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SanitysEdge
Jul 28, 2005


Assplant posted:

Life
Right now the show is being rerun on the BBC's iPlayer thingy so you can check it out online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nj6dr
Unfortunatly it's available for UK goons only and it releases one episode every couple of days (it's showing no. 2 out of 10).

Good news for US goons using Firefox who cant watch iPlayer: Google search for bbc iplayer foxyproxy.

Cosmos
How has this not been listed yet?

Watch Here: http://www.hulu.com/cosmos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos:_A_Personal_Voyage

Hulus description: In 1980, the landmark series Cosmos premiered on public television. Since then, it is estimated that more than a billion people around the planet have seen it. Cosmos chronicles the evolution of the planet and efforts to find our place in the universe. Each of the 13 episodes focuses on a specific aspect of the nature of life, consciousness, the universe and time. Topics include the origin of life on Earth (and perhaps elsewhere), the nature of consciousness, and the birth and death of stars. When it first aired, the series catapulted creator and host Carl Sagan to the status of pop culture icon and opened countless minds to the power of science and the possibility of life on other worlds.

Good news for UK goons on firefox but cant watch Hulu: Google Search for uk Hulu foxyproxy or something to that effect.

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Goreld
May 8, 2002

"Identity Crisis" MurdererWild Guess Bizarro #1Bizarro"Me am first one I suspect!"

Lions and Hyenas

A National Geographic special that covers lions, hyenas, and how they hate the poo poo out of each other. This documentary shows some really vicious kills, especially one where a pride leader gets pissed off and breaks a hyena matriarch's back.

It also shows how mistaken the "male lions are lazy" notion is. While the female lions do most of the hunting, the male lions defend territory, and seriously gently caress up some hyenas in this documentary.

I think there's a dvd version of this from Amazon, but here's a youtube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ceMi0gmOcA

onemanlan
Oct 4, 2006
I HAVE A MAN CRUSH ON YOU TOO, YOU LOVABLE FAGGOT!

Here's your uber-saddening documentary of the day: Every F***ing Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlqELHHKCl8

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/every-f-ing-day-of-my-life/index.html

It's about an Oregeon woman, named Wendy, for murder of her long time abusive husband. The documentary encompasses her life and marriage to husband Randy, their life, his abuse, his murder, and the final 4 days leading up to her sentencing and incarceration. Her family recounts the times when he used to beat her and his children. This story is well told by the Wendy, the children, and the people who witnessed this perpetual violent treatment of her family. It's complemented by the fact that Randy took tons of home videos which shed an interesting light into their lives Wendy's story withstanding brutal beatings from her husband because she believed she had no where else to turn and to save her kids. To hear what this family had to live through and especially Wendy had to live through in the 20+ years of sadistic abuse is heartbreaking by showing a very dark side of humanity in her husband, while providing a bleak, but somewhat happy ending in her saga.

This was such a hard documentary to watch. You don't want to believe people can be so cruel and sadistic to the one's that trust them most, yet it happens. I don't know if it's a bully mentality mixed with boredom or what of many other possible motives that would lead a man to do what he did.

DevNull
Apr 4, 2007

And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly



onemanlan posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlqELHHKCl8

This was such a hard documentary to watch. You don't want to believe people can be so cruel and sadistic to the one's that trust them most, yet it happens. I don't know if it's a bully mentality mixed with boredom or what of many other possible motives that would lead a man to do what he did.

I had a hard time watching the trailer with no sound. I don't know if I could watch the full thing.

DashingGentleman
Nov 9, 2009


amusinginquiry posted:

Strandbeesten
Has anyone seen this film and can attest to whether it is indeed awesome or not? Worth the buying?

I have adored Theo Jansen's work ever since I have seen his TED talk. I cannot find anywhere to buy this film nor any online sources. The film blog seems dead, no info about a DVD release to be found. There is a DVD included with Jansen's book, but it seems not to be this documentary (I assume?). Anyone have more luck finding info on this - I would probably buy it if it's not ridiculously priced.

