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TheBuilder
Jul 11, 2001


This probably needs its own thread, but it appears to be a breakthrough in the West Memphis 3 case, and our local news is reporting that 2 will be released tomorrow:

http://www.whnt.com/news/wreg-west-memphis-3-freed,0,5792538.story

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/18/judge-sets-unexpected-hearing-jonesboro-west-memph/

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Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


^^^ My heart started racing at this news. I hope like nothing else that this is true, but if only two of them get out I'd bet anything it's Damien who stays. :smith:

Arkane posted:

The real villain is the judge.

Blame Canada
One of the very first things I did after watching was search google for some news that she had been disbarred, or at least made some sort of public apology. That bitch is still on the bench, and as far as I know she has taken no responsibility.

Doppelganger fucked around with this message at 21:08 on Aug 18, 2011

Arkane
Dec 19, 2006

by R. Guyovich


TheBuilder posted:

This probably needs its own thread, but it appears to be a breakthrough in the West Memphis 3 case, and our local news is reporting that 2 will be released tomorrow:

http://www.whnt.com/news/wreg-west-memphis-3-freed,0,5792538.story

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/18/judge-sets-unexpected-hearing-jonesboro-west-memph/

Wow they're still in prison? Maybe my memory is failing me but I thought it was pretty clear that one of the step-dads was the most likely culprit.

Illuminti
Dec 3, 2005

Praise be to China's Covid-Zero Policy


I've always loved this documentary, calms me down to listen to it!

It's a great watch for anyone who likes documentaries about the wilderness and the people surviving out there.

Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat

http://documentarystorm.com/mississippi-tales-of-the-last-river-rat/

Xipe
Jul 30, 2005
protoAmerican


TheBuilder posted:

This probably needs its own thread, but it appears to be a breakthrough in the West Memphis 3 case, and our local news is reporting that 2 will be released tomorrow:

http://www.whnt.com/news/wreg-west-memphis-3-freed,0,5792538.story

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/18/judge-sets-unexpected-hearing-jonesboro-west-memph/

http://www.wm3.org/

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

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit



:stare: Wow. That was incredibly powerful. Its ironic, the day they "plea" their "guiltiness" is they day that I'm finally certain they're innocent. And the most striking video out of the whole thing is just a real life press-conference.

VivaNova
Sep 12, 2009

The most epic adventure ever undertaken

BlackJosh posted:

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

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


I'd highly recommend the NOVA doc Ape Genius.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Q_NaTJwkc

"The more researchers learn about the great apesóchimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutansóthe more evidence they find of creative intelligence. What, then, is the essential difference between them and us? "Ape Genius," a NOVA-National Geographic special, explores that provocative question and examines research that is illuminating the ape mind. Bit by bit, investigators are finding an explanation for why the non-human great apes never made the breakthrough into a human-style culture that builds on the achievements of previous generations".


My favorite part was when the compared the development of an infant human and chimp.


There are two more documentaries on Nova (couldn't find on youtube!) about Gorillas and I enjoyed them both:

Snowflake: The White Gorilla
http://video.pbs.org/video/1439146653
About an albino gorilla in a zoo in Spain in the 60's.

The Gorilla King
http://video.pbs.org/video/1174482461
Focuses on a long term field study and one especially prominent dominant male named Titus.


The best Great Ape documentary I've ever seen was Bonobo: Missing in Action
http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Bonobo:_Missing_in_Action
Though I couldn't find it streaming anywhere, it is well worth looking for. People might find some parts upsetting.

"The bonobo is the least known of all the great apes thanks to its remote jungle home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike the more violent common chimpanzees, bonobos live in peaceful societies ruled by females, where aggression is diffused by frequent sex. In the last few years their forest home has been overtaken by war, and scientists fear they are heading for extinction. This film follows Dr Frances White as she makes her first emotional journey back to the Congo to see if the bonobos she once studied have survived".

Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


VivaNova posted:

Unlike the more violent common chimpanzees, bonobos live in peaceful societies ruled by females, where aggression is diffused by frequent sex.
We could learn something from these noble creatures. :quagmire:

Imapanda
Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum


stray posted:

Speaking of awesome documentaries: Cosmos is getting a sequel, to be hosted by Neil de Grasse Tyson.

