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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #180 on: August 13, 2016, 08:27:18 AM »
Interesting documentary about Russian cosmonauts and their faith

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C88APjXDwxA
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #181 on: August 13, 2016, 09:14:41 AM »
The Al-Jazari episode of Absolute Genius.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #182 on: August 14, 2016, 12:02:20 PM »
The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Full Length - English Subtitles)

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

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #183 on: February 11, 2017, 08:53:41 PM »
Terry Pratchett: Back in Black. Equal parts documentary, tribute and biopic, it had both me and the mister, decades-old STP fans, a mess by the end.

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

I bet someone will put it up on YouTube soonish...
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #184 on: June 14, 2017, 04:03:39 AM »
Betting on Zero

About the fight between scam company Herbalife and billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #185 on: July 08, 2017, 02:33:43 AM »
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2017, 06:28:02 PM »
American Anarchist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9vuExMpbrM

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #187 on: August 01, 2017, 06:25:48 AM »
"The Forgotten Kingdom" - film about Caucasian Albania and its Church
It's a Polish movie, but with English subtitles.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #188 on: August 05, 2017, 06:15:43 AM »
Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity

I found this free with Amazon Prime.

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #189 on: August 05, 2017, 06:20:45 AM »
Watching several History Channel Gangland episodes.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #190 on: August 05, 2017, 12:16:02 PM »
Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. Nice, but a bit boring at times.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #191 on: August 29, 2017, 06:55:47 PM »
I love the 100 Years of Beauty series. I find the makeovers fascinating, and the research behind the looks even more so. My favourite episode, however, is this one, where the stakes jump up from makeup to body art.
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« Reply #192 on: August 29, 2017, 07:37:30 PM »
"The Normans" by BBC
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #193 on: October 01, 2017, 05:46:19 AM »
Watched "Secrets of the Giant Manta Ray" on Nat Geo today. For those who don't know, manta ray numbers are taking a serious hit because of fishing for traditional Chinese medicine (it's like the American buffalo killings, they cut their front filters off and discard the rest) but biologists can't do as much to protect them because they still don't know where the manta rays go to give birth. They managed to find an archipelago off West Papua with some babies, but I didn't hear about any of the follow.

At least Indonesia banned the trade of them. Hopefully it will do some good.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #194 on: October 28, 2017, 11:56:25 PM »
Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks

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

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


* The clip took all of 10 seconds, though I don't know if the jump cuts were in the original vid or that was the documentary condensing things
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #195 on: October 29, 2017, 12:42:49 AM »
Rewatched two favorites this week:

Grey Gardens (a favorite of the Maysles Brothers)

and Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp (I haven't been able to get to a singing in a few months because of weekend work schedules and it brought back some fond memories).

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« Reply #196 on: October 31, 2017, 08:58:04 PM »
Empire of the Tsars (Netflix)

3 part British doc about the Romanovs. I don't know the subject material well enough to know how historically accurate it is. The host can be a bit cringy at times, but I guess verve is generally a good thing. At the very least it's enjoyable to see HD video of various places in Russia.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #197 on: December 08, 2017, 04:35:20 PM »
"In the search of the White Angel" - film about st. Gregory Peradze
Martyrt from Auschwitz, great orientalist, saint of Georgian and Polish Orthodox Churches.
It's a Polish movie, but with English subtitles.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #198 on: January 09, 2018, 02:54:14 PM »
Short (lasting about 5 minutes) documentaries prepared by The Middle East Council of Churches about Christmas celebrations in the:
Syriac Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East

Arabic sound, English subtitles.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #199 on: January 12, 2018, 09:49:13 AM »
I've discovered the Secret Knowledge series and can't stop watching. I got directed there through a link to 'The Art of Witchcraft', but I haven't seen a duff episode yet.

Good series. Really like

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

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

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

The Body Beautiful - Ancient Greeks...Secret Knowledge
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #200 on: January 12, 2018, 11:30:16 AM »
Watched the American Experience episode "Into the Amazon" the other night about Teddy Roosevelt's 1914 trip down what would later be called the Rio Roosevelt in Brazil as Candido Rondon mapped it for the first time. I would love to have been a fly on the wall as those two larger than life personalities bounced off one another and butted heads (with poor Kermit Roosevelt caught in the middle).

I never knew what an amazing guy Rondon was before this, either. I can see why he's considered a Brazilian national hero.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #201 on: January 19, 2018, 12:21:51 AM »
Anyone know of a good documentary about documentaries? Specifically interested in something comparing just-the-facts style docs vs. agenda-pushing docu-dramas.

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« Reply #202 on: February 13, 2018, 07:46:00 PM »
The Trader (Netflix)

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #203 on: February 13, 2018, 08:11:45 PM »
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?
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« Reply #204 on: February 13, 2018, 08:34:43 PM »
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?

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

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« Reply #205 on: February 13, 2018, 08:40:59 PM »
It's interesting, though you may have some uneasy feelings watching it (or at least I did).

Why?

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

Ah, ok. Makes sense.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #206 on: February 13, 2018, 09:47:07 PM »
The Trader (Netflix)

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #207 on: March 14, 2018, 06:11:11 AM »
Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus
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What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.


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

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

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
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Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus
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What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.


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

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

Sorry for an off-top, but the guy in the beginning of the video reminds me so much Dumlebdore.. He's only thicker, but, in any other aspect - that's his copy.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #209 on: March 14, 2018, 11:45:20 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAzcMHaBvLs

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

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

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

https://www.gaia.com/series/hollywood-decoded

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« Reply #210 on: March 23, 2018, 02:52:09 AM »
Wild Wild Country

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

Fascinating stuff.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #211 on: March 23, 2018, 08:50:47 AM »
Frozen Planet

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

Sir David Attenborough's narration is as always, excellent.
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« Reply #212 on: March 29, 2018, 04:58:42 PM »
The Secret Science of Pop. A fascinating trip along the interface of music-making technology and creativity. Definitely something to rewatch on iPlayer.
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« Reply #213 on: March 29, 2018, 05:24:36 PM »
I see what you did there.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
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https://youtu.be/5D8OxrSZZU8 Mount Athos 60 minutes documentary.

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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #215 on: March 29, 2018, 11:33:04 PM »
The Trader (Netflix)

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

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

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

And the poor old grandma... sad.
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Re: What documentaries are you watching?
« Reply #216 on: March 30, 2018, 02:31:30 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2vhrK6Wczs

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

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

Really worth seeing for some of the images of sites he has worked at. Its in HD1080 so really nice to watch.
Christ turned the world upside down; and when the world was viewed from such a remarkable perspective, it suddenly made sense -- Fr Andrew Greeley

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The Lost Byzantium with John Romer

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