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Documentaries - July 23rd 2010, 07:16 AM

I like watching documentaries, so just list your favorites.

*Mark if they are triggering, just in case. Some documentaries can be.

Mine:

The World According to Sesame Street
Country Boys
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Re: Documentaries - July 23rd 2010, 07:43 AM

I like the Discovery Channel ones such as
Jack the Ripper
Black Holes
Stephen Hawking
Atlantis
Mysteries
You get the point.


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Re: Documentaries - July 23rd 2010, 02:29 PM

I like some of the Discovery Channel ones too.

Also:
La Raza de Colorado

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Re: Documentaries - July 23rd 2010, 05:45 PM

The works of Michael Moore are my favorites


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Re: Documentaries - July 23rd 2010, 07:16 PM

TRIGGER ALERT!!!!

Super Size Me
MORE THAN A GAME: Doco about Lebron James' High School Basketball team in his last 4 years of HS...highly recommended even if you don't like basketball or Lebron James.
TRIGGER WARNING!BIG RIVER MAN: About a unassuming overweight middle-aged European man who is one of best endurance swimmers in the world who has swam the length of the Danube River (Europe), Yangtze River (China) & Mississippi River (USA) and is about to embark on swimming the dangerous waters of the Amazon. Love this one.
ANVIL: Doco about an influential Canadian 80's Metal Band who never succeeded in mainstream music and their journey back to make it in the big time in todays world.


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Re: Documentaries - July 24th 2010, 01:57 AM

Boy Interrupted.
The sports documentaries on HBO. Especially the one about the Brooklyn Dodgers and Magic vs. Bird rivalry.


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Re: Documentaries - July 24th 2010, 10:37 AM

I liked 'Undercover Social Worker' which was on Channel 4 recently. It's available on 4OD if anyone in the UK wanted to watch it.
   
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Re: Documentaries - July 25th 2010, 02:22 PM

Anything by Louis Theroux such as

Most Hated Family In America
America's Most Medicated Kids
A Place For Pedophiles
Louis And The Nazi's
Louis And The Brothel
Behind Bars
Law and Disorder

(Also a show he had called 'Weird Weekends' which were basically a series of mini docos)

Everything by him is amazing. It's really funny but not over the top comical because it's serious as well (unless it's one where he is talking about something extremely serious such as 'A Place For Pedophiles' where he loses the humor but it's still good).

I'd recomend him for anyone that loves Docos and even those who don't. They're all fantastic but I'd suggest maybe 'Most Hated Family In America' (about the Westboro Baptist Church) or 'Louis And The Nazis' as the first one to watch.

Similarly, John Safran is a freakin hilarious Australian Journalist/Comedian who has made a few documentary tv series (each with about eight episodes). I absolutely love this guy. He is so awkward but funny without trying.

'Race Relations' and 'John Safran vs God' are fantastic, especially if you are interested in religion and culture but don't want to sit down and watch a serious, boring documentary either.


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The Road To Guantanamo- This was amazing. One of my favourites ever. So heart breaking. Gets you angry.

Bowling For Columbine and Sicko are my fav Michael Moore ones. I really like him but I think he can be a bit irritating sometimes. The funny thing about Michael Moore docos is that I always watch them hesitantly, expecting they are going to suck. However, I end up getting hooked and loving them

9/11 Loose Change- Okay, so it's a bit, you know, silly lol. I definitely don't buy into the conspiracy theory but I thought it was a pretty interesting doco nonetheless.

An Inconvenient Truth- Probably the most influencial movie of this century.

No End In Sight- A seriously powerful an interesting look at the War in Iraq. I learned a hell of a lot from this movie. It opened my eyes a lot, and it's not pushy in it's aim to get it's message across.

Shut Up And Sing- This movie is about the Dixie Chicks and the aftermath of their comments about George W Bush. I'm not even a fan (Though it's not like I hate their music, I'm just not a country fan) but it was amazing to see what happened to them and the fall out it caused just for one little sentence. People were protesting at their concerts, they lost their contracts, they got death threats... One point someone gives her a time and a place and says they're going to shoot her with a sniper rifle. Another woman tells her they should strap her to a bomb and drop her on Iraq.

I think it's interesting because people say stuff about the government all the time now. I mean, obviously there is a difference because country fans are traditionally more right wing, but I doubt if this happened today people would care. And it was only some, what, 8 years or so ago?




Uh, sorry for this long post, I just love my Documentaries! hehe


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Re: Documentaries - July 25th 2010, 02:23 PM

The World At War

(and pretty much anything on the Military History channel lol)
   
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Re: Documentaries - July 27th 2010, 01:17 AM

The Dixie Chicks were good at least and alot better than George W Bush himself. ;/

I found some more..

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Below are films about EDs.. SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Dying to Be Thin - This NOVA documentary introduces us to eating disordered individuals from all walks of life: dancers, gymnasts, students, sisters, daughters, friends. Examining the causes behind, as well as the experience of, anorexics and bulimics today, this program also goes behind the scenes in the research labs and medical facilities where possible treatments for these debilitating illnesses are being studied.

The Truth About Nancy - This film follows the story of protagonist Nancy, played by actress Tracey Gould (herself in recovery from an eating disorder), after her graduation from high school. She heads off to college and, anxious about her future, begins to isolate herself. Her anxiety channels itself into obsession over food and weight. She starts to exercise compulsively and gradually eats less and less. Her parents fail to acknowledge the enormous changes in their daughter until Christmas, when her anorexia can be ignored no longer. Attempts to get her help are met with fierce resistance from Nancy herself until at last, her father decides to take her to court and win guardianship of Nancy so he can force her into treatment.

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This is the last doco and it has to do with self-harm/self-injury
http://www.cutthemovie.com/ is the website.
It says..
CUT: Teens and Self Injury provides an intimate look at a largely unacknowledged problem that affects thousands of young people, their families and friends. Using the words, music and artwork of the teens themselves, director Wendy Schneider draws back the curtain on the sensationalism and secrecy surrounding the cycle of self-harm and brings this hidden issue into sharp, clear focus. As teens articulate their experience with self-injury, we see them begin to confront both their urges and their deepest feelings. Personal struggles are offset by interviews with parents and mental health professionals who address the problem from a broader context, and by rock icon Shirley Manson, who shares her own experience with self-injury. Compelling, incisive and profoundly moving, CUT issues a call to bring the problem of self-injury out of the shadows and reminds us that the first step towards healing is an honest acknowledgment of reality.

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Re: Documentaries - July 27th 2010, 10:36 AM

This is It - - - is it a documentary?


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Re: Documentaries - July 27th 2010, 12:49 PM

It's more or less about how he went about planning the whole event that would still be going if he was still alive.
The genre is under docu so yes it is a documentary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477715/
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Re: Documentaries - July 27th 2010, 05:40 PM

suicide trigger Cry for Help. It's a really cool documentary about high school and college student suicide. You can watch it HEREI also like it because most of it was done about schools in Ohio


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Re: Documentaries - July 27th 2010, 05:52 PM

I like the vangaurd series on current tv. yesterday i watched *triggering* rape on the reservation


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Re: Documentaries - August 2nd 2010, 03:42 AM

I like watching POV and Wide Angle on PBS

PBS documentaries:
A Girl's Life-Raising girls
*About Mental Illness/Suicide A Cry for Help

POV- A Thousand Words

Wide Angle - Time for School


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