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tehWise
02-15-2011, 19:18
Twice a month a group of us get together for Documentary night. Whoever is hosting it also makes dinner and guests bring herbs to smoke. I usually put together 5 or so candidates and we screen 3 minutes of each then decide what to watch.

Curious what your favorite documentaries are? Any genre or bias, serious or humorous.

Some of mine in no real order, I have hundreds of favorites and thousands of documentaries.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
A Crude Awakening
The Future of Food (2004)
The Animals Film (1981)
Dealing Dogs
Iraq For Sale
Modern Marvels: Nikola Tesla-Mad Electricity
Addicted to Plastic
Escape to Canada
Generation Rx
Home (2009)
Processed People
Superpower (2008)
Earthlings
American Drug War: The last white hope
Five steps to Tyranny
Hemp for Victory (Dept of Agriculture video)
Lost Lightning- Nikola Tesla
The Union
The power of community: how Cuba survived peak oil
Food Matters (2008)
The Bridge
Occupation 101
John Pilger documentaries
Standard Operating Procedure
The God Who Wasn't There
Hate crimes law-silencing the church and christians :lmao:
The Muslim Jesus
History Channel: Banned from the bible
National Geographic: The Secret Bible
Religulous
Affluenza
Hacking Democracy
Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/off_the_grid_life_on_the_mesa/

All documentaries are biased, but I like to watch biases from various viewpoints because there is some merit on every side and I like to understand where people who are different than me are coming from. :idea:

EDIT::Also, I really enjoyed this short philosophy clip from Alan Watts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeRZKC27RtU

and Lord British interview http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/richard-garriott

Liano
02-15-2011, 19:54
you only need Baraka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOW5QB2ng48)

sc0r0wnz
02-15-2011, 19:56
''American Drug War: The last white hope''

Retarded title, not going into the war on drugs but it pretty much just highers the price of drugs and makes it more profitable to sell drugs for cartels/maffia.

Apart from that I will start downloading some, unless you got some link for it you want to share :)

tehWise
02-15-2011, 20:15
Retarded title, not going into the war on drugs but it pretty much just highers the price of drugs and makes it more profitable to sell drugs for cartels/maffia.


Yea the title is dumb but the white is in reference to coke/crack not white americans :)

There are a bunch of youtube full length but crappy quality. I got my stuff as torrents but it's definitely an interesting film.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8231634812734884936#

It also shows you what stocks you can buy to benefit from the drug war. It's a "private" prison industry after all, you can buy their stocks, cha ching!


Description:
"Three and a half years in the making the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA. AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just dope fiends but an entire government. More importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some 'pro-drug' stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war... "



Baraka...

Interesting I'll definitely watch it. I like the life series, and Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU Thanks!

Liano
02-15-2011, 20:51
Baraka...

Interesting I'll definitely watch it. I like the life series, and Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU Thanks!

Forgot to tell : you don't want the divx version but dvd quality

doomahx
02-15-2011, 21:35
Cocaine Cowboys
Crips and Bloods
Grizzly man
Summer of Rave 1989


All i can think of right this second, there are tons more though.

tehWise
02-15-2011, 22:08
Cocaine Cowboys


I forgot to include that one. I have grizzly man but haven't watched it yet.

I think about Cocaine Cowboys a lot. When they talk about their transporting drugs with a tow truck company it shows how smart people are and how fail the drug war is and always will be. The cops have no reason to search a vehicle on a tow truck and if you found drugs in the car being towed it would be hard to charge the tow truck operator for possession.

VBS.TV has tons of documentaries and they're quirky/indi/modern.

They have one video about the narco submarines used by smugglers. http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/colombian-narcosubs

They also have a documentary about RICHARD GARRIOTT the guy who brought us the MMO and Ultima Online/Ultima Series.
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/richard-garriott Interesting to see what a successful, quirky nerd looks like behind the scenes.

melipone
02-15-2011, 22:09
The Century of the Self (4 parts, 4 hours long but worth a watch):

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

The World at War (epic)

The is the last one I watched about Quantum physics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nyZR4Ya4oI

Chalupas
02-15-2011, 22:34
Collapse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyHIOg5aHk) : From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more

Wonders of the Solar System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUfd7RLMScU) : a 2010 television series co-produced by the BBC and Science Channel, and hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Wonders of the Solar System was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 7 March 2010. The series comprises five episodes, each of which focuses on an aspect of the Solar System and features a 'wonder' relevant to the theme. The series was described as one of the most successful to appear on BBC Two in recent years

Dingbat
02-15-2011, 23:01
Miracle in the marshes of iraq.

breakyourarmor
02-15-2011, 23:38
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Radical:_The_Trials_of_Norman_F inkelstein)

nizzie
02-16-2011, 23:59
Earthlings

That one was pretty ugly.

