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Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

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El Goatherd posted:

I found the other two episodes of the 2002 BBC series 'The Hunt For Britain's Pedophiles'. Be warned that these episodes feature some heavily censored but still very upsetting images.

The first episode just died out before my bewildered eyes. I'm now hanging in the middle point between feeling horrified and dirty for having watched this or feeling enlightened for having learned all those things I didn't know on the subject. My line of work sometimes brings me to hear victims witness in court, but mostly the accused never give any testimony; it's the first journey I really take on "their side", so to speak. They pose as victims; that's so sick I wonder what amount/duration of therapy would breach a little ray of light into their hosed up heads.

Thanks for sharing. I'll watch the other two but not tonight. The cheesiest comedy available is now in order to restore some sort of balance. :gonk:

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Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

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Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy

A look back at Jobs' history with Apple including interviews of employees and ex-employees. That Mr. Voznik sure ain't driven by revenge. Duration: 59:12.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co1CU3-Ms5Q&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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Jul 3, 2011

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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.

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Egg in soup posted:

If you enjoyed Talhotblond then you'll love Kill Me If You Can.

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

I wish Agatha Christie were still alive and watched this.

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Jul 3, 2011

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That drat Satyr posted:

The scene from Earthlings that's vividly clear in my mind every loving time someone mentioned it is where the man throws the poor dog into the garbage truck right as it's compacting...

There's so much horror in this world caused by people, it wouldn't surprise me if the slaughterhouse footage was mostly for the norm considering the sheer amount of animals that are trafficked through them every single day. I can't begin to understand how there can be compassionate and/or humane killing of such a vast number of food animals and still be producing the amount of food it takes to feed all the people in this country.

This post is highly disturbing. Not you, our world. :shepicide:

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Jul 3, 2011

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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.

Thanks a bunch for that, I'm so happy I hope Santa spoils the hell out of you. Now going backwards through the thread and grabbing all those newly available recommendations. Currently making my way through The Civil War, for which I second (or third) the recommendation. Very well done and pretty instructive for non-Americans. :)

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Jul 3, 2011

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A "lovely" 55-minute documentary about the enigma that is syphilis.

Watch at your own risks. :gonk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-pctpzh2o

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Jul 3, 2011

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doctorfrog posted:

I haven't watched this yet, but the production led me to PBS.org, where there are a ton more "Secrets of the Dead" documentaries to watch. I just spent the last hour watching one about how East Germany doped up their women's Olympic team with testosterone during the 80's. I couldn't find the syphilis one, though, so kudos to the YouTube uploader in the previous post.

Right, and good thing it's holidays vacations. The show has been running for 10 seasons or so now, so what we've got on YouTube are episodes from the early seasons, which aren't available anymore on the PBS site. Way too addictive as it's incredible how much one learns about history through the episodes. I sure never knew that smack the middle of the first millenium AD, a massive volcano eruption has kept the sun's rays out of the earth and created a long-lasting famine bout, or that some scientists now are doubting that bubonic plague was the stem of the Black Death of the 14th century.

On a lighter note, here's a shorty explaining the origin of the carol Silent Night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9N4lTJb6gU

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Jul 3, 2011

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I found something on YouTube that I watched back in 1984 when it came out in the theaters. It's not a documentary, per se, but I'll still leave it here since it might interest people who are into history.

It's a movie of about 107 minutes called "Le Bal," a Franco-Italian production. Here's the synopsis:

quote:

A unique look at the history of 20th century France as illustrated in popular culture, Le Bal is set in a Parisian dance hall and features no narrative, no dialogue, and no continuous characters. The film moves from one dance number to the next, as the music reflects the political and cultural tenor of the times, from the Popular Front of 1936 to the German Occupation of World War II, on to the breezy openness of the post-war era and the open rebellion and turmoil of May 1968, and finally closing in the early 1980s. A troupe of dancers portrays all the film's characters, with make-up and costume changes (as well as appropriate period music) indicating the different time periods. Directed by Ettore Scola, Le Bal was based on a stage production that was a great success in Europe.


The trailer can be found here



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVJdvA4eSGg

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

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I know nothing about gambling in general, much less about blackjack in particular. Stumbled on this one today, explaining how one guy once cracked the way to win, and how, later on, other people devised more subtle techniques based on his finding. Nothing one could use nowadays, but still an entertaining and informative piece. Duration: close to 49 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO3fbjme2N8

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Jul 3, 2011

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ChocNitty posted:

A man with an unknown disease that makes his skin grow into tree like material:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x9vvKt7w2k


Thanks for all the videos. I've watched this one first because I've heard of this man before. It's hard not to get goosebumps just looking at him. I was so focused on the science behind his condition that I fast forwarded through the "circus" scenes - plus they're uncomfortable to watch, so no loss. Did you find the end disappointing? Not in terms of the documentary itself but in terms of resolution of the story? I lost my erection big time and I'm not even a man. And they never game an explanation as to why. Tree man must have given one, but it was never shared. Not to say the documentary isn't worth watching, though, it is because there are things to learn. But man, wow, why? :smith:

As for "The boy who lived before," I had seen it already, and others in the same vein. That's mind grasping and defies all logic. I doubt I'll live old enough for humanity to know how these things work (or if reincarnation is actually happening), but it's good to just watch and wonder.

