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WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


WAFFLEHOUND posted:

Anyone have any good documentaries on the gemstone trade, mining, etc?

Blood Diamonds: The True Story

"Diamonds are a rich mans rock. But where do these precious little stones come from?

This documentary explores the market for diamonds from war torn areas or “blood diamonds” and shows us the cost of diamonds."


http://documentarystorm.com/blood-diamonds-the-true-story/

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Mr. Funny Pants
Apr 9, 2001



WAFFLEHOUND posted:

Anyone have any good documentaries on the gemstone trade, mining, etc?

Not sure if you are looking just for higher level stuff or just basics and technology. Youtube has some episodes of Modern Marvels relevant to the subject. Here's one on diamond mining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWLhiUAXBeE

And if you do a search there on "Modern Marvels mining", there's some more stuff.

WAFFLEHOUND
Apr 26, 2007


Mr. Funny Pants posted:

Not sure if you are looking just for higher level stuff or just basics and technology. Youtube has some episodes of Modern Marvels relevant to the subject. Here's one on diamond mining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWLhiUAXBeE

And if you do a search there on "Modern Marvels mining", there's some more stuff.

I'm a geologist so the basics are probably a little bit under what I'm looking for.

WouldDesk posted:

Blood Diamonds: The True Story

"Diamonds are a rich mans rock. But where do these precious little stones come from?

This documentary explores the market for diamonds from war torn areas or “blood diamonds” and shows us the cost of diamonds."


http://documentarystorm.com/blood-diamonds-the-true-story/

This one is fantastic, I've seen it before but I highly recommend anyone else watch this. The guy does some scary dangerous stuff in it.

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

drunken officeparty posted:

I watch a lot of documentary's, mostly about weird people like Monster Camp, I Think We're Alone Now and Party Monster: The Shockumentary. I'm always looking for more if anyone knows any.

But I couldn't watch Dear Zachary. Not because it's sad, but because it's just loving awful. I got 15 minutes in and was just bored out of my skull.

That Party Monster documentary was fascinating. What a weird world to be part of.

drunken officeparty
Aug 23, 2006



The Wrestler: The Scott Hall Story. Short 20 minute video from ESPN about wrestler Scott Hall, and how he was really big until drugs and alcohol got him. Seeing him roll around on the ring with no idea where he is is funny and sad at the same time :(.

Rapacity
Sep 12, 2007
Grand

WouldDesk posted:

Blood Diamonds: The True Story

"Diamonds are a rich mans rock. But where do these precious little stones come from?

This documentary explores the market for diamonds from war torn areas or “blood diamonds” and shows us the cost of diamonds."


http://documentarystorm.com/blood-diamonds-the-true-story/

The worst part about about watching such a documentary is that you would automatically assume that this material is the touchpaper for a worldwide investigation. Then you realise that it was years ago and ffffffff

The Dickens
Mar 31, 2010


The Girls with Too Much Skin
Four girls living with harlequin ichthyosis (Harlequin Fetus, except...not fetus anymore. Adults/children with the disease.) Their daily lives, what they have to do to live, interviews with them and their parents.

http://documentaryheaven.com/the-girls-with-too-much-skin/

Fruit Smoothies
Mar 28, 2004

The bat with a ZING

Holy Flying Circus
In 1979, Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. This is a fantastical re-imagining of the build-up to the release of the film and the controversy it caused.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0162zbx/Holy_Flying_Circus/


Absolutely hilarious documentary, commentary and tribute to Life of Brian.

Enentol
Jul 16, 2005
Middle Class Gangster

Are there any good documentaries about meat packing plants or the meat packing industry as whole?

Similarly, I'm also interested about food-borne illnesses and any associated big outbreaks.

Chicken Doodle
May 16, 2007



Fruit Smoothies posted:

Holy Flying Circus
In 1979, Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. This is a fantastical re-imagining of the build-up to the release of the film and the controversy it caused.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0162zbx/Holy_Flying_Circus/


Absolutely hilarious documentary, commentary and tribute to Life of Brian.

I tried to watch this really late last night, and the guy playing Cleese freaked me out so much with his spot-on impersonation that I had to turn it off and wait until I was more awake. It's creepily awesomely good, if those are words.

El Graplurado
Mar 24, 2004
I do backflips when you're not looking.

Enentol posted:

Are there any good documentaries about meat packing plants or the meat packing industry as whole?