So mark your calendars, kids, because 2013 will be when Cosmos 2: The Wrath of Carl comes out.

Late reply, but this will be great. Brian Cox might have been a better 'modern Carl', but I guess Neil is just as inspiring. :unsmith:

Imapanda fucked around with this message at 02:43 on Aug 23, 2011

theHUNGERian
Feb 23, 2006



CeeJee posted:

Deep Water is a great documentary about the first solo sailing race around the world, one of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3Be0klAvA

Thanks for recommending this. While the documentary is pretty slow, the story is pretty amazing. It inspired me to buy "The Long Way" by Bernard Moisettier, I'm reading it now.

While the book has its slow parts, there are other parts that are just :3: - the part with the shearwater really got to me.

I'm signing up for sailing classes as soon as I am done with grad school.

Sorry for the derail.

BlackJosh
Sep 25, 2007


VivaNova posted:

I'd highly recommend the NOVA doc Ape Genius.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Q_NaTJwkc

Snowflake: The White Gorilla
http://video.pbs.org/video/1439146653
About an albino gorilla in a zoo in Spain in the 60's.

The Gorilla King
http://video.pbs.org/video/1174482461
Focuses on a long term field study and one especially prominent dominant male named Titus.


The best Great Ape documentary I've ever seen was Bonobo: Missing in Action
http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Bonobo:_Missing_in_Action
Though I couldn't find it streaming anywhere, it is well worth looking for. People might find some parts upsetting.

Thanks for all the awesome ape documentaries! I'd seen Ape Genius before and absolutely loved it.

Arkane
Dec 19, 2006

by R. Guyovich


theHUNGERian posted:

Thanks for recommending this. While the documentary is pretty slow, the story is pretty amazing. It inspired me to buy "The Long Way" by Bernard Moisettier, I'm reading it now.

While the main story was fascinating, I have to say that the French story was the real one that I would've wanted to see filmed. It was the ultimate plot twist.

Smee
Sep 24, 2004


Imapanda posted:

Late reply, but this will be great. Brian Cox might have been a better 'modern Carl', but I guess Neil is just as inspiring. :unsmith:

I don't mean to come off as sounding anti-Brian (I do enjoy his BBC specials, I really really do), but he comes off as too 'dreamy' for me, like he's always on huge doses of valium or something.

RudeBoy
Dec 7, 2001



Smee posted:

I don't mean to come off as sounding anti-Brian (I do enjoy his BBC specials, I really really do), but he comes off as too 'dreamy' for me, like he's always on huge doses of valium or something.

I agree, and Neil blends the 'dreamy' vibe (see his PBS doc Origins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7odVBe-TY2M

And the hardline "this poo poo is important, you fuckers" vibe as seen on his recent stint on Real Time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQTyktUuC4g

Origins is really good, easy to follow and available on Netflix.

Everyone should be psyched for the new Cosmos because it'll be an up-to-date science doc with network money and production behind it and Neil will be a great host - he knows he's walking in Sagan's footsteps.

mikewozere
Jun 2, 2008

Aiiiii


Grand Prix - The Killer Years

A really amazing documentary about the lack of safety of F1 in the 60's and 70's. It's currently on the 'Most Popular' pages in BBC iPlayer and for good reason. I don't have enough superlatives for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9-QrRl1Uk

Illuminti
Dec 3, 2005

Praise be to China's Covid-Zero Policy


Smee posted:

I don't mean to come off as sounding anti-Brian (I do enjoy his BBC specials, I really really do), but he comes off as too 'dreamy' for me, like he's always on huge doses of valium or something.

Can I tempt you with Professor Michael Gambon instead of Brian Cox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBR1YYihEA

The Valuum
Apr 11, 2004


Much praise for "The Devil and Daniel Johnston"

Anyone else absolutely love it?

