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jordy240
Mar 31, 2011


Tell Me And I Will Forget

This is a very interesting documentary about what it's like to be an EMT.... in Africa

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/tell_me_and_i_will_forget/

jordy240 fucked around with this message at 22:23 on Aug 10, 2011

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whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Popelmon posted:

Are you talking about Shane Smith? Yeah, he is channeling Hemingway, but I really liken his work. Especially his North Korea and Liberia documentaries are just stunning. Especially the part of the Liberia docu with General Butt Naked are just :stare:. You wouldn't get an effect like this in a classic documentary.


Yeah, I didn't mean to disparage him; I'd be willing to bet that the stuff he pulled in NK was probably worse than whatever Lisa Ling was imprisoned for. And singing "Anarchy in the UK" in a NK Karaoke bar with Koreans that didn't understand what the words meant and were generally freaked the gently caress out was pretty awesome.

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


Is there any good documentaries about people winning the lottery and then just blowing it all?

Chicken Doodle
May 16, 2007



Harminoff posted:

Is there any good documentaries about people winning the lottery and then just blowing it all?

I don't have one off hand, but you just reminded me of Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal, which is kind of up there, just replace lottery with game show.

Selenite
Feb 17, 2011


Someone mentioned the Tarim Basin mummies the the history thread and I was absolutely fascinated.

Here's a National Geographic feature on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJZ38PtW3SI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gphNMFXReVw&feature=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRERvnXVmdE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QatkSOB4XZ8&feature=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE-liHf7dLM&feature=related

Here's another one on the Tocharians, who might have been the descendants of the Tarim Basin people or a rival group:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oa9XDM6GEQ

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


Chicken Doodle posted:

I don't have one off hand, but you just reminded me of Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal, which is kind of up there, just replace lottery with game show.

And that reminds me of Who wants to steal a million http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUHz2RSsS1k

wizardofloneliness
Dec 30, 2008



Harminoff posted:

Is there any good documentaries about people winning the lottery and then just blowing it all?

Lucky is a documentary HBO did that follows a bunch of people after they win the lottery. Most of them waste it on stupid stuff but a few do something worthwhile with it.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


There is a show on TLC titled The Lottery Changed My Life. Shows what people did with the winnings and talks about their old jobs and occasionally have a sad story. Not sure about online availability.

Masa
Jun 20, 2003
Generic Newbie

I watched Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock today and thought it was pretty good. It shows all of the planning behind Burning Man, follows a few artists as they create their projects for it (Though I thought it didn't spend enough time following them) and shows the event itself, from I think 2004.

It's available on Netflix streaming
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Burning_Man_Beyond_Black_Rock/70052384

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Chicken Doodle posted:

I don't have one off hand, but you just reminded me of Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal, which is kind of up there, just replace lottery with game show.

Seconded. I love this documentary.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Criminals Gone Wild (not really recommending this film, but if you have seen it I would like your thoughts)

Criminals Gone Wild is a documentary film directed and produced by Ousala FD Aleem through his Brooklyn-based media studio FD Entertainment. The film was originally released and distributed by Aleem in November 2007. The film was later distributed Nationally through MVD. Some of you may remember a another documentary film also located on DocumentaryStorm called Crackheads Gone Wild, which shares the style of Criminals Gone Wild.

The film chronicled the lives of several alleged criminals on rampages of crime sprees of robberies, assaults, carjacks and murders. The film received huge controversy in the news media regarding the authenticity of the crimes filmed in the movie. Whether the documentary is true or not is still up for debate. (Link to YouTube)


http://documentarystorm.com/criminals-gone-wild/

Onox
May 24, 2010


Has anyone posted Art & Copy yet? It's a great documentary about the art of advertisement and many of the designers in the industry. It's on netflix instant watch.

"ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk," "Think Different," and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion."

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


Chicken Doodle posted:

I don't have one off hand, but you just reminded me of Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal, which is kind of up there, just replace lottery with game show.

