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Documentaries on netflix?
« on: September 24, 2011, 09:13:50 PM »
has anyone seen any good documentaries on netflix (streaming) regarding the church? any christian church for that matter...

i would love to find an orthodox documentary, but im not sure one exists!
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Re: Documentaries on netflix?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 07:08:36 AM »
here's two that I watched several years ago:

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-History-of-Orthodox-Christianity/70040865?trkid=496751

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Other-Holy-Land/70028080?trkid=496751

I remember one had Met. Kallistos (Ware) in it, but I can't remember which one.  And I think "The History of Orthodox Christianity" may be available on YouTube as well.


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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 11:14:32 PM »
here's two that I watched several years ago:

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-History-of-Orthodox-Christianity/70040865?trkid=496751

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Other-Holy-Land/70028080?trkid=496751

I remember one had Met. Kallistos (Ware) in it, but I can't remember which one.  And I think "The History of Orthodox Christianity" may be available on YouTube as well.



bummer. neither of those are on netflix anymore!! every time find something i want to watch on netflix, it turns out its not available for streaming.  I want to watch Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer but cant!

hopefully i cant find them on youtube.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 11:19:04 PM »
I never watched them live-streaming.  We got the DVDs.  Sorry, I didn't see that you were only looking for streaming.
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Re: Documentaries on netflix?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 01:58:04 AM »
The Jesus prayer doc is available thru iTunes very inexpensively.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 02:18:56 AM »
The Jesus prayer doc is available thru iTunes very inexpensively.

awesome! only $4.99! thank you very much!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 02:55:45 AM »
The Jesus prayer doc is available thru iTunes very inexpensively.

awesome! only $4.99! thank you very much!!

I really enjoyed watching it, I bought it thru iTunes since the price is so good. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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Re: Documentaries on netflix?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 01:12:19 AM »
Although not a documentary, I believe Ostrov is streaming.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 01:22:43 AM »
You are right! They call it "The Island" though.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Island/70082637?trkid=2361637

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 01:43:29 AM »
Excellent, thank you for clarifying.  :)
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Re: Documentaries on netflix?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 03:09:55 PM »
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun is worth an hour or so of a quiet Saturday afternoon.
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 03:13:03 PM »
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun is worth an hour or so of a quiet Saturday afternoon.

Just added it to my list on Netflix, thanks for the suggestion :)
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2013, 01:05:42 AM »
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun

Finally had a chance to see this. Fairly melancholy and slowly-paced, though not boring IMO. I felt pretty bad for Mr. Vig.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 01:18:20 AM »
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun

Finally had a chance to see this. Fairly melancholy and slowly-paced, though not boring IMO. I felt pretty bad for Mr. Vig.

Mr. Vig was quite the interesting fella. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 02:31:12 PM »
Last night on Netflix I watched the first part of an old National Geographic show, Biography of a Corpse. It's about what some call "body farms," where anthropologists/doctors study various things about decomposing human bodies left in the open/outdoors. I found it quite fascinating, but it's not for the squeamish as the decomposition is shown in fairly graphic detail (maggots devouring a head, bugs crawling in and out of the dead person's mouth and nose, stripping skin/etc. off a body so that only the bones remain)
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 04:26:52 PM »
Last night on Netflix I watched the first part of an old National Geographic show, Biography of a Corpse. It's about what some call "body farms," where anthropologists/doctors study various things about decomposing human bodies left in the open/outdoors. I found it quite fascinating, but it's not for the squeamish as the decomposition is shown in fairly graphic detail (maggots devouring a head, bugs crawling in and out of the dead person's mouth and nose, stripping skin/etc. off a body so that only the bones remain)

Real men eat chili while watching.  :)

I don't think it would bother me much.  Not that we are animals, but I am exposed to dead animal corpses all the time.  Often parts of dead animals with maggots all over.

Chickens love maggots btw.

I've even put maggot meat in buckets with little holes drilled in the bottom and hung them up high.  Flies land on the meat and lay eggs.  The maggots hatch, grow, and soon enough most will fall through the holes in the buckets.

The chickens/turkeys gobble them up.  :)

Yeah I guess seeing it on a human would be somewhat yuck - but I've seen it on cow heads with POUNDS of maggots etc.  :-\   
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 06:39:54 AM »
Old Believers

Only on disc, not streaming:


Jana Sevcikova's collection of three short films captures the lives of the immigrants and exiles who live on the outskirts of Eastern Europe. Shot over a period of five years, "Old Believers" documents a religious community seeped in ancient traditions. "Piemule" reveals the experiences of the descendents of Czech immigrants living in Romania, while "Jakub" chronicles the story of Jakub Popovich, a Ruthenian man transplanted to western Bohemia.

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 06:43:33 AM »
Not Orthodox, but some Catholic references and very inspiring:

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.

It was on my streaming list for a long time, then I finally watched it and didn't regret it: Mario's Story

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Re: Documentaries on netflix?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2014, 01:51:14 AM »
Last night on Netflix I watched the first part of an old National Geographic show, Biography of a Corpse. It's about what some call "body farms," where anthropologists/doctors study various things about decomposing human bodies left in the open/outdoors. I found it quite fascinating, but it's not for the squeamish as the decomposition is shown in fairly graphic detail (maggots devouring a head, bugs crawling in and out of the dead person's mouth and nose, stripping skin/etc. off a body so that only the bones remain)

this reminds me of another documentery, "A certain kind of death"

which is about people who die without any next of kin and it shows what they do with the body

also they kept showing the dead bodies and such terrible ways they seemed to have died... quite ugly... and also them being incinerated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErooOhzE268
full documentary there

this also reminds me on youtube, of a certain german man named Gunther von Hagens, search for him on youtube

Gunther's ER- - Minutes From Death

they plastizise bodies/freeze them or some complex thing, cut them to pieces showing them... like for example the body laying flat, then cut it horizontally in half...

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2014, 12:47:15 AM »
Not on Netflix about Orthodoxy, but on YouTube I've watched this one a couple times.

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