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BattyKiara
Mar 17, 2009


Did anyone post Inside the Medieval Mind yet? It's a 4 part documentary on aspects of life in the middle ages.

Knowledge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpJSPL7eWRU
Sex:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmbKRxuKIZY
Belief:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HrbZUiVu2Y
Power:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2R0wHEXckw

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CeeJee
Dec 4, 2001


Oven Wrangler

Closer To The Edge trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QldZiR9eQ_0

The trailer opens with a church and racing bikes going past and that's the thing in a nutshell. It's about the Isle on Man TT race and the people who have a passion for that race that would make the Taliban think these people are a bit obsessed.

The Manx TT is a bit different from your average biking race that it takes place over a massive 37 mile track that's just roads through hills, forests and villages. Instead of a stretch of sand and soft barrier around it there are trees, walls, hillsides and barbed wire fences. If you crash you'll probably die and 237 racers have done so since the first race 100 years ago. That's more then died climbing Mount Everest.

The main star of the movie is Guy Martin who looks like a young Mel Gibson playing Wolverine. He's incredibly likable and just a little insane at the same time like most of the people who are interviewed. Like a Werner Herzog movie you shake your head at how crazy these people are yet at the same time there is a tiny bit that's convinced it's in fact you who are mad for not doing what they do.

And of course there is some breathtaking footage of the races.

i am bones
May 18, 2010

We are the Crystal Gems!


Toriori posted:

Children Full of Life:
Part 1/5- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=armP8TfS9Is

This documentary is so inspiring. I saw it last year in a class and I was very moved. It's about a teacher in Japan whose classroom is a safe haven. The children are taught about how very important emotion is in our life, especially compassion. Watch this if you want to feel teary-eyed, but very good by the end. That said, be prepared to cry at least twice.

Oh man, why are you doing this to me. I'm barely on the first 1/5 of the video and already losing it. Thanks for sharing it, though. Really amazing documentary.

SolidHavoc
Jul 16, 2003


I've been wanting to watch this for quite some time now but haven't been able to find it on any digital rental sites. Does anyone have a (preferably free) link to Inside Job for my viewing pleasure?

Also, Children Full of Life was outstanding, and at such a short run-time, there's really no reason to skip it.

marktheando
Nov 4, 2006



Wizard of Wang posted:

Dioes anyone have any suggestions about medeival documentaries concerning warfare or even day to day life? I have seen the Terry Jones series qnd loved it. I just really want to find more about medeivia war and lifestyle preferably that I can watch on netflix.

I enjoyed this one, Filthy Cities: Medieval London. It's about how filthy medieval London was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZgHXAek0No
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZgHXAek0No

The series also has episodes about industrial New York and revolutionary Paris.

certainsounds
Apr 27, 2008



I literally finished Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey this instant and it's one of the best, most uplifting films in general I've ever seen. It's in the New Releases section of Netflix so while you're decompressing from your Dear Zachary's and pedophiles, go watch this and feel hopeful about humans again. I basically cried the whole way through it because Kevin Clash is such a remarkable, humble and really wonderful human being. It touches a soft spot for anyone that grew up with Sesame Street and all the rest of Henson's works. Good God, just go watch the drat thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRotWuJNIQA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

Dogs have owners,
cats have staff


BattyKiara posted:

Did anyone post Inside the Medieval Mind yet? It's a 4 part documentary on aspects of life in the middle ages.

Knowledge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpJSPL7eWRU
Sex:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmbKRxuKIZY
Belief:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HrbZUiVu2Y
Power:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2R0wHEXckw

This is very informative and so well done. Thank you for posting it.

Also, I watched "Children Full of Life" yesterday. One wants to send the link to every teacher and parents they know, so that awareness of this teacher's methods be spread as widely as possible.

Flaky
Feb 14, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 2145 days!


1964 BBC documentary "The Great War". This exceptional documentary conveys the blind insanity which came to define the battlefields of the Somme, Marne and Verdun - and which proved so shocking that in a psychosis the world could only relive it twenty years later. The hauntingly beautiful soundtrack and poetry form a strange connection with the viewer. One feels there is a sacred lesson here; humanity will unite in peace, or break it all to pieces.