HampHamp
Oct 30, 2006


Epiq posted:

I only recently discovered this (because it only came out a couple of days ago :p) so I will share it with you. It's set in my hometown and was a real eye opener, and follows several people who are dealing with various issues in their lives, mostly drugs.

Swansea Love Story
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/rule-britannia/swansea-love-story-1-of-6--2

Thanks for posting this, I wasn't aware of how bad it had got in Swansea (Neath lad myself, but worked in Swansea for years). Heartbreaking to hear Amy's story, knowing there are many more kids going through similar kinds of poo poo right now.

Content!

A documentary about Ecstacy called Ecstacy Rising, which I found fascinating.

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

Nuimb
Sep 12, 2007
We are the leeches that stop the bleeding.


Thanks for this. I've lived in Swansea for 3 years now, and have definitely noticed a change. Pretty depressing

I even recognise some of the people from when I had a weekend job in town. (We had a lot of trouble with shop lifting and a few break-ins)

Halcyon Leviathan
Jan 30, 2010


Nuimb posted:

Thanks for this. I've lived in Swansea for 3 years now, and have definitely noticed a change. Pretty depressing

I even recognise some of the people from when I had a weekend job in town. (We had a lot of trouble with shop lifting and a few break-ins)

It's so bizarre watching this. I spent a few months studying abroad in Swansea last fall, and in retrospect I can't believe what a naive American I was. Sure, you would see people begging in front of Tesco and stuff, but I had no idea the drug/economic situation was this bad. These people are shooting up behind dumpsters I used to walk past everyday! Weird.

Anyway, for those of you who like depressing documentaries about Romanian orphans who live in the subway and spend most of their time crying, fighting, and huffing paint, I recommend Children Underground.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7FQCKJzldI

Jedah
Sep 1, 2001

YOU CAN NOT BUST THE KRUST


Removed: our short documentary was submitted to film festivals, and we had to take down our YouTube links, at their request. Thanks for watching & providing feedback, everyone.

Jedah fucked around with this message at 18:04 on Mar 8, 2017

Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


DashingGentleman posted:

I refuse to believe this is true. There is no man on earth better suited to narrate a nature documentary than Sir David Attenborough. This is utter madness. The reverse (US->UK) equivalent would be taking Cosmos and replacing Carl Sagan with Jeremy Clarkson. This actually makes me seethe with anger.


The worst thing is that Sir Attenborough is not only the narrator of Life, but the writer also. It's not just his voice, it's his program and pretty much the masterpiece he chose to end his career on.

Picnic Princess
Feb 9, 2008

I was under direct orders not to die




Blacknose posted:

The worst thing is that Sir Attenborough is not only the narrator of Life, but the writer also. It's not just his voice, it's his program and pretty much the masterpiece he chose to end his career on.

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/life-a-first-look.html

Sadly, it's confirmed here. Plus the narrator for the trailer is absolutely bloody awful. His over-dramatic sneery speech makes my ears bleed.

Cogito Ergo Absum
Oct 31, 2008


Chiming in with rage over Attenborough being replaced by Oprah for Life. I liked Sigourney Weaver on Planet Earth, but you can't beat Attenborough in nature docs. And I really dislike Oprah and there's nothing special or interesting about her voice. If I end up eventually buying Life I better be able to find it with Attenborough's narration.

I'm still giddy like a schoolgirl with anticipation over Life. I'll just ignore the fact that it's Oprah telling me all that cool poo poo.

Also, thanks to whomever posted that "The Human Face" docu, I think I saw part of it on TV years ago and never knew what it was called. I love me some anthropological/sociological documentaries, which is why Desmond Morris's The Human Animal is one of my favorites. Morris describes it as "A study of human behavior from a zoological perspective" and it's fascinating.

It's also up on Google video.

