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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Wrageowrapper posted:

Dont think this one has been posted yet.
GAEA Girls is a about a female Japanese wrestling school and its tough training. The trainer in this is a bit of a psycho bitch and at times really hard to watch especially when she is dressing down a bloodied student for "taking the piss" and "being useless".

Its 11 parts and has a slow pace but is still a pretty good doco.

Part 1 is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_EL22-UIXg

Haven't seen this in a while and it's hair-raising how brutal the hazing of the trainee girl is - I've always read stuff about how ridiculously sadistic the japanese pro wrestling training regiment is and seeing this way back when was still shocking because you automatically assume any story associated with pro wrestling is tall tales and exaggeration out the rear end.

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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Railing Kill posted:

I finally got a chance to watch Unforgivable Blackness via that Youtube link, and it is fantastic. I very much recommend it, even to anyone who doesn't typically follow boxing. For those like me that do follow boxing, the account that posted the documentary, Thefightdoc, has a bunch more boxing documentaries available in entirety. Check it out. But, really, everyone should check out Unforgivable Blackness.

Jack Johnson was an insanely ballsy guy for such a racially charged period in American history.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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snackpants posted:

What are some good documentaries about the Civil Rights movement(s) of the 50-60s? Unfortunately I don't have Netflix.

Eyes on the Prize is hands down the definitive series. It's from PBS and it's like 8 or 10 parts.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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aeser posted:

born rich
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKKb7_7qBrk part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5QLDv2Ilw&feature=related part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxwwvcVaTs&feature=related part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSmPfe2ZLZo&feature=related part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DsSMy-jqos&feature=related part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkZCoRylFw&feature=related part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jcS4IW6SoA&feature=related part 7
the one percent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFU2O_UP_2c&feature=related part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnETWCxoOnQ&feature=related part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XpAQETuhZY&feature=related part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNyWxQ9R2vA&feature=related part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzRs8PnWcHA&feature=related part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb9G-Xeo0p4&feature=related part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNKXTn6xgLg&feature=related part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbgcHE6oLpQ&feature=related part 8

one of the heirs to the johnson & johnson fortune (jamie johnson) made these 2 documentaries as an inside look into the reality of being ultra rich in the modern era. when i first heard of born rich i had thought it was going to be like cribs or something bragging about peoples wealth/holding the carrot on a stick in front of the populace for the myth that if you just support this capitalist system you too can live like a demi-god, but right off the bat in the first documentary he's dispelling the myth that america is a meritocracy as everyone he knows did nothing to inherit their wealth. the one percent goes further into wealth inequality as a larger problem, i found both documentaries fascinating.

Not to be a dick but the name of the documentary is "Born Rich", how could you think it would be about American meritocracy or whatever.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Darkon is hilarious.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Railing Kill posted:

Does anyone out there know of any good documentaries about homelessness (in America, although that's not necessary)?

Dark Days. I believe it's on Netflix Instant and it's brilliant.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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nowning posted:

Madness in the Fast Lane
BBC iPlayer (for the next week for UK/Ireland goons or inventive residents of other territories!)

I just watched this and it's one of the strangest stories I've ever seen in my life. UK or Irish goons might remember a story from May 2008 about a pair of Swedish twin sisters who were spotted walking up the central reservation of the M6 motorway in England and were brought to the side of the road by someone working on the motorway. When the police came, they ran out into oncoming traffic and were run over - one of them by a truck, the other by a car. Amazingly, they both survived the collisions and were fully lucid minutes later... so they both broke free from the police/paramedics and ran out again, getting run over again, and again surviving. One was brought to hospital and released a few days later, the other fought violently with the police, who were trying to restrain her, and all the time she was screaming for the police ("we are the police") and rambling about stealing her organs. After being sedated and brought to the police station, she appeared completely normal, almost flirtatious, and was charged with assaulting a police officer, for which she was sentenced to a day in custody, which she had already served by the time she appeared in court.