To contribute, Neil Tyson narrates a piece on the origins of life:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy64KR6vYU4

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Jul 3, 2011

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Thanks for the update. From the second article you linked,

Web article posted:

Gaspari believes that a complete cure would require a bone marrow transplant or other procedures not readily available in Indonesia. "There are things I still want to do for Dede, but my hands are tied," he said. "The government seems to view me as some outsider butting in where I don't belong." Meanwhile, Indonesian officials are reluctant to let Dede travel abroad for care, fearing he would become exploited as a medical research projet.

:shepicide:

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Frindevil posted:

Check out Hockey: A Peoples History and see if you like it, it's on youtube. Part 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGlAaaCqEWw and the same user has all 10 parts.

That's a pro click right there. Hockey fans, don't miss this one.

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Special Kei posted:

Here's two that are about are about art and the world rather than just art itself. Both are good. The first is very famous.

Civilization—in full, Civilization: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark—is a television documentary series outlining the history of Western art, architecture and philosophy since the Dark Ages.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2186AC20F9C4241E

How Art Made The World is a 2005 five-part BBC One documentary series, with each episode looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIh10gyWqHgobuCpq-UpYEfjPTHUL579d

Neat! Putting in queue.

I'm currently going through History Channel's Engineering an Empire series. Not being in the U.S., this was never available to me till I found it on YouTube, though I hear you Americans aren't generally quite fond of History Channel. I find the series interesting and decently well done, although episodes are a bit short for what they have to cover; they have to leave chunks out. But I'm still learning things, which is the whole point of watching a documentary. :eng101:

I'll just leave the one on the Byzantine empire (Constantinople/Istanbul) here for anyone interested, the rest can be found in the related links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ymibPV31Rs

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Jul 3, 2011

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magnificent7 posted:

drat IT MAN, I ONLY HAVE SO MANY HOURS IN MY LIFE.

so many documentaries, so many responsibilities to ignore...

Right? Big decision now, clean the litter and take out the trash and recycling or binge on these inviting documentaries. :(

I'll squeeze both, one at the speed of sound, the other at leisure. Though, clock, you better stop right. Now.

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

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Special Kei posted:

Here's two that are about are about art and the world rather than just art itself. Both are good. The first is very famous.

Civilization—in full, Civilization: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark—is a television documentary series outlining the history of Western art, architecture and philosophy since the Dark Ages.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2186AC20F9C4241E

Hey, this guy also has 5 one-hour videos of a BBC documentary on the history of Ireland. :woop:

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Ohvee posted:

This is fascinating. Although, now I'm going to have to think of a way to bring up the Zecharia Sitchin book on my girlfriends bookshelf.

also:
This sounds really interesting, but the link doesn't seem to be working. :(

You're right, it's no good. Here's the first part, then. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN0ndWAgA6o&hd=1

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Jul 3, 2011

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AKMoose posted:

Everyone who drives should watch this.

I had to stop watching after the third story, too much :smith: in this documentary.

That got me thinking, isn't texting while driving illegal yet in the U.S.? Where I live, you can't hold a cell phone in your hands while driving, being it for talking or texting. Lots of cheaters, though.

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Jul 3, 2011

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fish_cola posted:

I'm pretty sure I haven't seen this in the thread--I recently started watching The British Empire in Colour and I love it. The film is entirely old school color footage from the British Empire in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and tells the story of the empire's step-by-step disintegration around the world, from India to Palestine to Africa.

It's impossible to tell a story that spans so many decades and countries and wars without making a bunch of politically fraught editorial decisions, but I think they do a pretty decent job of stating different perspectives, including British imperialists and native peoples. I'm fascinated by British history of this period, and the combination of color film and primary source documents read by people doing great accents was pretty perfect. The series is three parts, each about an hour long, and it's all on youtube. Here's the first part:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1OX0rnnYAM

Oooooooooh, goodie! :woop: Thanks so much for posting this. Been to India for quite a few months, and I found the British imprint there to be palpable still, so it will be absolutely interesting to go back in time other than through books. I too am fascinated by British history of this period, so bonus to learn about their ruling in countries other than India.