Thanks for posting this, I really liked it. I ended up posting it on my facebook, and a bunch of my friends ended up watching and liking it, too.

One of my favorite documentaries, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, is up on youtube in its entirety now. If you haven't seen it, I really recommend it. It's really quirky and campy, and the whole thing is narrated by RuPaul. But it's also got a really big heart behind it.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/A6aGqvkYcO8
Film: http://youtu.be/ipaI7X4HmtE

discoukulele fucked around with this message at 03:17 on Aug 13, 2011

Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


Just finished Dear Zachary...

That horrible, horrible bitch. :smith:

BattyKiara
Mar 17, 2009


What was it like to have a strong pacifist belief during WW1? Is there more than one way to be a hero? How do we remember those who could not compromise their religious beliefs with killing an enemy? Ian Hislop investigates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na_qVy_Nl-4

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


BattyKiara posted:

What was it like to have a strong pacifist belief during WW1? Is there more than one way to be a hero? How do we remember those who could not compromise their religious beliefs with killing an enemy? Ian Hislop investigates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na_qVy_Nl-4

:cheers: for this, man; I absorb anything about WW1 like a sponge and its almost getting hard to find new doc's I haven't seen about it.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Bazaar Bizarre The Strange Case of Bob Berdella


In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business man and how Berdella had captured him, held him hostage, raped him, tortured him, and photographed him over several days.

Police later arrested Berdella and searched his mid-town Kansas City home where they found several hundred polaroid photographs, a detailed torture log, envelopes of human teeth and a human skull.

It was soon discovered that Berdella had murdered six young men in his home after drugging them and performing his sick acts of sexual torture. He met a couple of the victims at his business, a small shop called Bobs Bizaare Bazaar where he sold artifacts from around the world related to the darker side of human nature for people with jaded tastes.Some lived the horrors for only a few days, one for six weeks.

After death, Berdella would cut up the bodies with an electric chain saw and a bone knife, place the body parts in empty dog food bags, put them into large trash bags setting them out for trash collection on Monday. It is believed that Berdella used specific organs of the victims as meat in several food dishes he would serve at his shop, although he denied this until the apprehension of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer one year later.

http://documentarystorm.com/bazaar-bizarre-the-strange-case-of-bob-berdella/

Includes interviews with the killer AND the one victim that escaped. Some wildly disturbing scenes that I will not attempt to describe. he sticks vegetables in guys asses after he injects their vocal cords with Drano.

Jabe
Nov 18, 2006

APPLE IS A SHIT COMPANY GOD I WISH THEY WOULD JUST GO DIE OR SOMETHING JEEZ



BattyKiara posted:

What was it like to have a strong pacifist belief during WW1? Is there more than one way to be a hero? How do we remember those who could not compromise their religious beliefs with killing an enemy? Ian Hislop investigates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na_qVy_Nl-4

This was great !

the aftermath
Jul 20, 2002

Things Fall Apart

ravenkult posted:

Any recommendations for documentaries about art or street art? Not too dry though.

I watched ''Exit through the gift shop'' and found that interesting.
"Bomb it". Tons of flavor, dope soundtrack, goes all over the world. One of my favorite documentaries ever.

http://www.bombit-themovie.com/

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


the aftermath posted:

"Bomb it". Tons of flavor, dope soundtrack, goes all over the world. One of my favorite documentaries ever.

http://www.bombit-themovie.com/


There is also David Choe's new movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seo3k_UDX1o&feature=player_embedded

http://www.upperplayground.com/dirty-hands-movie

Harminoff fucked around with this message at 22:48 on Aug 14, 2011

smg77
Apr 27, 2007


Clapping Larry

Dr. S.O. Feelgood posted:

Lucky is a documentary HBO did that follows a bunch of people after they win the lottery. Most of them waste it on stupid stuff but a few do something worthwhile with it.
That documentary was so depressing because most of the people profiled had really lovely lives and the lottery could have turned around their lives but they either blew it on dumb stuff or let friends/family take advantage of them and then ended up even worse off than they were before.