Cogito Ergo Absum fucked around with this message at 00:58 on Feb 19, 2010

AA is for Quitters
Aug 6, 2009

Hold the newsreader's nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers.

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

It's about Jerry Harvey, the brains behind Z Channel-the movie channel for movie fans. The HBO before HBO. One of the first paid cable channels, Z Channel was run obsssively by Harvey, who picked films for their artistic merit, and not for their commercial success. It chronicles how his obsession and love of movies, and the rise of other cable networks eventually drove him over the edge. Already unstable, Harvey wound up killing his wife then himself, in 1988.

Also, I'd like to second Helvetica

Retarded Pimp
Jun 2, 2002



Goreld posted:

Lions and Hyenas

lions, hyenas, and how they hate the poo poo out of each other

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ceMi0gmOcA

That's no poo poo, they actually do act like they HATE each other and do everything they can to make the other groups lives lovely.

Saucy Socks
Jun 5, 2009


The Garden
It's about the largest community garden in the United States, 13 acres in South Central Los Angeles, the people who are trying to keep it, and those who are trying to tear it down. You will be super loving pissed off by the end of this, and disgusted with how prevalent racism still is in our country.

Very Young Girls
The average age of a prostitute is 13 years old, but if a girl is arrested for prostitution, she's tried as an adult and the pimps and johns are rarely punished at all. There weren't any organizations to help them leave the life until a former child prostitute started an organization called GEMS to try and help girls get a way out. Completely heartbreaking but optimistic.

IGotNothing
Jul 21, 2004
1 + 1 = 3 (for large values of 1)

Ross Kemp on Gangs. Ross goes around the world and investigates different gangs. Say goodbye to a few hours of your life.

http://video.google.ca/videosearch?q=ross%20kemp&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv

Also, the 'Life' series is AMAZING and when it is released you may have to order it from Canada to get Attenborough instead of Oprah.

Alastor_the_Stylish
Jul 25, 2006

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



sh1fty posted:

King Corn - "Everything on your plate is corn."

A documentary looking at the commercial corn industry, and how it's in literally everything we eat. It's also destroying us, and the land its raised on. Awesome doc. 2 guys set out to grow their an acre of corn and see where it goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCRwMMh9k8

http://www.megavideo.com/?d=Q1ULNDIS

The audio is off by maybe 3 seconds, but it's still very watchable.

Stuporstar
May 5, 2008

Where do fists come from?


The Nomi Song

A very decent documentary about Klaus Nomi. He was probably the most bizarre musician of the 80s, mixing pop music with opera and donning and alien persona. His live acts were an interesting bit of avant garde theater. He's probably best known for appearing live with David Bowie on Saturday Night Live in 1979. But his fame continues long into his death as a villain on the Venture Brothers!

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

zeroprime
Mar 25, 2006

Words go here.



Fun Shoe

A Rough History of Disbelief
A rather interesting documentary by Jonathan Miller that touches on the philosophy and politics of atheism, deism and skeptical/rational thinking throughout the program, but mainly focuses on the history of what is commonly call atheism. He is a very good narrator and does well to remain thoughtful and introspective when talking about his own philosophy. I'll leave it to the video descriptions to describe each segment's content.

Part 1: Shadows of Doubt
Jonathan Miller visits the absent Twin Towers to consider the religious implications of 9/11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn. He searches for evidence of the first 'unbelievers' in Ancient Greece and examines some of the modern theories around why people have always tended to believe in mythology and magic.

Part 2: Noughts and Crosses
With the domination of Christianity from 500 AD, Jonathan Miller wonders how disbelief began to re-emerge in the 15th and 16th centuries. He discovers that division within the Church played a more powerful role than the scientific discoveries of the period. He also visits Paris, the home of the 18th century atheist, Baron D'Holbach, and shows how politically dangerous it was to undermine the religious faith of the masses.