The Devil and Daniel Johnston and DiG!, are possibly my 2 favorite documentaries, they are definitely my favorite music documentaries. Are there any more you could recommend to me? I've been meaning to check out "Angel Dust", I believe it's called. I guess it's about the band Faith No More? I'm not really into them but I have always loved music documentaries.

The Harry Nillson one was great too. So in other words, anyone wanna recommend some indie/classic rock documentaries

edit:

mikewozere posted:

Grand Prix - The Killer Years

A really amazing documentary about the lack of safety of F1 in the 60's and 70's. It's currently on the 'Most Popular' pages in BBC iPlayer and for good reason. I don't have enough superlatives for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9-QrRl1Uk

Really wanted to thank you for this, I live with my grandparents and I've been looking for a movie to watch with my grandpa for a while. This is something he would really dig!

The Valuum fucked around with this message at 21:25 on Aug 23, 2011

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


The Valuum posted:

Really wanted to thank you for this, I live with my grandparents and I've been looking for a movie to watch with my grandpa for a while. This is something he would really dig!

Perhaps he might be into this, as well (which is pretty good, also):

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3269030&pagenumber=41&perpage=40#post392167058

GrandMaster
Aug 15, 2004
laidback

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.

Jisoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkX-2lZnuA

Jisoe is a stunning documentary that depicts the trials and tribulations of Melbourne graff writer, Jisoe. This powerful film follows Jisoe from the height of his career as a train writer, to his eventual mental breakdown upon getting nicked and losing his girl.

Eddie Martin documents Jisoe, sharing his most intimate thoughts with the camera as he paints hella trains, smokes bongs, rolls graffers forpaint and has a seed.

Solar Coaster
Sep 2, 2009


Everything and Nothing

Two part BBC documentary about the universe, both ours and the quantum universe. Hosted by Professor Al-Khalili, he explains how some of the most innocent questions can take centuries to really answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXliM19h6YI&list=PL9EF17F2C7A8343AC&feature=player_embedded

Grand Moff Tarkin
Sep 25, 2004

Secretly, in dark places, where boys fear to tread, I<3 ShakeGate


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/

I really liked this one. I can't figure out how they got all of those shots. Did they really follow the same colony for all that time? Also, I kind of doubt that the original queen who started digging was the one who made it all the way through to the end. I'll admit it does make for a better story though.

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

Solar Coaster posted:

Everything and Nothing

Two part BBC documentary about the universe, both ours and the quantum universe. Hosted by Professor Al-Khalili, he explains how some of the most innocent questions can take centuries to really answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXliM19h6YI&list=PL9EF17F2C7A8343AC&feature=player_embedded

This is fantastic! If you like science documentaries like Cosmos, drop everything and check this out now.

Drunk & Ugly
Feb 9, 2003

GIMME GIMME GIMME, DON'T ASK WHAT FOR


I wanted to link to the Channel4 documentary Graffiti Wars but I can't find it anywhere. It made me lose a lot of respect for Banksy when I watched it, to be honest, and it's really interesting no matter if you're into graffiti or not.

quote:

In London over the past 18 months the tension between the camps has played out in a battle of spray cans between freehand graffiti writer King Robbo and his nemesis, the stencil-using street artist Banksy.

The graffiti war between the two men began in the early 90s but was re-ignited by what was widely seen as an unforgiveable transgression of strict graffiti rules by Banksy.

It was an act that pulled 80s legend King Robbo out of retirement to retaliate in the place where it all began, the streets.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/graffiti-wars/episode-guide/series-1/episode-1

If anybody knows if it's up streaming somewhere, please post! Or if you live in Britain it's available On Demand or whatever

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac-YwktsUFI

mikewozere
Jun 2, 2008

Aiiiii


Yeah I watched this when 4oD had a "Street Art" promo. It really is a very good documentary and I too lost a lot of respect for Banksy...although I don't know if I really had any as I only know him by his work. I had heard he bailed out the group that did the giant paint penis on the drawbridge in Russia (?) so that's pretty cool I guess. There's a part in the documentary where it shows a French guys work from 20 years ago too and it basically looks exactly like Banksy's.