Similarly, I'm also interested about food-borne illnesses and any associated big outbreaks.

It's forty years old but Frederick Wiseman's Meat.

Egg in soup
Nov 29, 2006

Yeah, up yours.

Apparently, Unreported World is now available internationally. It's pretty good and there's some good documentaries from largely ignored issues and places. I don't like how they translate and repeat what people say rather than just show subtitles though, it seems a bit odd.

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


Chicken Doodle posted:

I tried to watch this really late last night, and the guy playing Cleese freaked me out so much with his spot-on impersonation that I had to turn it off and wait until I was more awake. It's creepily awesomely good, if those are words.

Darren Boyd. It was an amazing performance, he pretty much WAS John Cleese.

A fantastic show, and one of the reasons why we should keep BBC Four.

Did anybody watch the show after it? The actual episode of Friday Night, Saturday Morning that they were on?

Senor Tron
May 25, 2006




Enentol posted:

Are there any good documentaries about meat packing plants or the meat packing industry as whole?

Similarly, I'm also interested about food-borne illnesses and any associated big outbreaks.

This Is Hormel from the 1960's is a classic, it's basically a 30 minute long real world version of the "Food Chain" video from the Simpsons episode where Lisa becomes vegetarian.

edit: now with slightly more useful YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS_t_MzUWzc

Senor Tron fucked around with this message at 12:25 on Oct 26, 2011

mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


Fruit Smoothies posted:

Holy Flying Circus
In 1979, Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. This is a fantastical re-imagining of the build-up to the release of the film and the controversy it caused.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0162zbx/Holy_Flying_Circus/


Absolutely hilarious documentary, commentary and tribute to Life of Brian.

Thank you for this.
It's brilliant.

Enentol
Jul 16, 2005
Middle Class Gangster

El Graplurado posted:

It's forty years old but Frederick Wiseman's Meat.

Senor Tron posted:

This Is Hormel from the 1960's is a classic, it's basically a 30 minute long real world version of the "Food Chain" video from the Simpsons episode where Lisa becomes vegetarian.

edit: now with slightly more useful YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS_t_MzUWzc

I appreciate both, but anything a little more recent?

Thinking about the big exposé stuff about illegal immigrants, injuries, genetically modified livestock, failed inspections, foodborne illness outbreaks, etc.

Kind of like The Corporation + certain chapters of Fast Food Nation, kinda deal.

Sorry, I guess I'm a little picky, but this stuff I find really fascinating for some unknown reason.

Non Serviam
Feb 25, 2006

wAstIng 10 bUcks ON an aVaTar iS StUpid

Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer's
Best-selling author Terry Pratchett has early onset Alzheimer's disease. And he wants Alzheimer's to be sorry that it ever caught him. In the second of this two-part series, Terry confronts his future living with the disease. He travels to America to witness first-hand how they are coping with the 'tsunami of Alzheimer's', and meets the unlikely doctor who stumbled across a controversial new treatment that he claims produces remarkable results in minutes.
http://vimeo.com/24875580

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
In Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die, He explores the realities of medically assisted death. Having been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2008, Terry considers how he might choose to end his life as his condition progresses. In a moving documentary he meets those who, like him, would like to control the way they die including a men suffering from degenerative conditions and he is with a British motor neurone sufferer as he carries out an assisted death at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

http://vimeo.com/25239708


A truly great guy and author, with a truly awful disease, in two truly depressing documentaries.

Tentacle Party
Jul 2, 2003

(breathing intensifies)


Enentol posted:

I appreciate both, but anything a little more recent?

Thinking about the big exposé stuff about illegal immigrants, injuries, genetically modified livestock, failed inspections, foodborne illness outbreaks, etc.

Kind of like The Corporation + certain chapters of Fast Food Nation, kinda deal.

Sorry, I guess I'm a little picky, but this stuff I find really fascinating for some unknown reason.

Its only three minutes long, but this is a great little dark piece about the meat industry. Graphic, but humane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygE2Wwy8bKo

Also, I think this is what you might really be looking for, not documentary as such, more investigative journalism.

:nms: A BLOODY BUSINESS :nms:

An explosive expose on the cruelty inflicted on Australian cattle exported to the slaughterhouses of Indonesia.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110530/cattle/

Video is to the left.

Seriously though, I have to warn you there isn't a NMS big enough, it shows graphic footage of what can only be described as animal torture. If you can bear with it though its a powerful story about the meat industry in the developing world.