Part 3: The Final Hour
The history of disbelief continues with the ideas of self-taught philosopher Thomas Paine, the revolutionary studies of geology and the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Jonathan Miller looks at the Freudian view that religion is a 'thought disorder'. He also examines his motivation behind making the series touching on the issues of death and the religious fanaticism of the 21st century.

Preoptopus
Aug 25, 2008

Три полоски,
три по три полоски

ought ten posted:

Helvetica (2007)

Maybe a movie about a typeface doesn't sound all that interesting, but this is really a fascinating and well-done documentary. It's a history of the font and its usage, but mostly it's interviews with artists and design-type people about how much they love or hate the font. Helvetica is literally everywhere and once you see the movie you won't be able to stop seeing it. From where I'm sitting I can already see four or five different things written in Helvetica around me.

Helvetica sucks, its all about Univers.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

I don't know why I find it so interesting, but this one, The Socialist, the Architect, and the Twisted Tower has been one of my favorites for a few years now. It tells the tale of Malmo's "turning torso" residential building, and the conflicts between the designer, Santiago Calatrava, and the head of the housing association, Johnny Orback. Sadly I can't find a link to the actual documentary but hopefully you fine folks can, uh, find it elsewhere.

http://www.linktv.org/programs/architect

It plays on Link TV every once in a while, so you can always see it there.

Here's the beast itself:


Click here for the full 1536x2048 image.

Samuel K. Doe
Jan 25, 2010

by Ozma


The Vice Travel Guide to Liberia
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/the-vice-guide-to-travel/the-vice-guide-to-liberia-1-of-8

The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years (if you see one thing before you die...)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4689920637100527225

Samuel K. Doe fucked around with this message at 06:56 on Feb 19, 2010

Liberty_MI
Jun 7, 2002

You can protect yourself from Radioactive Fallout... get the facts! From your Civil Defense Director.

The Rock Afire Explosion

This one is perfect for goons..

The Rock-afire Explosion", a late-2008 documentary about Chris Thrash, Aaron Fechter and the remaining Rock-afire Explosion fan base, was released at film festivals and special screenings around the country. Written and Directed by Houston filmmakers Brett Whitcomb (Director) and Bradford Thomason (Writer), and produced by Jason Connell, the film has been featured in many reviews and made a November 2008 appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly.[3] It was released on DVD on September 29, 2009 by Connell Creations.

Chernabog
Apr 16, 2007





I love these threads.

I just watched this a few days ago.
Maxed out
A documentary about credit card companies and their abusive practices.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsrA6AfS8UE

Ryan
a 14 min 3D "documentary" about the animator Ryan Larkin who ended up becoming an alcoholic and drug addict.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvfgLBMmtVs

Also, anything with Louis Theroux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UneYciGf84I&feature=related

Herbicidal Maniac
Jun 3, 2008

You will be the effigy I burn, infused with all the traits that make them the detestable little goblins they are.



I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007



For those who are familiar with Helvetica, Gary Hustwit released a second documentary recently called Objectified. It's more broad than Helvetica in that it focuses on the current state of product design as a hole. It features people like Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ives.

Unfortunately it's too new to be streaming anywhere, but here's some clips.

Clip about Target's "Design for All"
Clip of Jonathan Ives and his tight t-shirt
Clip of some dope in purple sunglasses

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




zeroprime posted:

A Rough History of Disbelief
A rather interesting documentary by Jonathan Miller that touches on the philosophy and politics of atheism, deism and skeptical/rational thinking throughout the program, but mainly focuses on the history of what is commonly call atheism. He is a very good narrator and does well to remain thoughtful and introspective when talking about his own philosophy. I'll leave it to the video descriptions to describe each segment's content.
If anything getting to see what the balconies in the British Museum's reading room look like, that's a good start.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Herbicidal Maniac posted:

I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/

Like most deluded humans, I've always avoided watching stuff like this. But I watched that trailer. loving hell.

Bahama.Llama
Aug 17, 2006

Scary Money


sh1fty posted:

King Corn - "Everything on your plate is corn."