If anyone gets the chance to watch graffiti wars I'd recommend it.

mikewozere fucked around with this message at 22:29 on Aug 25, 2011

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?


I didn't upload it, and I used my ace-in-the hole, video.google.com (with the filter option "long") to find it. Its probably gonna disappear soon, so try doing that. Also take the advice in the description about the proxies or plugins that change your firefox or chrome headers.

Pocket Billiards
Aug 29, 2007
.

mikewozere posted:

Grand Prix - The Killer Years

A really amazing documentary about the lack of safety of F1 in the 60's and 70's. It's currently on the 'Most Popular' pages in BBC iPlayer and for good reason. I don't have enough superlatives for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9-QrRl1Uk

I saw this when it was broadcast I think. It's quite good.

SlimManFat
Nov 12, 2010

RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST

I don't know how I haven't heard of Dear Zachary. I live about 25 minutes from Foxtrap and have been on that wharf lots of times. Holy poo poo.

Mescal
Jul 23, 2005


The Scientist posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?


I didn't upload it, and I used my ace-in-the hole, video.google.com (with the filter option "long") to find it. Its probably gonna disappear soon, so try doing that. Also take the advice in the description about the proxies or plugins that change your firefox or chrome headers.

Thank you!

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


Time for some more child abuse/exploitation!

Baby Bible Bashers follows three up-and-coming child preachers - 7-year-old Samuel Boutwell from Mississippi, 9-year-old Terry Durham from Florida, and 12-year-old Ana Carolina Dias of Brazil as they work tirelessly to spread the good news. Samuel has been preaching since the age of 3, and (by his own choice!) spends much of his time preaching in front of abortion clinics and passing out Chick tracts. Terry was ordained at the age of 6, and is believed to have been blessed with healing powers. Ana's been a preacher since age 3, and she's exploded into a national celebrity.

I got completely absorbed into this one. It's absolutely repulsive. It seems like child preachers, like these children, keep popping up in the news lately. Really makes me feel awful for them. :smith:

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oOPBAABzco
Part One: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v15575937B49RcfDp
Part Two: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v15575941qncHqE43

Suran37
Feb 28, 2009


I just got around to seeing The Greatest Movie Ever Sold now that it is out on dvd. It was really interesting to get an inside look at product placement.

My only question is how did he release it when the contracts said he had to get final approval and the credits say he didn't get it from any of them. Or am I understanding it incorrectly?

The Scientist posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?


I didn't upload it, and I used my ace-in-the hole, video.google.com (with the filter option "long") to find it. Its probably gonna disappear soon, so try doing that. Also take the advice in the description about the proxies or plugins that change your firefox or chrome headers.

Thanks a ton!

Suran37 fucked around with this message at 09:38 on Aug 28, 2011

BART IM PISS
Aug 4, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 764 days!


GrandMaster posted:

Jisoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkX-2lZnuA

Jisoe is a stunning documentary that depicts the trials and tribulations of Melbourne graff writer, Jisoe. This powerful film follows Jisoe from the height of his career as a train writer, to his eventual mental breakdown upon getting nicked and losing his girl.

Eddie Martin documents Jisoe, sharing his most intimate thoughts with the camera as he paints hella trains, smokes bongs, rolls graffers forpaint and has a seed.

Oh my god. This is completely hilarious. This guy is a loving moron! At times I think Im watching some amazing comedy show, and the rest I am just cringing at how much of a peice of human waste this kid is.

Handen
Jun 29, 2003

HNNNNNNNNG.


The Scientist posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?

Holy poo poo. Anyone even remotely interested in graffiti/street art should watch this.

Retarded Pimp
Jun 2, 2002



Solar Coaster posted:

Everything and Nothing

Two part BBC documentary about the universe, both ours and the quantum universe. Hosted by Professor Al-Khalili, he explains how some of the most innocent questions can take centuries to really answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXliM19h6YI&list=PL9EF17F2C7A8343AC&feature=player_embedded

Seconding this.
It's a great doc, but dear god Simon Schaffer's teeth live up to the British stereotype.:stare:

SuperTwo
Oct 30, 2010





I'm sure since you guys love documentaries you've seen "The Cove" especially since it's free online now. I just wanted to point out a few errors in that film in regards to its demonization of marine parks. You can see a really good critique of the cove's claims about dolphins in aquariums here The second part is here.

