5 documentaries every HEthen must watch

Jovan (@pantheonzeusamon) 9 years, 3 months ago

I thought i\’d post this to help spread ideas faster. So what are the essential documentaries or movies that changed your views on life politics ect?

September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Jake (59) (@buddha) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Anonymous (34) (@) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

This is the story of your enslavement..


Julia (120) (@collinsj2009) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Food Matters, The Century of the Self (Topdocumentaries.com) , Zeitgeist (the first and third,) Generation Rx, The Business of Being Born, Food Inc, Under Our Skin, Tapped…. All really well made documentaries, (and most are accessible through Netflix!)

Anonymous (194) (@) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Most of the documentaries I’ve seen suck, typically very one sided, start from an already achieved conclusion and spend the time explaining why you should have as well.
That being said I very much enjoyed 180° South.
The film “covers the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile retracing the 1968 trip that Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in their Ford E-Series Econoline Van. After finding footage of the 1968 expedition, Johnson decided to make climbing the Corcovado Volcano in Patagonia as his life goal and, after speaking to Chouinard and Tompkins, planned his own journey.”

Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em3mIrbOeFw
“You’ve had a whole life in the outdoors, you realize that you have a sense of responsibility to protect these wild places.”

Also “Man on Wire” about Philippe Petit, the man who tightrope walked (illegally) between the Twin Towers in NY. Incredible story about determination and perseverance.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIawNRm9NWM

Julia (120) (@collinsj2009) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

@smalls, I think that’s why documentaries are so great! You can watch both sides and gain a more wholesome insight into the issue at hand. And I liked Man on Wire too! ( :

Jovan (35) (@pantheonzeusamon) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

@theequinox89, Good one i actually saw this awhile ago.

Jovan (35) (@pantheonzeusamon) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

watching again

The Sweet Jonny (13) (@thesweetjonny) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

One of my favourite documentaries is Surviving Alone in Alaska http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0rZn8HFmQ If you like nature and the outdoors then I think you will love it. it’s done by VICE who have a whole bunch of other great documentaries available on Youtube. Enjoy :)

KellyM (107) (@kellah) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Generation RX

The Union

and I dont know if you would cosider this a documentry but The Secret

and finally Super High Me

Judy G S Q (44) (@decaffeinated) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

since someone has mentioned The Secret, I recommend everyone to watch The Human Experience which I hope can open your eyes a bit wider


Sam (10) (@breathe) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Home – Favourite nature doco ever
Zeitgest Moving Forward – Will definitely enjoy
Inside Job – If you want to know about the recession
Why We Fight – The profits of war
When We Were Kings – For sports fans
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father – Almost depressingly sad

Tried to mix it up a bit.

Imars Volta (1) (@imarsvolta) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

This is A MUST if you like rock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OykCNJ0Lps
Seven Ages of Rock BBC Version, and not the VH1.
Hre you have the first chapter. ENJOY IT.

O’Reilly (804) (@oreilly) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Endless Summer and Endless Summer II. Both inspiring stories about a pair of friends who take a year off to travel the world to go surfing. The narrator is funny, the soundtrack is chill and the sights are outtasight.

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Life in a day
Joseph cambell
Century of the self

Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 9 years, 3 months ago ago

Louis Theroux – “the most hated family in America”.
Spirit Science- series
“Bowling for Columbine” (what do you think of this?)

These are my personal favorites so far, but I haven’t been a HEthen for a long time. :)

These are two lovely clips about the search for and use of knowledge (the first one kind of sums up parts of Zeitgeist):

Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 9 years, 2 months ago ago

“World’s Scariest Drug” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQ8PWYnu04 a documentary about “Devil’s Breath” also known as Scopolamine. A drug that takes away all your free will, but let you behave ‘normally’. The only problem is that somebody else can let you do whatever he or she wants and you will have no recollection of what you have done. Very interesting!

Collapse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1503769/): an interesting documentary about the financial crisis and our dependence on Oil. More interesting stuff is discussed as well.

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 9 years, 2 months ago ago

The world According to Monsanto (the nasties of the food industry revealed)

Cosmos (Carl Sagan explains the universe)

Why We Fight – The profits of war (shows you why your governments suck major ass -pun intended-)

Planet Earth (Sir David Attenborough takes you on a journey around the planet)

Life of mammals (Sir David Attenborough shows you the lives of various mammals)

ember (0) (@emberbryce) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@pantheonzeusamon, 2012: TIme for Change :)

Ray (122) (@nowscreamlouder) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@filipek, I agree Collapse is a good one to watch.

I personally like
Breaking The Taboo – Its about the failed war on drugs

God is in the Neurons- Not really a Documentary but really interesting (at least the first half)

Religiousless- A funny look at religion
Its on netflix

E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

louis theroux, I don’t know how famous this guy is, but he’s big enough in the UK and Ireland. He does shows on some very big issues but he is more people orientated than anything. His style is very unbiased. Some of his topics are sensationalized, but a lot of his stuff is very good, plus it’s quite funny

@mainmal, Attenborough is tops… I’d add Life to that list

Hermes (474) (@seeker88) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

My personal Top 10 ******************
1. WikiRebels, great one on the wikileaks and julian assange/mainstream media/whistleblowers documentary!!http://youtu.be/BunUA_MrevI
2. Zeitgeist trilogy is a great one http://youtu.be/JPUVMD4saVI
3. Religulous
4.(DMT)Spirit Molecule
5. Streetwise (1984)
6. Our Real Human History http://youtu.be/nZ3nHfLWhbc
7. Think While its Still Legal (occup your mind video) http://youtu.be/egb-erbTUb4 *
8. Death in Gaza (hbo documentary)
9. Thrive
10. The Beginning of Bashar – Darryl Anka http://youtu.be/JPUVMD4saVI


D.I. (26) (@thekingofthenorth) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

human plant and life and planet earth

to know thyself is the beginning of wisdom… or something something something

kendra (282) (@somuchlovetogive) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

David wilcock youtube him :)

kendra (282) (@somuchlovetogive) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Frequency of a genius

Gaia (5) (@eimigaia) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

1. Waltz with Bashir — fabulous animated movie about the Sabra and Shatila massacres. It was made by an Israeli journalist who had fought in the IDF and later endeavored to find out what really happened at Sabra & Shatila.

2. Waking Life — another awesome animated movie about dream-life, reality, and MENTAL GYMNASTICS! The best kind of mind fuck.

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