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


I just got done watching The Virgin Daughters. It's about the American Evangelical Purity Ball movement, where girls (some as young as 5) make an oath to their fathers to be "pure" until their wedding day, and their fathers vow to protect them from other men by completely controlling their relationships. It's creepy, and a bit depressing. It just felt like they could've dug a little bit deeper into this one. I still liked it, though.

YouTube: http://youtu.be/03GizVZCPvQ

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006




Awesome to see that it was finally released. Thanks.

DonBalle
Dec 10, 2004
raaaaaaaaaaar...

The Scientist posted:


Toxic Garbage Island


That documentary seemed to be more about the 3 people that film it, than the actual polution. Part 3 has some eye-openers, but the two first parts can easily be skipped.

Lacerta
Oct 16, 2005

Baby, tonight the world belongs to you and I.


DonBalle posted:

That documentary seemed to be more about the 3 people that film it, than the actual polution. Part 3 has some eye-openers, but the two first parts can easily be skipped.

Thank you for this. One of the things I hate is when the documentarists talk about themselves and their reactions more than the actual subject matter.

BlackJosh
Sep 25, 2007


http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/changing-ape/

This is pretty cool. A documentary about the Chimpanzees of Fongoli, Chimps living outside the normal jungle range of most Chimpanzees, who show some unusual and never before seen skills, including fashioning spears to hunt Bush babies in tree hollows.

Love a good Great Ape documentary. Anyone got any good ones to share?

Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


WouldDesk posted:

Bazaar Bizarre The Strange Case of Bob Berdella
Not to be a dick, but I'm 30 minutes in and this is just bad. They spend more time on badly-acted, un-narrated reenactments than they do actually talking about who he was and what he did. There's even a music video in the first fifteen minutes for some reason. Does it improve any?

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006
I came here to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum,
and I'm All out of Ass

Doppelganger posted:

Not to be a dick, but I'm 30 minutes in and this is just bad. They spend more time on badly-acted, un-narrated reenactments than they do actually talking about who he was and what he did. There's even a music video in the first fifteen minutes for some reason. Does it improve any?

There are like 3 of those random music videos--I dunno WTF either.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Doppelganger posted:

Not to be a dick, but I'm 30 minutes in and this is just bad. They spend more time on badly-acted, un-narrated reenactments than they do actually talking about who he was and what he did. There's even a music video in the first fifteen minutes for some reason. Does it improve any?

Hell no, it gets worse. More terrible music and bad reenactments. Oh and he cuts off a dudes head, eats part of a finger, and more sick poo poo.

I should have put that it was not good, but more of a novelty watch of how wild a film can be made about a serial killer. So yeah, you got a preview of enough. My apologies for misrepresenting it though, because it is disturbingly campy and bad.

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


Empire of the Desert Ants
Just got down watching this awesome documentary. Yes it is about tiny ants, but they actually have some very amazing footage. I've always wanted to see a documentary about ants, and to get an inside look to the homes they build. What I saw was much more then I could even imagine was going on down there.

I highly recommend this film. http://documentarystorm.com/empire-of-the-desert-ants/

Pararoid
Dec 6, 2005

Te Waipounamu pride


Harminoff posted:

Empire of the Desert Ants
Just got down watching this awesome documentary. Yes it is about tiny ants, but they actually have some very amazing footage. I've always wanted to see a documentary about ants, and to get an inside look to the homes they build. What I saw was much more then I could even imagine was going on down there.

I highly recommend this film. http://documentarystorm.com/empire-of-the-desert-ants/

This one a is really good, great narrative.

Saucepan Man
Jul 15, 2010



WouldDesk posted:

Hell no, it gets worse. More terrible music and bad reenactments. Oh and he cuts off a dudes head, eats part of a finger, and more sick poo poo.