Ultimately, I'm really glad that the Taiji dolphin slaughter has been brought to light in the mainstream but placing the blame on marine parks is putting the blame in the wrong place and is a huge oversimplification of the problem. The main problem behind the Taiji slaughters and in fact all of Japan's whaling is overfishing of popular food fish. The main reason that fisherman will give for the dolphin killing is that they are removing competition for a shrinking population of commercial fish stock. This was given very little attention in the film, which is a real shame because what really needs to be done to stop the dolphin fishery is conservation of environment and management of commercial fisheries. Boycotting western aquariums which have nothing to do with the slaughter is not going to help anyone.

DarkSun6890
Sep 16, 2005
The Magic Turkey Sandwich Box and I

Suran37 posted:

I just got around to seeing The Greatest Movie Ever Sold now that it is out on dvd. It was really interesting to get an inside look at product placement.

My only question is how did he release it when the contracts said he had to get final approval and the credits say he didn't get it from any of them. Or am I understanding it incorrectly?


I remember catching this neat interview on the radio
http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tb/tb110425morgan_spurlocks_gre
You can skip to about 5:40, I'm pretty sure he says that he explicitly told them he wouldn't be getting final approval and that was in the contract, which is why his movie isn't sponsored by Coke or McDonalds. They wouldn't allow that freedom. If the film says something different, then I don't know, I still haven't seen it.

Suran37
Feb 28, 2009


DarkSun6890 posted:

I remember catching this neat interview on the radio
http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tb/tb110425morgan_spurlocks_gre
You can skip to about 5:40, I'm pretty sure he says that he explicitly told them he wouldn't be getting final approval and that was in the contract, which is why his movie isn't sponsored by Coke or McDonalds. They wouldn't allow that freedom. If the film says something different, then I don't know, I still haven't seen it.

That makes sense, I probably just misinterpreted what ever he was saying.

Drunk & Ugly
Feb 9, 2003

GIMME GIMME GIMME, DON'T ASK WHAT FOR


Handen posted:

Holy poo poo. Anyone even remotely interested in graffiti/street art should watch this.

Random note, but I heard from someone who "knows" Robbo that he fell off of a ladder while painting something (wasn't beaten) and that he's now out of the coma and in recovery and doing well, so it kind of removes the sketchy whodunnit element at the end. If it's true, anyway


The Scientist posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?


I didn't upload it, and I used my ace-in-the hole, video.google.com (with the filter option "long") to find it. Its probably gonna disappear soon, so try doing that. Also take the advice in the description about the proxies or plugins that change your firefox or chrome headers.

And thanks! Can't view it where I'm at but hopefully others can

Drunk & Ugly fucked around with this message at 00:06 on Aug 29, 2011

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Drunk & Ugly posted:

And thanks! Can't view it where I'm at but hopefully others can

That's what I meant about taking the advice in the video's description and changing your headers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8rdpF1qZs

the talent deficit
Dec 20, 2003

self-deprecation is a very british trait, and problems can arise when the british attempt to do so with a foreign culture







The part in Graffiti Wars when the Islington bureaucrat talks about how graffiti should be removed but street art 'adds value' is totally heartbreaking. Even more so when they show the graffiti removal team repairing Banksy pieces that have been vandalized by street writers.

the talent deficit fucked around with this message at 06:44 on Aug 29, 2011

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Bandamyion
Oct 22, 2008


Retarded Pimp posted:

Seconding this.
It's a great doc, but dear god Simon Schaffer's teeth live up to the British stereotype.:stare:
He's not pretty in the teeth department.

For some more of Schaffer's teeth, 4 hours worth, a 4 part BBC documentary of the story of light called "Light Fantastic". Was made in 2004 but only saw this recently.

Part 1 On youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYgwioUvkCM&playnext=1&list=PLBEB5DC823500CEEF

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