That's where goons' memory of the event would end, and the block of text might look like a spoiler, but that is only the intro to the documentary: the rest of the story has only come into the public domain recently, due to the completion of one of the strangest murder trials ever conducted.

You won't know what to make of this, but it's an incredible story.

This is the most insane thing I have maybe ever seen.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Paradox86 posted:

Anyone know any good documentaries shot in the mid-70's? Kinda broad, but I'm very interested in seeing sorta every day people in that era.

Harlan County, USA and Hearts and Minds are two of the greatest documentaries ever made.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Mrens posted:

I don't think most atheists think this, it would certainly cut back on war, it would remove a large background component or certainly main component in some ongoing conflicts.

Not really. Religion as a source of conflict has more or less always been a pretext.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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There isn't a drat thing goony about Mark Borchard, say what you like about his awful movie but he was motivated to make art and followed through

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Ropes4u posted:

I totally support the use of tactical nukes, but In the case I was just expressing my outrage.

(sent from my iPad, which might have been assembled by some douche who let their kid starve to death because it was a girl)

Why do you support the use of tactical nukes.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Communocracy posted:

The new Fifth Estate on CBC (a Canadian program kind of like PBS Frontline) provides a good look at what happened during the G20 protests/riot in Toronto last June. It's called You Should Have Stayed at Home. The whole 45 min. thing is on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQ06Q55u1k

Speaking as someone used to hysterical American and UK news-magazine programs, the Fifth Estate is a really fascinating show to watch. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that it's objective, but it's very even keeled in it's portrayals of various people.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Lone Rogue posted:

It's the most important programming that CBC creates, but if you ask most Canadians, that would be Hockey Night in Canada.

The episode I am specifically thinking of is the episode about the guy who murdered and cannibalized a guy on a Greyhound bus. I can only imagine how hysterical, say, Dateline or 60 Minutes would be about that situation. I was shocked at how grown-up it seemed.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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reality_groove posted:

A lot of my job at the moment is watching documentaries and some days I feel like slitting my wrists. That said, cheerful documentaries tend to fall into the categories of
- nature (Baraka as Retarded Pimp already suggested is fantastic)
- chipper ethnic choir performs in front of rich white people (Sound of Mumbai/Fezeka's Voice)
- a persecuted minority holds a beauty pagaent to highlight their cause (Miss Gay America, Miss Transgendered India etc, Miss Landmine Victim)
- movies about space (Richard Garriot's is good)
- disabled sports teams (Murderball, Albino United)
- crazy people (cat ladies, fetishes, grown up people living with their parents)

That said a particular favourite of mine, which may have been mentioned earlier in this thread is Audience of One about an American pastor who believes that God has given him the gift of storytelling and collects donations from his congregation so he can go to Italy and make a $50 million sci-fi reimagining of the Joseph story. Expensive chaos ensues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n83fZvpYMgM

You know, I almost feel weird saying this but the documentary The Goddess Bunny is oddly uplifting.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Pipski posted:

Dangerous Knowledge. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8492625684649921614

Couldn't find it posted in the thread, but it's brilliant in my not-a-mathematician opinion. It's about 4 mathematicians who basically went insane figuring out infinities. BBC4, so a proper, old-school doc without crazy amounts of gimmickry. It's pretty mind-blowing and I recommend it.

Man this ruled.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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JibbaJabberwocky posted:

Also, Allen Ginsberg you upset me. I liked you more when I didn't know you were a pedophile.

So were (allegedly) Cary Grant, James Dean and Arthur C. Clarke.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Chicken Doodle posted:

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

Seconded. I love this documentary.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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drunken officeparty posted:

There's a lot of interview footage of just girls talking about poo poo I don't really care about. I wanted to see the actual stuff more, but it was still a really good watch. I was pretty much laughing at it all except a 1 second shot of putting pins under some girls toenails. gently caress. That.