I should have put that it was not good, but more of a novelty watch of how wild a film can be made about a serial killer. So yeah, you got a preview of enough. My apologies for misrepresenting it though, because it is disturbingly campy and bad.

I probably had more fun watching that guy get a cucumber pushed in his rear end than those dudes playing music.

Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


Pararoid posted:

This one a is really good, great narrative.
Narrated by none other than Andy "Gollum" Serkis!

I think my favorite shot in the whole thing was that long, wide view of the queen's chamber with the all the engorged ants hanging from the ceiling. It looked like something H.R. Giger would have designed.

Onion Vanguard
Jun 11, 2010

Breathe in. Breathe out.

El Goatherd posted:

The thread about To Catch a Predator reminded me of this BBC documentary following the UK Child Protection Team as they raid and prosecute people for possession of child pornography. Be warned that it's very depressing and upsetting in places. I can't imagine having to do a job like this and looking at the stuff they're describing without having a total mental breakdown.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jan2_police-protecting-children-1_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jb49_police-protecting-children-2_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jclk_police-protecting-children-3_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jd9y_police-protecting-children-4_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2je17_police-protecting-children-5_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2je4f_police-protecting-children-6_people

It's also notable because one of the arrestees featured is Pete Townshend.

EDIT 2 : As well as the disturbing description there is also some (adult) nudity, so it's definitely :nws:. Also they show some of the stuff they seize in censored form, which is still incredibly :nms:.

Yeah, I found this pretty disturbing to watch mostly due to the bloody censored photos... Jesus.

Local Group Bus
Jul 18, 2006

Try to suck the venom out.


Yeah, I had a pretty rough time with that. Great documentary though but those images. Ouch. And so many on each hard drive? What an incredibly taxing job those forensic IT people have.

Farbtoner
May 17, 2011

by Y Kant Ozma Post


For something a little lighter to distract from the end-of-the-world scenarios and child molesters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWUWPx2VeQ

I'm pretty sure everyone and their mom has seen this clip of a guy flipping out during the out-takes of his Winnebago ads. Someone made a feature-length documentary about tracking the guy down and getting to know him, I just found out that it's available for free online.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Farbtoner posted:

For something a little lighter to distract from the end-of-the-world scenarios and child molesters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWUWPx2VeQ

I'm pretty sure everyone and their mom has seen this clip of a guy flipping out during the out-takes of his Winnebago ads. Someone made a feature-length documentary about tracking the guy down and getting to know him, I just found out that it's available for free online.

I think I posted this a few months ago. Either way, this is incredible and should be seen. I had actually never seen the clips on YouTube before the film :confused: but turns out all my friends had. This was entertaining in so many way.

LawrenceOfHerLabia
Feb 4, 2005

by Ozmaugh


Doppelganger posted:

Not to be a dick, but I'm 30 minutes in and this is just bad. They spend more time on badly-acted, un-narrated reenactments than they do actually talking about who he was and what he did. There's even a music video in the first fifteen minutes for some reason. Does it improve any?

I'm glad it's not just me. It seemed like a Brass Eye re-enactment.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

Da Bears

Farbtoner posted:

For something a little lighter to distract from the end-of-the-world scenarios and child molesters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWUWPx2VeQ

I'm pretty sure everyone and their mom has seen this clip of a guy flipping out during the out-takes of his Winnebago ads. Someone made a feature-length documentary about tracking the guy down and getting to know him, I just found out that it's available for free online.

Anyone watching this can easily skip to 25 minutes in if you just want to see Winnebago Man. The first 25 minutes are a borring piece about viral videos and how they affect peoples lives. It goes on for way too long.

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Arkane
Dec 19, 2006

by R. Guyovich


Doppelganger posted:

Just finished Dear Zachary...

That horrible, horrible bitch. :smith:

The real villain is the judge.

Blame Canada

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