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    the documentary thread

    i like watching a good documentary. i'll try posting up complete ones, not just trailers.
    any contributions are most welcome.

    here's a couple of random picks





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    I enjoy non Hollywood or low budget stuff like

    Zeitgeist, and Zeitgeist the Addendum
    Loose Change, and Loose Change the final cut...to name a few.

    Sugar the bitter truth was boring as hell but very informative.

    BTW, these are all internet movies and free to watch. Even if you don't believe any or all of the messages these movies have to offer, you will learn something, and IMO it's good to educate yourself with at least some media that's not motivated by profit or bought and paid for.
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    Complete short doc - "The Accidental Sea"


    The entire doc, "Know your Roots - the History of Mongoose"


    Complete doc - "1970s American Culture Sociology Documentary Films: Health, Education, Fashion, Drug Use"

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    My Brothers Keeper

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    one of the most important vids youll see on the tax system in America, and the federal reserve (which is NOT federal- its a private bank.) anyone that pays taxes should watch this.



    The guy pictured in the youtube screen cap, is G Edward Griffin. Hes written many books but my personal favorite is called The Creature from Jekyll Island, which details the creation of the fed. very spooky stuff.
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    Long Way Round (2004)
    Actor Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travelled from London to far Eastern Russia on motorcycles through Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia and then flew to Alaska and biked down through Canada and the US to New York.



    Long Way Down (2007)
    A few years later and they took the motorcycles down from the top of Scotland over to Europe down to Africa and then all across Africa down to Cape Town, South Africa.



    Each series is about 7 episodes long.
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    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virgina. Full lenght on Netflix. Like watching a train wreck, can't look away. Crazy ****.



    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia - Trailer - YouTube
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    Not really a documentary... More of an expose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    I'm a sucker for Alastair Fothergill nature documentaries.

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    The Journey of Man by Dr. Spencer Wells:


    and Planet Earth by Dr. Ian Stewart:
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    Catching Hell from ESPN. Its the story of Steve Bartman, the guy who leaned over and caught the foul ball at Wrigley field during the 2003 NLCS. It's a fascinating look at that infamous moment and really well done. One of the more interesting aspects of the story is that they talk to a wide variety of people connected to the game inclucing many of the fans who where sitting near Bartman, broadcasters, security folks, and the media. If you had an opinion on Bartman before you might come away with a new perspective after watching this documentary.

    ESPN Films - ESPN Films: Catching Hell

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    I almost forgot David Sutherland's Country Boys, which aired on PBS in 2006. One of the best films I've ever seen.

    It can be seen in its entirety here, on Frontline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    I almost forgot David Sutherland's Country Boys, which aired on PBS in 2006. One of the best films I've ever seen.

    It can be seen in its entirety here, on Frontline.
    thanks for posting that dirt farmer
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    I get the Documentary Channel on Dish, so here's a couple of my favorites:

    "Johnny Berlin"


    "The Last One"


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    Here's a quirky story about an old school video game competition. Some of these dudes are cutthroat man.


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    The Stephen Hawking docs are among my all time faves.
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    Ride the Divide, The Accidental Sea is a good one, a classic Endless Summer.

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    Restrepo is an interesting look inside the everyday life of soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan. I'm not in the military so I can't vouch for how the experience of these guys compares to others but it does not look easy at all. It was directed by Tim Hetherington who was killed in Libya while covering the rebel uprising.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    Restrepo is an interesting look inside the everyday life of soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan. I'm not in the military so I can't vouch for how the experience of these guys compares to others but it does not look easy at all. It was directed by Tim Hetherington who was killed in Libya while covering the rebel uprising.

    You beat me to it!
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    restrepo was sad. as a former Marine, i could relate all too easily to what those guys had to put up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    restrepo was sad. as a former Marine, i could relate all too easily to what those guys had to put up with.
    Just read this. Wow thanks for your service man. That looks like a real $hitty situation that those guys were in. I came away with a lot of respect for the folks fighting over there, they are definitely putting their lives on the line every day.

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