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Re: Documentary Recommendations
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2015, 06:00:58 PM »
Citizenfour

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« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2015, 04:49:56 PM »
If talking head documentaries don't bore you or if the headline grabbing title doesn't scare you off (it sounds like conspiracy theory) check this out. Particularly if you live in the USA. I read economic history/theory now and then and this is a Must Watch piece if you wonder what's going on, financially, in this country. It's seven hours long... so just watch the first 50 minutes and tell me if you haven't learned something about the Federal Reserve, the banking system, and why we are losing jobs and purchasing power, etc. At the 50 minute point, the gist does start sounding a bit fringe.


At about midpoint, the sometimes loony/sometimes not fringe rears it's head giving me the impression the serious first half was all about gaining credence and then trying to rope the viewer in.
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« Reply #93 on: September 10, 2015, 07:12:02 PM »
Into the Fire. A look at the G20 event in Toronto, 2010.

Why do peaceful protesters get harassed--or worse--while outfits like the Black Block gets to rampage unmolested while observed by the police? A rhetorical question: What (or whose) purpose is being served by this? 
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Re: Documentary Recommendations
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2016, 06:55:15 AM »
Citizenfour is really good.  It sort of improved my opinion of Snowden.

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« Reply #96 on: March 22, 2016, 05:45:29 PM »
The Hunting Ground. Crazy scary!!!

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« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2016, 05:17:19 AM »
The Hunting Ground. Crazy scary!!!

I was reading some of the reviews and this doc' seems to have a few holes in it.  The stats don't read correctly and then there's this:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-hunting-ground-crew-caught-editing-wikipedia-to-make-facts-conform-to-film/article/2576792

Exposés are one thing, but sensationalism is another thing altogether. The latter tends to sell short those who have genuine stories that need exposing.
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« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2016, 09:15:43 PM »
I was reading some of the reviews and this doc' seems to have a few holes in it.  The stats don't read correctly and then there's this:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-hunting-ground-crew-caught-editing-wikipedia-to-make-facts-conform-to-film/article/2576792

Exposés are one thing, but sensationalism is another thing altogether. The latter tends to sell short those who have genuine stories that need exposing.

Highly emotional topic but I completely see where youre coming from. I have many issues with the storyline but the general consensus of the story has my support.

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« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2016, 09:19:46 PM »
New one. 3 parter. Fantastic resolution for YouTube. You need to watch the whole series. Just when a topic has taken you to the lowest stage you will be up again with the next. Im hoping to watch it a second time with my daughter. So many things I could never explain that are important in living our lifes.

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« Reply #100 on: August 26, 2016, 08:19:23 AM »
Zero Days
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/


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« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2016, 07:01:09 AM »
Zero Days
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/

That looks very interesting. I've just grabbed it for my next day off without distraction.
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« Reply #102 on: August 31, 2016, 12:36:53 AM »
Comic Book Confidential was enjoyable, an easy watch.

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« Reply #103 on: July 01, 2020, 11:45:30 PM »
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners.  BBC documentary produced in 2015.  It's excellent and amazing in the breadth of the ways that the system of slavery developed and changed many aspects of British society.  You can view it on youtube, but I recommend checking mvgroup for a version with better resolution.

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« Reply #104 on: July 03, 2020, 06:56:14 AM »
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners.  BBC documentary produced in 2015.  It's excellent and amazing in the breadth of the ways that the system of slavery developed and changed many aspects of British society.  You can view it on youtube, but I recommend checking mvgroup for a version with better resolution.
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