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    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
    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...e_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.

    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
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    you only need Baraka

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    ''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
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    Quote Originally Posted by sc0r0wnz View Post
    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?do...4812734884936#

    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehWise View Post
    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

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    Cocaine Cowboys
    Crips and Bloods
    Grizzly man
    Summer of Rave 1989


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomahx View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Collapse : 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 : 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

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    Miracle in the marshes of iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehWise View Post
    Earthlings
    That one was pretty ugly.

    Thanks for the list.
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    Obviously all this in the US...the country where a fanatical worship of science has replaced any true religious sense or any balanced perception of LIFE

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    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.)

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    The War on Kids.

    The Age of Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusaz View Post
    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. 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 and Long Way Down are also pretty good. (Both with Obi-Wan Kenobi)
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    Obviously all this in the US...the country where a fanatical worship of science has replaced any true religious sense or any balanced perception of LIFE

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