Thanks for the list. :cool:

Medusaz
02-17-2011, 06:56
Walking the Amazon. (new series about a guy who literally walks from coast of chillie to the other side of south America to the brazil coast following the Amazon. Walking through drug smuggling areas and cocaine farms.)

Gloomrender
02-17-2011, 08:09
The War on Kids.

The Age of Stupid.

nizzie
02-17-2011, 11:44
Walking the Amazon. (new series about a guy who literally walks from coast of chillie to the other side of south America to the brazil coast following the Amazon. Walking through drug smuggling areas and cocaine farms.)

If you enjoy watching stuff like this take a look at Tim Cope on Trail of Ghengis Khan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-f_EMmhcr0). He's an Australian guy who learned to speak Russian and travelled from Mongolia to Hungary by horse. Took him 3.5 years.

He also went from China to Russia on his bike, but I haven't seen that one yet.


Long Way Round (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk_Qkz_5ti8) and Long Way Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_gf3vM9CQQ) are also pretty good. (Both with Obi-Wan Kenobi)

Gloomrender
02-17-2011, 12:35
That one was pretty ugly.

Thanks for the list. :cool:

Ya. I had to pass on continuing that one, when I deduced there was gonna be extremely nasty shit ahead in the video. I eat beef and chicken and such on a daily basis, I don't really have a choice, and I just can't deal with it right now. I would have liked to hear the rest of the philosophy and evidence and stuff but not worth it. I get the idea, "we abuse and torture-murder sentient beings for food/commerce, and it sucks and shouldn't be that way", I'm sure that sums it up well enough.

plumpudding
02-17-2011, 20:17
Working Mans Death.

nizzie
02-17-2011, 20:30
I eat beef and chicken and such on a daily basis, I don't really have a choice, and I just can't deal with it right now.

That's what I thought, then I decided to keep watching and now I don't anymore. The cheaper meat becomes, the more the quality goes to shit. I really love some good beef, I mean really good beef. I gladly pay a good price for good quality, so I keep my consume to a minimum. I encouraged some people to check out Earthlings, and most didn't even try watching - for the reason you stated, and some simply couldn't handle it.

tehWise
02-17-2011, 20:44
Thanks guys, I'm not trying to be a thread bump whore but I am definitely looking up every video posted and have been surprised by several so far.

Measuring the piece of string was highly entertaining, as was the one about Freud, to my surprise.

Earthlings is hard to watch only because it's real, you can acknowledge it or hide from it but it goes on daily with or without you (mostly with you since you probably haven't had to fully think about what you purchase), whether you're aware of it or not.

Dealing dogs was far worse.

1 thing I liked about Earthlings was eating animals/factory farming was only 1/5th of the movie. It covers 5 industries that utilize animals, pets, food, clothing, research, entertainment. Saddest part for me was seeing the injured dog get thrown in the trash compactor and crunched up as it's sitting there licking it's lips looking terrified. I didn't realize how many different animal products outside of food I've consumed my entire life, until I sat through that movie.

The animals film was much more tamed down from Earthlings. It's a classic.

In Earthlings, when they strap the chimps to the machine that gives them whiplash, it's actual footage shot at the University of PA. The actual name of that footage is "Unnecessary fuss" and was shot by the University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlooe_AMP5w

Too many of us choose to turn painful thoughts off. One thing I've come to realize is the only real power an individual has today is the power of their purchases.

There's a british movie called "Supermarket Secrets" on youtube as well that's very fascinating in regards to quality of cheap meat.

breakyourarmor
02-23-2011, 23:16
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Radical:_The_Trials_of_Norman_F inkelstein)

should watch this next yo

Silent Takedown
02-23-2011, 23:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDeRYVWDDMo

this is the most epic doc ever

TumorousGrowth
02-24-2011, 01:15
American Pimp
Pimps up, Ho's down
Vernon, Florida
Jaro Elvis
Darkon
Monster Camp

Most entertaining documentaries around.

melipone
02-25-2011, 21:54
Louis Theroux..loads of documentaries by him but they tend to be less serious, more like a look at random or obscure areas of society. Here's a few:

Law And Disorder In Johannesburg:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPR08kZxkCg
Wrestling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irV7JoPrZ7M
Westboro Baptist Church:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOrz5k0jWdU&feature=related
Black Nationalists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuxMlDGUXGI&feature=related
Gambling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4rn8zq4s0

Theres loads more, some serious some just for the comedy value

Here's an interesting BBC Doc on Scientology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l42UrHDx4lE

tehWise
02-26-2011, 05:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDeRYVWDDMo

this is the most epic doc ever

Watched that last night, my head hurt from crying so hard so many times and it was so wrong each time but so fucking funny. Even my politically correct gf was cringing followed by a "holy shit" and "oh my god" fairly regularly.