It certainly fits the expose requirement as live export to Indonesia was banned after this program aired on Australian national television.

WastedJoker
Oct 29, 2011

Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shoulders... burning with the fires of Orc.


quote:

David Attenborough travels to the end of the earth, taking viewers on an extraordinary journey across the polar regions of our planet, North and South. The Arctic and Antarctic are the greatest and least known wildernesses of all - magical ice worlds inhabited by the most bizarre and hardy creatures on earth.

Our journey begins with David at the North Pole, as the sun returns after six months of darkness. We follow a pair of courting polar bears, which reveal a surprisingly tender side. Next stop is the giant Greenland ice cap, where waterfalls plunge into the heart of the ice and a colossal iceberg carves into the sea. Humpback whales join the largest gathering of seabirds on earth to feast in rich Alaskan waters. Further south, the tree line marks the start of the Taiga forest, containing one third of all trees on earth. Here, 25 of the world's largest wolves take on formidable bison prey.

At the other end of our planet, the Antarctic begins in the Southern Ocean where surfing penguins struggle to escape a hungry sea-lion and teams of orcas create giant waves to wash seals from ice floes -a filming first. Diving below the ice, we discover prehistoric giants, including terrifying sea spiders and woodlice the size of dinner plates. Above ground, crystal caverns ring the summit of Erebus, the most southerly volcano on earth. From here we retrace the routes of early explorers across the formidable Antarctic ice-cap - the largest expanse of ice on our planet. Finally, we rejoin David at the South Pole, exactly one hundred years after Amundsen then Scott were the first humans to stand there.

Link (for UK users only, I'm afraid) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zj1q5/Frozen_Planet_To_the_Ends_of_the_Earth/

Available until 7:59PM Wed, 14 Dec 2011



One of the best nature documentaries I've ever seen. From the hilarity of a Sea Lion chasing a penguin haplessly across land to the chilling Killer Whales hunting down a Weddell's Seal, you will find the battle for life and death is as hotly contested as the ice is coldly impassive.

Zslash
Sep 11, 2011


Can Mr.Smith get to Washington anymore?
About Jeff smiths 2004 run for congress in Missouri

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

It seemed to have bitter sweet ending when I last watched it a few years ago, looking it up again the guy went to jail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Smith_%28Missouri_politician%29#Criminal_conviction

anne frank fanfic
Oct 31, 2005

by SA Support Robot


Columbine Documentary with newly released audio
Neil Mcroy was able to secure the previously unreleased Columbine audio and video footage over 12 years after the attacks at Columbine High School in 1999. Immediately following the tragedy, Jefferson County secured and refused to release additional videos and audio relating to the attacks for a period of 11 years. The basement tapes were also secured by Jefferson County but the release date is not until 2023. This is the introduction to his new documentary series with never before seen audio and video of the Columbine school shooting. Currently only the introduction is available online and the rest is (I believe) being released episodically on Neil's website. Definitely chilling, with enough "normal" teenager moments during the height of the massacre to make it quite disturbing. Watch at your own risk.
:nws:http://vimeo.com/22378082

concerned mom
Apr 22, 2003

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

There's a new Louis Theroux on BBC2 tonight at 9pm about small private zoos in the USA. Pretty good timing!

R.L. Stine
Oct 19, 2007

Stay Out of the Basement


anne frank fanfic posted:

Columbine Documentary with newly released audio
Neil Mcroy was able to secure the previously unreleased Columbine audio and video footage over 12 years after the attacks at Columbine High School in 1999. Immediately following the tragedy, Jefferson County secured and refused to release additional videos and audio relating to the attacks for a period of 11 years. The basement tapes were also secured by Jefferson County but the release date is not until 2023. This is the introduction to his new documentary series with never before seen audio and video of the Columbine school shooting. Currently only the introduction is available online and the rest is (I believe) being released episodically on Neil's website. Definitely chilling, with enough "normal" teenager moments during the height of the massacre to make it quite disturbing. Watch at your own risk.
:nws:http://vimeo.com/22378082

Klebold looks like a bad rear end with his new Tec-9

The Dickens
Mar 31, 2010


anne frank fanfic posted:

Columbine Documentary with newly released audio


Holy poo poo what the gently caress is wrong with me. I was in high school when Columbine went down and it's possible I didn't really read up on it or pay much attention other than to know it was a tragedy, many died, many injured. Of course Dylan and the other one were bullied and made to feel like Others, and nobody's parents saw anything coming.

