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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 11:27:13 PM »
PBS Nova - Everest Death Zone
Everest and survival on the mountain has always fascinated me.
Don't really want to give it a rating but I did enjoy it a lot.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2015, 11:52:01 PM »
Life Itself, about film critic Roger Ebert. 8/10.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2015, 06:43:21 AM »
Going Clear (scientology documentary) was pretty great.

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2015, 06:53:00 AM »
Waltz with Bashir - 10/10
Short description from Wikipedia:
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Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman wrote, directed and stars in this autobiographical animated film. As a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but realizes that he has no memory of the event. In 2006, he seeks out others who were in Beirut at the time to discuss their memories, including a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders and the first journalist to cover the massacre.

It's a strong war-movie that leaves you with an 'Oh-shit' sensation and shows you how ugly and insane war can be, even in modern day.
It's a bit of an echo-chamber for a leftwing liberal like myself, but it still had me learn new things about the first Lebanon war I didn't know, and had me in tears by the end of it.
It's a documentary - but it's animated in a really unique style that really demonstrates how a documentary can also be an art.

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2015, 08:23:59 AM »
That looks like it was done in similar style of that film "waking life". Rotoscoping i think.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 02:59:49 PM »
"I Know That Voice" - Wonderful!
It's a documentary by and about voice actors in animation and video games.
Very interesting, very amusing, very fun and lovely people on camera doing wacky voices.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2015, 12:09:31 PM »
I know this is a pretty old thread but thought that I would bring it back to present. . . .

PBS Nova - Search For The Arctic Ghost Ship: 8/10
It is about the search for the wrecks of that Franklin Expedition vessels.
They finally found one of them. 

I watch so many documentaries that I do not comment regularly on them.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2015, 12:29:47 PM »
I know this is a pretty old thread but thought that I would bring it back to present. . . .

PBS Nova - Search For The Arctic Ghost Ship: 8/10
It is about the search for the wrecks of that Franklin Expedition vessels.
They finally found one of them. 

I watch so many documentaries that I do not comment regularly on them.

honest liar.

not bad, though I didn't are for the relationship part.  not tha t==a ima b ajigan gasui or antyhgin

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2015, 12:36:09 PM »
I know this is a pretty old thread but thought that I would bring it back to present. . . .

PBS Nova - Search For The Arctic Ghost Ship: 8/10
It is about the search for the wrecks of that Franklin Expedition vessels.
They finally found one of them. 

I watch so many documentaries that I do not comment regularly on them.

honest liar.

not bad, though I didn't are for the relationship part. not tha t==a ima b ajigan gasui or antyhgin

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2015, 09:26:39 AM »
Netflix's Winter on Fire was the most terrifying thing I could have watched on Halloween.

9/10. It gets a point off only because there were a few threads I would have liked more information on.

The documentary is about the Euromaidan protests in Kiev from November to February of 2013-14. The footage that they gathered, much of it taken from people on the streets with their cell phones, was incredible. The story itself is terrifying in the modern age. I only imagine how many more dead there would be if something like this happened in the US where everyone has guns (not to get off topic with a 2nd amendment discussion).

I can't get over the Berkut (the special forces police that were responsible for much of the death). I don't understand how they could have attacked their own people in such numbers and with such brutality. I'm not naive, I understand some of the contextual factors (including group think) that would have allowed them to do it, but I have to imagine there's more than that. The only thing I can fathom is that many of the members of the Berkut were actually Russians who held no loyalty to the Ukrainians, and would feel a patriotic drive to defeat the protesters in the interest of Russia. The film gave me no evidence that would lead me to think this, and the idea was never brought up, so maybe it's conspiracy minded. The only other thing I can think is that these are people from eastern Ukraine who hold allegiance to Russia who were brought into Kiev for the task of handling the protests.

Crazy, scary, and very sad.

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2015, 01:07:36 PM »
There are plenty of protests in US history where the police should have been on the protesters side but seems to rarely work out that way.
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2015, 02:48:53 PM »
There are plenty of protests in US history where the police should have been on the protesters side but seems to rarely work out that way.

Maybe I'm wrong, but the protests and brutality are typically more isolated. In the case of the euromaidan protests the police force was brutal over the course of month, they planned their attacks, and they had lots of time to stand around and have the protesters plead with them.

Again I could be wrong, maybe they are equivalent, but my impression is that they are different in a few key ways.

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2015, 04:18:38 PM »
"I Know That Voice" - