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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #152 on: June 20, 2015, 12:24:04 PM »
Allen Iverson: The Answer

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #153 on: July 08, 2015, 04:35:57 AM »
Old school doc on Coptic monasticism.

The Coptic Monasteries and Monks of the Egyptian Desert

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #154 on: July 08, 2015, 04:02:47 PM »
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« Reply #155 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #156 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.....

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #157 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #158 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?
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« Reply #159 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #160 on: July 08, 2015, 07:21:33 PM »
I haven't seen any of those, but "St Benedict's Rule" jumps out at me. 
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« Reply #161 on: July 19, 2015, 03:56:49 AM »
Inequality for All

It examines the US economy and some of it's structural problems.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #162 on: July 22, 2015, 02:38:13 PM »
I've discovered the Secret Knowledge 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #163 on: July 22, 2015, 08:59:43 PM »
Shark Week...nuff said

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