Why would you be bragging about this?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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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.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Can't Stop Eating is a classic.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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You could probably include every single 30 For 30 episode. I've seen maybe half of them and not one of them was boring, bad or pointless.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Hell House is nutso, as long as we're sticking with the theme of fundamentalist Christianity. Also watch Witness to Jonestown.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Marjoe Gortner also stars in CD favorite Star Crash.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Sourpalm posted:

Install "Media Hint" plug-in for your browser and you're all set. It works as a proxy so you're not restricted to just localized content. Just switch it on/off depending on which content you want to browse. It also allows you to Hulu and Pandora. Works like a charm.

Does this work for Youtube, too? I wanna watch some CBC stuff and don't really have a reliable way of doing so.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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The scene where she goes to Wal-Mart and just loads up 7 shopping carts with tacky Christmas presents kills me.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Ropes4u posted:

Dancing boys of Afghanistan

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-dancing-boys-of-afghanistan/

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan exposes the horrific practice called Bacha Bazi, in which young Afghan boys are sold to warlords and powerful businessmen to be trained as dancers who perform for male audiences in women’s clothing and are then used and traded for sex. The practice is sadly making a comeback in that country.

The upside of the Taliban was that this "practice" was outlawed. I can't wrap my head around how this became a thing when Persian women are so drat beautiful..

Well, for one, Afghans ain't Persian.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Ropes4u posted:

I should have known that having spent time in the area..

Sorry for being a dick.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I'd like to throw a warning on this, because I've seen the first part before: this documentary series occasionally will throw up some evidence pictures and video without warning that might chill you to the bone. It's censored but awfully shocking if you're not ready for it.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I will say a couple things, since I don't want to come off as being negative about it - one thing is that it makes me realize how reliant U.S. style tv docs are reliant on constant, driving music to tell you how to react to something. It's shocking how evenhanded this is. It also makes me think something like Chicken Hawk - Men Who Love Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l5Mc28GbEE could basically not be made today.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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unam3d posted:

How the hell is NAMBLA even a thing?!

Free speech. It's not strictly a crime - however you can bet your rear end anyone who openly puts their government name on their registration rolls is on a list.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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unam3d posted:

That's the one thing I like about America, you guys really go the extra mile with this free speech stuff.

Please. Half the stuff in this documentary literally could not be shown in the US, censored or no, actually showing the crimes in commission would get that networks' HQ firebombed.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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MRC48B posted:

For good reason.

It's *a* reason, the frankness of it doesn't seem prurient to me. Contrast this with the US' To Catch A Predator which despite showing nothing is quite playful and exciting, using excerpts solely for entertainment value. The House I Live In is incredibly depressing.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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The internet has no country, try as they might!

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I don't get what you're objecting to, there. The prosecution of the war on drugs is disproportionately targeted toward urban minorities, which in turn feeds the for-profit prison industry, which experienced record growth over the past 20 years.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Spuckuk posted:

Cant reccomend these enough. The Jimmy Saville documentary, made before the revelations of what we now know he was up to, is pretty chilling in retrospect.

What's weird is that the Savile doc makes it seem like it was an open secret at the time, and that was twelve years ago. Or at least there's some knowing baiting going on there which Savile doesn't exactly deny.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Peas and Rice posted:

Atomic Cafe is fantastic.

There's one on YouTube called 1983: the Brink of Apocalypse about an incident that almost resulted in a full-scale nuclear war.

This is really good stuff.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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Killing of America is for sure my favorite documentary ever. The only "spiritual sequel" I can think of is the incredibly grim and moralistic "Executions":

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

Gonna definitely have to slap a for unsimulated human death.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I actually didn't care for that, but the book it's based on, Going Postal, is killer.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I believe that Schrader's solution is to just let society end if it's ending. I've always liked it because of it's weird, fatalistic tone, it's a hopeless jeremiad.

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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

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I dunno what to tell you, I don't like The Killing of America for statistics and sound prescriptions for action.

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