Flaky fucked around with this message at 00:29 on Feb 27, 2012

El Goatherd
Jun 25, 2005

hate is art


marktheando posted:

I enjoyed this one, Filthy Cities: Medieval London. It's about how filthy medieval London was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZgHXAek0No
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZgHXAek0No

Fascinating documentary but not one to watch if you've got a hangover. :barf:

DeliciousPatriotism
May 26, 2008


The Red Chapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aQRC_4LheY

Three danish comedians, two of which are Danish Korean, one of which disabled, travel to North Korea under guise of being Danish Communists on a tour mean to share Danish culture with North Koreans. It alternates between hilarious and uncomfortably creepy as the trio learns firsthand how that state controls media and public exposure in a world where nothing happens in the countryside and disabled people don't exist.

Saw it at the LA Film Fest two years ago and in my opinion it stole the show. Very unique.

54 40 or fuck
Jan 4, 2012

No Yanda's allowed

Watching "Cropsey" right now, it's extremely interesting, especially if urban legends intrigue you. Sad definitely thought-provoking. On netflix. I'd like to check out Being Elmo after! Sounds perfect to watch since I'm feeling so sick.

variegated
Mar 17, 2006
pretty princess

All episodes of National Geographic's Taboo are online: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/national-geographic-channel/shows/taboo-1/

Special Kei
May 12, 2009


Flaky posted:

1964 BBC documentary "The Great War". This exceptional documentary conveys the blind insanity which came to define the battlefields of the Somme, Marne and Verdun - and which proved so shocking that in a psychosis the world could only relive it twenty years later. The hauntingly beautiful soundtrack and poetry form a strange connection with the viewer. One feels there is a sacred lesson here; humanity will unite in peace, or break it all to pieces.

This is the definitive WWI documentary.
And here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHm7fNDDY9Y

Special Kei fucked around with this message at 21:07 on Feb 28, 2012

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



I watched a pretty good documentary about Straight Edge via National Geo on youtube a while back, any other suggestions?

Montalvo
Sep 3, 2007





Fun Shoe

DeliciousPatriotism posted:

The Red Chapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aQRC_4LheY

Three danish comedians, two of which are Danish Korean, one of which disabled, travel to North Korea under guise of being Danish Communists on a tour mean to share Danish culture with North Koreans. It alternates between hilarious and uncomfortably creepy as the trio learns firsthand how that state controls media and public exposure in a world where nothing happens in the countryside and disabled people don't exist.

Saw it at the LA Film Fest two years ago and in my opinion it stole the show. Very unique.

Is this a feature-length version of Kim Jong Il's Comedy Club?

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

El Gallinero Gros posted:

I watched a pretty good documentary about Straight Edge via National Geo on youtube a while back, any other suggestions?

Might be out of left field, but I liked Towncraft a documentary about the tight-knit punk music scene from Little Rock, Arkansas, in the 80's and 90's. It's not straight edge but deals a lot with the punk, DIY, and high school music scenes commonly associated with straight edge.

Sapphaholic
Mar 21, 2008

Delicious.

leishmania! posted:

I literally finished Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey this instant and it's one of the best, most uplifting films in general I've ever seen. It's in the New Releases section of Netflix so while you're decompressing from your Dear Zachary's and pedophiles, go watch this and feel hopeful about humans again. I basically cried the whole way through it because Kevin Clash is such a remarkable, humble and really wonderful human being. It touches a soft spot for anyone that grew up with Sesame Street and all the rest of Henson's works. Good God, just go watch the drat thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRotWuJNIQA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I grew up with Grover and Big Bird as my big favorites before Elmo really stole the spotlight, and for a long time as I saw the series as an adult I hated Elmo's character in the show. Watching Kevin Clash perform as the puppet and just pour his whole heart into the little monster just makes me so happy and it was enough to completely turn my opinion of Elmo around. He's a great person and he is great how he inspires and teaches.

Of course, I was bawling my eyes out during the clips from Jim Henson's memorial. Full-on waterworks.

Thank you for mentioning this was on Netflix streaming, I've been wanting to watch it since I first heard about it (which was regrettably after it had left theaters).

Flaky
Feb 14, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 2145 days!


I've been looking for BATTLE STRIPES (UK SkyOne Granada 13x30 minute episodes 1999) which I caught a few episodes of in 2000 ish, and remember it was quite good. It's a documentary following a group of aspiring platoon sergeants through their final training. Any help finding it would be most welcome.