A documentary looking at the commercial corn industry, and how it's in literally everything we eat. It's also destroying us, and the land its raised on. Awesome doc. 2 guys set out to grow their an acre of corn and see where it goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCRwMMh9k8

This along with Food Inc. has moved me further towards organic hippie foods. If you don't feel like watching this on your computer, this is available on Netflix instant.

PracticalSteak
Feb 3, 2008


modo posted:

Street Thief(2006) NR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEC0NmiTuSY 2 minute trailer.

In this fascinating A&E IndieFilm, professional thief Kaspar Carr divulges his trade secrets when it comes to cracking safes, holding up stores, tapping phones and walking away with thousands of dollars in priceless merchandise. An inventive blend of fact and fiction, Street Thief is hardly a documentary, as its protagonist and story line are made up -- but the information it reveals about the criminal mind is shockingly true.



This is not a real documentary, sorry to disappoint. However it is an awesome film.

SamLikesCake
Oct 6, 2006

... and he is my navigator.


Herbicidal Maniac posted:

I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/

I tried watching this once, but didn't make it past the bit about animal shelters. The fact that I can't make it through it makes me feel guilty for some reason, like by not being able to stomach it I'm turning a blind-eye? I dunno.

I volunteer with a trap-neuter-release program in my city so I guess that makes me feel a little better, but not much.

Stuporstar
May 5, 2008

Where do fists come from?


^^ I think it's enough to be able to say I WOULD NEVER DO THIS, and just be more aware of the consumer products you're purchasing. I watched a "friend" kill a mouse right in front of me when I was a kid by stomping on it, and I was absolutely loving horrified. We were not friends for much longer.

Herbicidal Maniac posted:

I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/

Why the gently caress would somebody pull the skin off an animal while it was still alive!?! Who the gently caress would do that!? I don't understand!

I don't think I can watch that movie. That trailer alone makes me want to blow my own brains out with a shotgun, and if I somehow managed to sit through more than an hour and a half of hosed up humanity like that, I think I would.

Just to clarify, if I saw people doing the same thing to humans for an entire documentary, I would feel the same. Living creatures just shouldn't be treated that way.

gently caress, and I thought GBS had totally desensitized me by now. I'm in a big pile of blubbery tears.

Just finished Food Inc. It was pretty good actually. VV

Stuporstar fucked around with this message at 05:07 on Feb 19, 2010

MissFortune
Feb 15, 2009

The kind of fortune that never misses.


Anus Dei posted:

Like most deluded humans, I've always avoided watching stuff like this. But I watched that trailer. loving hell.

(If I get the balls to watch them) this, King Corn and Food Inc. might very well make me die of starvation.

Hell, probably something worse.

Kara Thrace
May 14, 2008

by Peatpot


Stuporstar posted:


Why the gently caress would somebody pull the skin off an animal while it was still alive!?! Who the gently caress would do that!? I don't understand!


Oh god, please tell me this doesn't happen. Why the gently caress man? Just why do people think that doing poo poo like this to animals isn't as bad as doing it to a person. I just..I don't know.

I wanted to watch it, but now I'm not so bloody sure. I watched the trailer and I just went all I don't know if I should now.

Crackpipe
Jul 9, 2001



Beyond Belief

Netflix Watch Instantly Link

Two pregnant women lose their husbands on 9/11. They piece their lives back together and realize that while there may be hundreds of 9/11 widows and a great deal of support and financial assistance available to each one of them - there are 2 million widows in Afghanistan who aren't getting anything from anyone, and can barely survive.

So they set out to try and help the women left behind by decades of war that turned Afghanistan into a place where men could be trained to carry out something like 9/11.

Pretty moving stuff.

Crackpipe fucked around with this message at 05:57 on Feb 19, 2010

Tallgeese
May 11, 2008

MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR




zeroprime posted:

Part 3: The Final Hour
...Jonathan Miller looks at the Freudian view that religion is a 'thought disorder'...