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Jul 3, 2011

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Paper Jam Dipper posted:

For those who enjoy Connections and James Burke, there's an awesome YouTube channel for him: https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesBurkeWeb

Wow, major flashbacks here. I was watching these videos back in 2009, then all of a sudden everything got stripped out of the channel. Major let down. So thank you. :)

If you enjoy bleak, depressing documentaries, I suggest Death and the Civil War on Netflix, by Ric Burns. Seeing movies/documentaries about the Civil War always had me question about the what/how regarding the corpses, as they were so numerous. This documentary addresses this question but much more, like how the idea of death was culturally altered "thanks" to this war. I could not get through it, though, way too dark.

On a brighter note, I also went through the three-episosode documentary called Prohibition by Ken Burns. The storytelling begins as far as in the mid-1800s, thus covers pre, during and (a little) post-prohibition eras. I highly recommend it to history freaks.

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Jul 3, 2011

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That's the one indeed, thanks for putting the link for those interested.

:cry:

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Jul 3, 2011

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I just went through the BBC series "Addicted to Pleasure" and highly recommend it to history enthusiasts. It's presented by Scottish actor Brian Cox and consists of a mix of on-location interviews, scientific explanations, cutely animated drawings and lots of historical background. An excellent production.

Sugar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_9U5TZiemM

Whiskey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxP31qS3IM4

Tobacco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sext0OA7a-g

Opium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTQWc6G3vwo

Note: all of the pictures are misleading. For instance, there is zero mention of Jack Daniel's in the whiskey episode.

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Jul 3, 2011

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Mahoning posted:

If you haven't watched Undefeated, you should catch it on Netflix instant.

On the surface it's the story of a historically lovely HS football program in Memphis' inner city. But the real theme is one of fatherless teenage boys and the effect a good male role model can have on them.

I cried no less than 3 times during the film.

After the many recommendations, I caved in and gave this a try, even though I've had nothing to do with football ever in my life. I was sucked in right away because it's really about the characters, the story of these people, and football was just the vehicle carrying the story forward (it was fun trying to grasp the rules of the game, too). The editing of the movie is worth mentioning, as it's so top notch. Add my recommendation to the pile.

Here's an interview with Coach Bill Courtney. I might have learned a thing or two reading it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/bill-courtney-interview-football-manassas-coach_n_1838828.html

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Jul 3, 2011

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I doubt anyone in this thread is interested in Jean Austen, but just on the off-chance that that happens, a cast and crew recreated the ball of Pride and Prejudice, with the help of historians, a costume designer, a professional cook, a professional dance coach and dancers, and musicians. Lots of useful explanations on the Regency period manners, and how people really interacted amongst each other during a ball. It was serious, serious marital business.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01h8nFLsmB8

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Jul 3, 2011

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Raxivace posted:

Terror at the Mall

Oh, thank you, will definitely watch this one.

After a year of gobbling down historical and scientific documentaries, I've just turned to forensic and crime-related ones. It eases the neurones, though it's another thing for the heartbeat. Or the heart, period :smith:

For anyone interested in the history of ancient empires, I suggest the series "Engineering an Empire," available on YouTube. Episodes on Rome, China, Russia, Carthage, Persia, and so on. How they came to be, how they lived, how they fell down.

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Jul 3, 2011

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mod sassinator posted:

I've always loved Adam Curtis documentaries but haven't really dug back past stuff in recent years. However I just watched 'It Felt Like A Kiss' and holy poo poo this is fantastic!

Riveting.

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Jul 3, 2011

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Cancelbot posted:

Thanks! I just have an interest in it starting from a Bill Bryson book, but the papers can be impenetrable and existing documentaries are too hand wavy. I was hoping that there'd be something to bridge the gap.

This lecture series looks great.

This reminds me of The Great Debate of 2013, The Storytelling of Science. At one point, Neil DeGrasse Tyson teases Brian Green, the quantum physics freak, about him still not being able to prove anything. Notwithstanding that, it's a pretty interesting piece to watch. Also Neil seemingly high as gently caress is worth the detour.

Part 1, the storytelling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J4QPz52Sfo

Part 2, question time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40YIIaF1qiw

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Schlinky posted:


Would anyone else be able to recommend some interesting music documentaries? I'm interested less about the history of an era and more about the stories behind the people, but I'm totally up for anything if it's good.


There's the Fleetwock Mac documentary. I was a bit on the sad side after watching it, though. It feels like the ABBA story, just with more drugs and alcohol. What it means is that it doesn't end well, and their beautiful songs had a meaning I was totally oblivious about in the days. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Tlrz-8yOA

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A documentary about the Canadian accent vs the American one. Warning: it's full of generalizations, both on the Canadian and U.S. sides, so it's to be taken with a grain of salt. Stay away if you're autistic or OCD or something. :v: Interesting nonetheless, there are real bits to be learned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIoTpkM5N64

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