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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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« 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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340425/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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« 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayCYpxtIyo
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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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« Reply #53 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.
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OqDB-mHWlY
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« 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

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


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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.

LOL! Thanks buddy.
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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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« 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!  Grin

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

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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. Smiley
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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
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.


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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 »

The Fundamentalists - Religion or Lunacy?
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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.

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
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #88 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.


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« 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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