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What documentaries are you watching?
« 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 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 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 09:15:17 AM »
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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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #3 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/

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 09:32:28 AM »
Kumaré

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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #5 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!

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 10:41:01 AM »
I try to catch Coast when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works.
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« Reply #7 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
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 10:55:31 AM »
I try to catch Coast when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works.


Yours sound fascinating. I wonder if any of them are available or viewable in the U.S.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 11:01:17 AM »
I try to catch Coast when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works.


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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 11:26:10 AM »
I try to catch Coast when it's on, though not very hard. ;) I make much more of an effort for any of Lucy Worsley's works.


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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 08:11:05 AM »
Kumaré

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!

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 07:33:09 PM »
I liked "Fat Head". (Used to be on Netflix Instant Watch.)
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 04:48:18 PM »
The People vs. George Lucas. It's on Netflix.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2013, 06:18:47 PM »
^ What is that one about?

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2013, 07:01:39 PM »
And it's on Netflix too.

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2013, 07:03:08 PM »
And it's on Netflix too.

No more excuses.

I thought it was the Basketball Diaries.
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2013, 07:04:42 PM »
ROFL BASKETBALL DIARIES.

Here's the DVD cover as shown on Netflix:

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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2013, 07:06:17 PM »
 <------- has never seen American Graffiti.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2013, 07:56:14 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2013, 07:57:07 PM »
ROFL BASKETBALL DIARIES.

Here's the DVD cover as shown on Netflix:



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« Reply #28 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #29 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.
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« Reply #30 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #31 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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2014, 01:12:47 PM »
Stalin - Man of Steel (I think I was a dictator in a previous life)

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« Reply #33 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.

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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »
I saw a very good documentary about comet ISON yesterday.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2014, 03:14:26 PM »
"Into Great Silence" about the Carthusian monks was interesting.
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« Reply #36 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.

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« Reply #37 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2014, 06:07:53 AM »
Three of my favorite documentaries:

When We Were Kings

Hoop Dreams

Man on Wire



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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #42 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. 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
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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2014, 10:22:42 AM »
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #44 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.
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« Reply #45 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2014, 06:47:32 AM »
Motörhead: the Guts and the Glory (http://youtu.be/lhTDbVecHSM)

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« Reply #47 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #48 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.

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« Reply #49 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.

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« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2014, 01:38:51 PM »
Lemmy (http://youtu.be/rUf3vyXu3LY). More stuff that truly makes me happy to be alive.

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« Reply #51 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.
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« Reply #52 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.
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I'm in the mood for a sports based doc that is about three hours long. Can't think of anything off hand.
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« Reply #54 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.

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« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #57 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

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« Reply #58 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?
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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2014, 05:00:01 PM »
I heard there is a good documentary about Mac Dre.  I might have to check that.
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« Reply #60 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.

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« Reply #61 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.
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« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2014, 01:14:10 PM »
Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old (http://youtu.be/aYuSJacb7H0) The third one about Motorhead. Why stop?

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« Reply #63 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old (http://youtu.be/aYuSJacb7H0) The third one about Motorhead. Why stop?

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« Reply #65 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.
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« Reply #66 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


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« Reply #67 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


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« Reply #68 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


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« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2014, 01:46:47 AM »
WOW!, apart from Lemmy you guys have BORING tastes.



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« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2014, 01:57:21 AM »
WOW!, apart from Lemmy you guys have BORING tastes.



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« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2014, 02:22:45 AM »
Just watched My Perestroika 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. 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.

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« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2014, 02:41:22 PM »
Thessaloniki in Colour (1913).  At only 8 to 9 minutes in length, it's short but very interesting historically. 
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« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2014, 02:45:54 PM »
Horizon: Swallowed by a Sinkhole. Compared to the feature's live footage, the pics look tame.
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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2014, 08:14:26 PM »
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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.
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« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2014, 08:22:38 PM »
Dirty Wars, I am now thinking of watching a long documentary called Bush's War.
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« Reply #76 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

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« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2014, 06:00:10 AM »
Ghosts of Rwanda
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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.


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« Reply #78 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.

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« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2014, 06:58:40 PM »
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« Reply #80 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

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« Reply #81 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

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.   

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« Reply #82 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. 

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« Reply #83 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.

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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
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2014, 10:28:33 PM »
One Man Metal on Youtube. Those sensitive to swearing may want to avoid it.

Focuses on Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2014, 03:52:06 PM »
Light in Darkness: Nemesis Divina

Short documentary on Christian black metal.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #87 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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2014, 11:17:12 PM »
The Act of Killing

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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.


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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2014, 07:44:14 PM »
Well it's hard to follow that up, but I watched...

Arab Metal Heads

A short documentary about metal and rock in Jordan.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2014, 11:58:09 PM »
Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia

Nice trip down memory lane... I haven't seen this since I owned it on VHS back in the mid-90s.
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« Reply #91 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.

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« Reply #92 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2014, 09:24:00 PM »
Amazon Rising last night.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #94 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #95 on: July 30, 2014, 11:15:01 PM »
Inside Chipotle.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #96 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.
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« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2014, 12:10:42 AM »
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« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »
Inside Pixar.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #99 on: August 07, 2014, 11:40:24 PM »
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf64t6TkoBY

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #100 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!




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!



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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #101 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!




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!




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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #102 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.

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« Reply #103 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #104 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.



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. Their Glastonbury performance renewed my interest something fierce.
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« Reply #105 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.



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. Their Glastonbury performance renewed my interest something fierce.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #106 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!

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

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« Reply #107 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/

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #108 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.
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« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2014, 03:48:38 PM »

http://eyesonbrazil.wordpress.com/tag/linguas-documentary/

Língua, Lives in Portuguese

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


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« Reply #110 on: November 05, 2014, 08:35:55 AM »
The Century Of The Self (http://vimeo.com/91200667)

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« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2014, 09:21:22 PM »
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #112 on: December 04, 2014, 06:49:48 PM »
Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance

Two of my favourite TV personalities joining forces. What's not to love? ;D
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #113 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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #114 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
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« Reply #115 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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #116 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.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #117 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.



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"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."
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« Reply #118 on: January 27, 2015, 02:32:45 PM »


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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.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #119 on: January 27, 2015, 04:20:06 PM »
World Net Daily? Some of the best unintentional comedy out there. :)
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« Reply #120 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 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.
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« Reply #121 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.
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« Reply #122 on: February 26, 2015, 11:38:20 PM »


"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.

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« Reply #123 on: February 27, 2015, 01:52:26 PM »
NOVA's "How smart can we get"

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 for anyone wanting to talk about it further...

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« Reply #124 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/

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« Reply #125 on: March 06, 2015, 07:19:35 PM »
Dianne Sawyer, Documentary on Charles Manson

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« Reply #126 on: March 20, 2015, 12:56:53 AM »

The Overnighters

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.
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« Reply #127 on: March 20, 2015, 01:02:05 AM »
Exile Nation: The Plastic People

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.

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« Reply #128 on: March 20, 2015, 01:11:13 AM »
Who is Dayani Cristal?

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. 

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« Reply #129 on: March 20, 2015, 01:28:17 AM »
Splinters

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.

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« Reply #130 on: March 20, 2015, 01:31:20 AM »
A Deeper Shade of Blue

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.

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« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2015, 05:59:57 AM »
Becoming a Man in Siberia

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Very good film that follows two Mongol families; one raising camels, the other reindeer.
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« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2015, 08:12:31 AM »
The one about Burt's Bees is awesome.
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« Reply #133 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....
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« Reply #134 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.
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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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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Heart of Darkness

A documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now.


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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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« 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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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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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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