Okay. So I wasn't a huge oval office, I wasn't saying at any point that everyone deserved to be shot because these poor boys had their feelings hurt, nor was I thinking these two boys were completely with it and totally normal with no reasons to be upset at anyone for anything. But I was feeling...maybe a little cold about it. I don't think I was really touched by the Columbine shootings in a way that made me feel much of anything. The way I felt was that these two kids were bullied and were most certainly awful people, but they were lashing out after torment and wanted revenge. It's sad and upsetting but I guess I thought I could see why they did it.

Now not even two full minutes into watching this, it's hearing (whoever was speaking,) "Die, bitch," that made me...not fearful, but certainly chilled at what an awful loving breakdown that whole disaster was. I guess before I thought of course it's awful, but they were bullied and some people just snap. That happens. Now, my hair stands on end and I wonder what was wrong with me. How strange just those two words could change my whole view.

Stick Figure Mafia
Dec 11, 2004



anne frank fanfic posted:

Columbine Documentary with newly released audio
Neil Mcroy was able to secure the previously unreleased Columbine audio and video footage over 12 years after the attacks at Columbine High School in 1999. Immediately following the tragedy, Jefferson County secured and refused to release additional videos and audio relating to the attacks for a period of 11 years. The basement tapes were also secured by Jefferson County but the release date is not until 2023. This is the introduction to his new documentary series with never before seen audio and video of the Columbine school shooting. Currently only the introduction is available online and the rest is (I believe) being released episodically on Neil's website. Definitely chilling, with enough "normal" teenager moments during the height of the massacre to make it quite disturbing. Watch at your own risk.
:nws:http://vimeo.com/22378082

Edit: I'm dumb.

Edgar Quintero
Oct 5, 2004

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
DO NOT GIVE HEROIN

Enentol posted:

I appreciate both, but anything a little more recent?

Thinking about the big exposé stuff about illegal immigrants, injuries, genetically modified livestock, failed inspections, foodborne illness outbreaks, etc.

Kind of like The Corporation + certain chapters of Fast Food Nation, kinda deal.

Sorry, I guess I'm a little picky, but this stuff I find really fascinating for some unknown reason.

Food Inc? (I know it's been mentioned in this thread before but maybe you aren't aware of it?) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/

Also anyone who is able to find a way to watch the new Werner Herzog Documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be my hero for life. It's about a descent into some caves in France to film pre-historic cave paintings there. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/

Farbtoner
May 17, 2011

by Y Kant Ozma Post


The Dickens posted:

Holy poo poo what the gently caress is wrong with me. I was in high school when Columbine went down and it's possible I didn't really read up on it or pay much attention other than to know it was a tragedy, many died, many injured. Of course Dylan and the other one were bullied and made to feel like Others, and nobody's parents saw anything coming.

Okay. So I wasn't a huge oval office, I wasn't saying at any point that everyone deserved to be shot because these poor boys had their feelings hurt, nor was I thinking these two boys were completely with it and totally normal with no reasons to be upset at anyone for anything. But I was feeling...maybe a little cold about it. I don't think I was really touched by the Columbine shootings in a way that made me feel much of anything. The way I felt was that these two kids were bullied and were most certainly awful people, but they were lashing out after torment and wanted revenge. It's sad and upsetting but I guess I thought I could see why they did it.

Now not even two full minutes into watching this, it's hearing (whoever was speaking,) "Die, bitch," that made me...not fearful, but certainly chilled at what an awful loving breakdown that whole disaster was. I guess before I thought of course it's awful, but they were bullied and some people just snap. That happens. Now, my hair stands on end and I wonder what was wrong with me. How strange just those two words could change my whole view.

You should read the book Columbine by Dave Cullen. The narrative of them being loners that were bullied until they were snapped and then went on a shooting spree against the jocks that bullied them is almost a complete fabrication.

Mutter
Nov 20, 2004
I can't even afford 10 fucking dollars.