Oh no. Please tell me that he dismisses this almost immediately. Giving Freud's ideas in this regard any attention whatsoever except to mock it is an insult to critical analysis. No honest, unbiased person of the psychological persuasion believes this, at all. Even Albert Ellis has to back down from this position.

TrailDog
Nov 8, 2006
Veritas Aequitas... bitches!

DiscoDickTease posted:

Carts of Darkness

http://www.nfb.ca/film/carts_of_darkness

"Carts of Darkness is a 2008 National Film Board of Canada documentary film by Murray Siple about a group of homeless men in North Vancouver, who use shopping carts to collect bottles and cans to return for money and also race down the city's steep slope for thrills.

The subjects in the film control the carts using only their weight and one foot, during descents that cross intersections, with top speeds claimed to be as high as 70 km/h.

Siple, a former director of extreme sports videos and avid skateboarder and snowboarder, became a quadriplegic after a car accident in 1996. His first film after his accident, Carts of Darkness allowed the filmmaker to regain the excitement he had experienced with extreme sports as well as relate to a fellow group of outsiders."

You can watch it in HD on the site as well!

I started watching this out of sheer curiosity as to how one could fill an hour filming guys that ride shopping carts down hills. I must say- it was completely awesome. Kudo's to Murray Siple on making this film, it was excellent. great submission.

Goreld
May 8, 2002

"Identity Crisis" MurdererWild Guess Bizarro #1Bizarro"Me am first one I suspect!"

Herbicidal Maniac posted:

I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/


Counter-documentary on Temple Grandin (there's a movie with Claire Danes coming out about her):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ycu3JFRrA

Not only is it a very interesting piece about a functioning autistic lady who's managed to cope with the disorder, but she's also made a significant contribution to society by designing humane devices for cattle slaughtering plants.

Because of her, a majority of cattle slaughter facilities have guidelines to make sure that the animals are treated properly, such as making sure that they aren't upset or afraid leading up to their death, and their death is as quick and instant as possible.

Because of her disorder, she has an incredible empathy with animals, and she's been able to use that to significantly improve the treatment of livestock as a result.

Pumping Jawfuls
Feb 7, 2010


sh1fty posted:

King Corn - "Everything on your plate is corn."

A documentary looking at the commercial corn industry, and how it's in literally everything we eat. It's also destroying us, and the land its raised on. Awesome doc. 2 guys set out to grow their an acre of corn and see where it goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCRwMMh9k8

This a thousand times. It opens with the two guys at a university getting a test done on their hair to find the main source of carbon in their bodies'. It was corn.

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Meowbot
Oct 12, 2005

I havent had a plrecription for my eyes in years so the other day I went and got a new one and it hasnt changed. The doctor was like why havent you seen us in 4 years? I told them im scared of op tomietris when the air shoots into your eyes and dilation. They told me my eyes cold get worse....

DiscoDickTease posted:

Carts of Darkness

http://www.nfb.ca/film/carts_of_darkness

"Carts of Darkness is a 2008 National Film Board of Canada documentary film by Murray Siple about a group of homeless men in North Vancouver, who use shopping carts to collect bottles and cans to return for money and also race down the city's steep slope for thrills.

The subjects in the film control the carts using only their weight and one foot, during descents that cross intersections, with top speeds claimed to be as high as 70 km/h.

Siple, a former director of extreme sports videos and avid skateboarder and snowboarder, became a quadriplegic after a car accident in 1996. His first film after his accident, Carts of Darkness allowed the filmmaker to regain the excitement he had experienced with extreme sports as well as relate to a fellow group of outsiders."

When this was first mentioned I just passed it up thinking it sounded awful. Later on in the thread someone quoted it and mentioned it was actually quite awesome.

This is a great documentary. It really makes you smile at some points and almost makes you cry at some. These guys really have nothing except for the thrill of riding a cart down a hill 60 kilometers an hour. The last few minutes are really well done. Thanks for posting this.

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