GonzoIsKing
Sep 26, 2004


Don't know how much interest there will be for this. but there is a great comprehensive 13 hour(split into 13 parts) documentary on American Silent Film on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BentoJoaoAntonio?feature=BF

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

Are you ready for an ORGAN SOLO?!


Here's a chance to give back for all those docs you've been watching for free. A filmmaker is running a kickstarter campaign to fund his doc, The Audacity of Louis Ortiz. It's about a Puerto Rican guy (Louis) from the Bronx whose life's been turned upside down for having an uncanny resemblance to Barack Obama. The story was recently featured on This America Life. Looks like it could be pretty good:

Click the image to watch promo trailer on kickstarter. Would've been nice if the dude uploaded this to youtube so I could've embeded in thread...

El Goatherd
Jun 25, 2005

hate is art


Here's a documentary about the infamous assassination of dissident Georgi Markov via a ricin umbrella gun.

The Umbrella Assassin

Nunez
Feb 21, 2011


Mein Kreig (1990)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM5-eMZuusg

Interviews with German WWII veterans that fought on the Eastern Front, and shows the amateur footage the soldiers themselves shot there as well. Anyone that has any interest in WWII should definitely check this out.

Qotile Swirl
Aug 15, 2011

Alone In the Dark, A ground breaking horror game.


GonzoIsKing posted:

Don't know how much interest there will be for this. but there is a great comprehensive 13 hour(split into 13 parts) documentary on American Silent Film on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BentoJoaoAntonio?feature=BF
Hollywood is a superb documentary series. Anyone who has any interest in the history of American filmmaking must watch it. It's a shame that the copyright quagmire it's in means that it will probably never be released on video again, and the old VHS release sells for hundreds of dollars used. The series is based on Kevin Brownlow's book The Parade's Gone By. Both works are fascinating because they were made when the silent era was still within living memory and the actual actors and filmmakers themselves could be interviewed.

Magical Zero
Aug 21, 2008

The colour out of space.

I watched a great documentary about a group of homeless people living in an abandoned railway tunnel in some American city a while back, but I can't remember what it's called. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? They had built small houses out of cardboard and other scavenged materials, and I think one of them had a dog?

Edgar Quintero
Oct 5, 2004

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
DO NOT GIVE HEROIN

Magical Zero posted:

I watched a great documentary about a group of homeless people living in an abandoned railway tunnel in some American city a while back, but I can't remember what it's called. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? They had built small houses out of cardboard and other scavenged materials, and I think one of them had a dog?

I'm almost certain you mean Dark Days, about the people who live in the abandoned New York subway tunnels. Excellent film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/

Magical Zero
Aug 21, 2008

The colour out of space.

Communocracy posted:

I'm almost certain you mean Dark Days, about the people who live in the abandoned New York subway tunnels. Excellent film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/
That's exactly it, thanks!

Prickly Pete
Dec 5, 2003



Nunez posted:

Mein Kreig (1990)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM5-eMZuusg

Interviews with German WWII veterans that fought on the Eastern Front, and shows the amateur footage the soldiers themselves shot there as well. Anyone that has any interest in WWII should definitely check this out.

I have had this on VHS for years. Awesome WWII doc from the German army point of view. So glad this is on YouTube now. Watch it!

MrOnBicycle
Jan 18, 2008
Wait wat?

Special Kei posted:

This is the definitive WWI documentary.
And here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHm7fNDDY9Y

It really is an amazing documentary. Anyone with even the slightest bit of interest should watch it.

Dr Scoofles
Dec 6, 2004



Just to let folk know that the youtube links posted a few pages back for The Hunt for Britain's Paedophiles are dead, however you can still watch it here:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jg0z_the-hunt-for-britain-s-paedophiles_people

I've only just started watching it. It's very interesting for me as I've been involved in a few paedophile raids, mostly as an evidence gatherer. I'm very lucky I never saw any hardcore stuff as I was mostly seizing computers and cameras. I did see some hosed up stuff though, like rooms used to abuse kids in, all wired up with cameras and CCTV style stuff. Urgh.

I knew a fair few detectives whose job it was to sift through all the images. When they talked about it they just looked really :smith: and world weary. It's a really poo poo job, I could never ever do it.

El Goatherd
Jun 25, 2005

hate is art


Magical Zero posted:

That's exactly it, thanks!