Does anyone realize that the audio is fake on this? It's called Documonius X and it's a parody of Demonius X on youtube. It's just clips of him talking about unrelated things. The voice matches up completely. Sorry, not trying to be all internet detective but it's clearly a joke. A really unfunny one at that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMOhn0yldc

To contribute, I've been enjoying the documentary Tv series 30 Days, it's with Morgan Spurlock who made Supersize Me. It has a person (sometimes Morgan) living a certain way for 30 days. Most notably him and his girlfriend live on minimum wage for 30 days, live on an Indian reservation, and work in a coal mine.

Chicken Doodle
May 16, 2007



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae_6lYRdu74

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people. - Wikipedia



I watched this in my Anthropology class and MAN is it ever good. If you've ever wanted a quirky study with good music, this is it! He interviews a lot of famous musicians as well, like Alice Cooper, Geddy Lee, etc.

Das Butterbrot
Dec 2, 2005
Lecker.

The Dickens posted:

Holy poo poo what the gently caress is wrong with me...

You shouldn't let that change your view, as it's fake.

Mo Hawk
Jul 17, 2006
HEADPHONE JACK

Das Butterbrot posted:

You shouldn't let that change your view, as it's fake.

I was surprised about the sound quality. It seems unlikely that their voices would be that clear.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Mutter posted:

Does anyone realize that the audio is fake on this? It's called Documonius X and it's a parody of Demonius X on youtube. It's just clips of him talking about unrelated things. The voice matches up completely. Sorry, not trying to be all internet detective but it's clearly a joke. A really unfunny one at that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMOhn0yldc

You've already said it here, but I want to chime in with my agreement: this sounds fake and it isn't funny. I got about a minute and a half in before two kinds of disbelief kicked in and I just closed the tab.

Diodeous
May 14, 2002



Egg in soup posted:

Apparently, Unreported World is now available internationally. It's pretty good and there's some good documentaries from largely ignored issues and places. I don't like how they translate and repeat what people say rather than just show subtitles though, it seems a bit odd.

Thank you so much for this. I've been trying to find episodes of Unreported World here in the US and it is incredibly difficult.
I would really recommend people check out MTV True Life's "I'm Addicted to Porn", http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-im-addicted-to-porn/1637607/playlist.jhtml, which is absolutely hilarious.
Also, not sure if this was posted, but it's a Day With 9th Wonder, who is one of the top producers in hip-hop: http://vimeo.com/30032039

Paper Jam Dipper
Jul 14, 2007

by XyloJW


The MTV "True Life" series was pretty good. I'm a Stripper, I'm a Wrestler and I'm a Videogame Addict were all quite enjoyable.

I've never been able to find the one they did on MTV2 though where Gideon Yago and Iann Robinson decided to go out and try to find out the meaning of the word "gangsta". I thought that was absolutely hilarious.

Headbangers Ball: Uncensored was quite cool too just watching the origins of it, even though I'm :canada: and didn't grow up with MTV.

Teezy F B
Dec 5, 2007
ya'll is stupid

Hopefully you guys can help me out on this question. I'm looking for any documentaries about Cambodia but just seem to be having trouble finding them.

I've seen the major ones like Year Zero, S21, Who Killed Chea Vichea, and I've pre-ordered Enemies of the people, but the last two especially were only released this year, so i'm sure I've missed something over the years.

If anyone could help me that'd be great, thanks!

mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


Teezy F B posted:

Hopefully you guys can help me out on this question. I'm looking for any documentaries about Cambodia but just seem to be having trouble finding them.

I've seen the major ones like Year Zero, S21, Who Killed Chea Vichea, and I've pre-ordered Enemies of the people, but the last two especially were only released this year, so i'm sure I've missed something over the years.

If anyone could help me that'd be great, thanks!

Did you see BBC storyville Pol Pots executioner - Welcome to hell?

Digital Scumbag
Feb 11, 2010


Frozen Planet has been just as awesome and serene as everything David Attenborough has narrated. Literally every episode of every ____ Planet show has shown me things I've never seen before or animals I've never thought existed.

When this show airs, I feel like a little kid again. :3:

Teezy F B
Dec 5, 2007
ya'll is stupid

mrfart posted:

Did you see BBC storyville Pol Pots executioner - Welcome to hell?

I'll look into that, thanks!

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

This is a fantastic documentary on Pete Seeger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czk2hj4VISg

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JFairfax
Oct 23, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


http://documentaryheaven.com/standing-in-the-shadow-of-motown/

This is a really good doc about The Funk Brothers, the musicians who played the tracks that made the Motown sound.

A must watch if you're even halfway interested in music.

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