I can't imagine being one of those kids parents, omg in public when they have an outburst without any filter.........

On side note, vernon florida=great, Monster camp looks epic and I'm waiting on it from netflix, Westboro baptist church is hilarious.

xpiher
02-26-2011, 05:22
Gasland
Bowling for Columbine
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Super Size Me
Where in the World is Osma Binlanden
American Meth
Cocaine Cowboys 1&2
Nerdcore For Life
Lord Save Us From Your Followers
Maxed Out
Inside Job
Fish out of Water
Manufactured Consent
The Corporation
FoodInc

Edit: Some of these can actually be watched on Hulu.

jakeoc
02-26-2011, 19:28
Twice a month a group of us get together for Documentary night. Whoever is hosting it also makes dinner and guests bring herbs to smoke. I usually put together 5 or so candidates and we screen 3 minutes of each then decide what to watch.

Curious what your favorite documentaries are? Any genre or bias, serious or humorous.

Some of mine in no real order, I have hundreds of favorites and thousands of documentaries.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
A Crude Awakening
The Future of Food (2004)
The Animals Film (1981)
Dealing Dogs
Iraq For Sale
Modern Marvels: Nikola Tesla-Mad Electricity
Addicted to Plastic
Escape to Canada
Generation Rx
Home (2009)
Processed People
Superpower (2008)
Earthlings
American Drug War: The last white hope
Five steps to Tyranny
Hemp for Victory (Dept of Agriculture video)
Lost Lightning- Nikola Tesla
The Union
The power of community: how Cuba survived peak oil
Food Matters (2008)
The Bridge
Occupation 101
John Pilger documentaries
Standard Operating Procedure
The God Who Wasn't There
Hate crimes law-silencing the church and christians :lmao:
The Muslim Jesus
History Channel: Banned from the bible
National Geographic: The Secret Bible
Religulous
Affluenza
Hacking Democracy
Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/off_the_grid_life_on_the_mesa/

All documentaries are biased, but I like to watch biases from various viewpoints because there is some merit on every side and I like to understand where people who are different than me are coming from. :idea:

EDIT::Also, I really enjoyed this short philosophy clip from Alan Watts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeRZKC27RtU

and Lord British interview http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/richard-garriott

hey if you like watching documentaries you should go to www.watch-documentaries.com its free and no bullshit download or sign up. i saw one about a guy who when to the amazon to lick posion frogs 'jungle trip' but there ones about the builderberger group (forget your government they run the planet) pretty intresting stuff.

and that one you mentioned about the secret bible? thats the gigas or somthing right? satans bible? gunna look it up cool shit.

Also very unrelated but anyone know of a site where i can see like one of those 'book of demons' from the 1600s or somthing?

Nunz
02-26-2011, 19:38
Katie Morgan Porn 101

ZeroCool
02-27-2011, 20:17
the spirit molecule was the best one ive seen so far.

Also journeyman.tc (http://www.journeyman.tv/) has tons of extremely well done documentaries about all kinds of stuff. It costs money though, like dollar per day, but its well worth it.

Endom
02-27-2011, 21:08
just started trying to watch a ton of documentaries but some of my favorites have been spirit molecule and collapse.

if anybody has any suggestions for cultural psychology documentaries or anything of that sort,thats what im interested in as its my main focus in my anthropology major.

Gloomrender
02-27-2011, 23:47
the spirit molecule was the best one ive seen so far.

Also journeyman.tc (http://www.journeyman.tv/) has tons of extremely well done documentaries about all kinds of stuff. It costs money though, like dollar per day, but its well worth it.

Isn't that the one which was only in theatres and got posted on here a while ago? Or was that something else? Is there anywhere to see that now?

Endom
02-28-2011, 00:42
Isn't that the one which was only in theatres and got posted on here a while ago? Or was that something else? Is there anywhere to see that now?

torrent or purchase dvd copy from the website

ZeroCool
02-28-2011, 01:07
Isn't that the one which was only in theatres and got posted on here a while ago? Or was that something else? Is there anywhere to see that now?

Its on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubuTR5vXISA&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresu lts%3Fsearch_query%3Dthe%2Bspirit%2Bmole cule%26aq%3Df&has_verified=1

Actually only part 1 is on youtube, they deleted the rest. Can still get it off torrents though

Sqarak
02-28-2011, 09:49
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed



Isn't this that pro-intelligent design "documentary"?