I think I found it on Youtube? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klo34lguwmQ

SeanBeansShako
Nov 20, 2009


If you have LoveFilm Instant, I'll honestly suggest Shaking Hands With The Devil which follows the UN General with his men who tried his best against the almost impossible odds to fight and save people from the Rwandian Genocide of 1994. The documentary follows him trying to come to terms with his inner demons and with interviews with other UN and Journo colleagues as he revisits the country.

Parma
Jun 4, 2010


I just watched Candyman: The David Klein Story on Netflix. It's a fantastic documentary about the creator of Jelly Belly.
Here's a link for the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3vBoVTsaQ4

Parma fucked around with this message at 17:04 on Mar 19, 2012

IanJ
Dec 27, 2003

a real magic skeleton

The People's Cartoonist (2001)

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8E6FC8DA8A1ECB4

An anime nerd tries his hand at making an animated short in one year. He's kind of a jackass and there's plenty of unintentional comedy. I recently watched this and found it really funny, it's a perfect snapshot of a very specific kind of geek. Lots of cringeworthy moments. It starts slow but once you get deeper into his world it's pretty revealing.

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtdFIXS8S8o

Non Serviam
Feb 25, 2006

wAstIng 10 bUcks ON an aVaTar iS StUpid

IanJ posted:

The People's Cartoonist (2001)

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8E6FC8DA8A1ECB4

An anime nerd tries his hand at making an animated short in one year. He's kind of a jackass and there's plenty of unintentional comedy. I recently watched this and found it really funny, it's a perfect snapshot of a very specific kind of geek. Lots of cringeworthy moments. It starts slow but once you get deeper into his world it's pretty revealing.

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtdFIXS8S8o

Comic sans!

Content:
Sex Slaves
The trafficking of women from former Soviet nations to Turkey. I'm not sure if I (or someone else) posted this before, but it will make you feel like poo poo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRLfMS8IWc

Dr Scoofles
Dec 6, 2004



Non Serviam posted:

Comic sans!

Content:
Sex Slaves
The trafficking of women from former Soviet nations to Turkey. I'm not sure if I (or someone else) posted this before, but it will make you feel like poo poo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRLfMS8IWc

I'm watching this now, just finished part one, and considering the subject matter I'm a little amazed at how women are shot in this film. As the narrator talks about how vulnerable the women are there is some 'various anonymous women in public places' footage playing. The camera lingers on their asses, boobs and midriffs. When a woman appears on the screen the camera pans up from her feet and often lingers on her rear end before finally going up to her face. Most of the woman don't know they are being filmed, which adds another layer of creepy to the whole thing. Baring in mind this is all going on as a man narrates how terrible it is they are being sold as sexual objects :psyduck:

toby
Dec 4, 2002



This lovely thread is two years old. It has much good content but should go live somewhere else. I am going to move it either to the goldmine or Cinema Discusso, I welcome input but it will be moved soon.

Non Serviam
Feb 25, 2006

wAstIng 10 bUcks ON an aVaTar iS StUpid

tobutt posted:

This lovely thread is two years old. It has much good content but should go live somewhere else. I am going to move it either to the goldmine or Cinema Discusso, I welcome input but it will be moved soon.

If it goes to goldmine, can we create a new one? If it moves out of GBS it'll be harder to get people to see it!

toby
Dec 4, 2002



I understand the desire for more eyeballs, and it is a good topic upon which many eyes should be laid and all that, but it just kind of sits here. GBS is supposed to be general topics that get discussed for a while and then move on, and we have Cinema Discusso for extended, sustained discussion of this sort of thing.

Maybe GBS could use another thread, but we should give it a while. And actually, now that I'm thinking of it, I'm going to move it to CD so it lives/gets archived/whatever there. For future generations to gaze upon.

Elijya
May 11, 2005

Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

If there were to be a new thread, it should have a new OP that tries to assemble and organize as many of the links from this thread as possible.

Elijya fucked around with this message at 21:24 on Mar 21, 2012

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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


IanJ posted:

The People's Cartoonist (2001)

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8E6FC8DA8A1ECB4

An anime nerd tries his hand at making an animated short in one year. He's kind of a jackass and there's plenty of unintentional comedy. I recently watched this and found it really funny, it's a perfect snapshot of a very specific kind of geek. Lots of cringeworthy moments. It starts slow but once you get deeper into his world it's pretty revealing.

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtdFIXS8S8o

This is amazing.

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