Best documentaries

Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 11 years ago

What are your favorite documentaries?

Mine is from the world renowned anthropologist Wade Davis on buddhism, definately takes me back to the essence of what I learned in Nepal.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8093699829364187229#

My friends made me watch the history of the self, the history and rise of individualism, psychotherapy, marketing and capitalism.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9167657690296627941#

What do you like you want to share with HE?

January 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm
Phil (8) (@phil) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

Metal – A head bangers journey. Liked it cause i like some metal and rock. Was pretty good

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Ally (0) (@allisonohallison) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

The Business of Being Born

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Anonymous (0) (@) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

I really like Spencer Wells, Journey of Man. It was the last one I watched and I adored it.
I’ve been having a lot of people telling me to watch that Zeitgeist film…seems like a lot of people on here are suggesting it also. I may have to check it out.

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Sofia (3) (@leivailya) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

The Vice Guide To Liberia
I’ve seen a few but this one is stuck on my mind and you’ll understand why if you watch it.
Here is the first part out of eight.

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Sofia (3) (@leivailya) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

I’ve seen a few but this one is stuck on my mind, you’ll understand why if you watch it.
Here is 1/8:

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

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perruche (0) (@perruche) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

I highly recommend Waste Land: http://www.wastelandmovie.com/ and Manufactured Landscapes : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv23xwe0BoU

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

wow, very cool. Def gonna recommend to all my friends, thanks!

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Brian Kutanovski (0) (@kutanovski) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

“Off the Grid.” It delves into the lives of American’s forging a lifesyle in the Mesa desert in New Mexico. These people live absolutely independent from the electrical grid and from the system. Living in tiny shacks that accumulate rain water to living in abandon buses. And more intruigingly, the political spectrum of these people range from hard Right-Wing veterans to anarchist teens to hippies to liberal environmentist.

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Syn.Ther. (46) (@luna) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

http://bcove.me/sxuo2hei

not really docu, but interesting

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Brittany (0) (@brittany) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

A few documentaries that really changed the way I viewed the world..

The Eleventh Hour
An Inconvenient Truth
Food Inc
and if anyone hasn’t seen The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, I definitely recommend it.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

http://www.collapsus.com

Dutch nominee for the digital emmy’s.

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Sander Ottens (1) (@sander) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

Martijn, good one! Just watched it, it’s very likely to occur like this, but now we know this maybe we are going to prevent it from happening…

Saw that docu was in coproduction with submarine channels. That reminded me of the following docu. It’s a 60 min docu devided in 10 episodes, after every episode you want to watch the next one immediately.
http://molotovalva.submarine.nl/


@Phil
, yesterday I saw a part of: Heavy Metal in Baghdad. It’s about the only Iraqi heavy metal band during the current situation in Iraq. If you like metal, for sure you’ll like this docu.
Here is the link: http://www.vbs.tv/nl/watch/acrassicauda–2/heavy-metal-in-baghdad-feature

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Tucker Warner (0) (@custardodp) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

“Collapse” is an incredibly strong documentary. If you have ever heard of Michael Ruppert, you gotta see this documentary.

One of the earlier documentaries I saw with Ruppert was back in roughly 2005 when he suggested that the economy was going to fall through.

This film talks about the oil crisis and how we might have to change as humans.

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Pelinga…. (8) (@mateamkalib) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

cocaine cowboys 1 and 2

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Simon (0) (@simon) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

Ugh…..Zeitgeist…really guys…:(

You should check out:

Harlan County U.S.A. – “A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.”

Spellbound – “..eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.”

Hoop Dreams – “A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.”

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Angela (1) (@aymills) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

@Simon What do you have against Zeitgeist?

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Simon (0) (@simon) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

I generally dislike films of this nature. They are thoughtless, ill-suited to the medium, and far fetched at best. Zeitgeist, and other films in its class are entertaining conspiracy theories put together by amateurs, but hardly deserve to be called documentaries.

Check this out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist:_The_Movie#Scholarly_responses

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

I totally agree about the first zeitgeist movie, the third one is on a whole different level tho.

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Bobby Whoever (57) (@bobbyalone) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

My favorite documentaries are “About a Son” and Bill Maher’s “Religulous”

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Angela (1) (@aymills) 10 years, 10 months ago ago

I completely agree. I was just curious to see why you disliked it so. :)

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Bushido (31) (@rotsen) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

when I saw this topic I got really excited. I absolutely love knowledge and watching docs. Its kinda my thing lol since I dont watch tv. I literaly can mention sooooo many docs but ill keep the list short haha

1%
the beautiful truth
the secret of oz, (about monetary system)
fall of the republic
collapse
south of the border
freedom to fascism
the obama deception
Stress: Portrait of a Killer
DMT: the spirit molecule
Tapped (about water)
The Nature of Existence
the science of miracles
Fed up! (about our food system)

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Kyle (131) (@kyle) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

I have a feeling this movie will be my favorite documentary
it’s called the greatest movie ever sold and its with morgan spurlock, the guy from supersize me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Ng2P3zxfM

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eriq o. (5) (@oryol) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

Esoteric Agenda and Kymatics – Ben Stewart
Ilha das Flores – Jorge Furtado
Living Luminaries: The serious Business of Happiness
Star Wars… Just kidding
American: The Bill Hicks History
Return to the Source – Matrix Philosophy

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Rain (23) (@rain) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

The Business of Being Born
Fast Food Nation
Gasland
Babies
Loose Change
Penn and Teller’s entire Bullshit series

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Rain (23) (@rain) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

About a Son (Kurt Cobain)
Ecstasy Rising
The Beyond Within
Hooked (I forget the full title)
Wal-Mart- The High Cost of Low Price

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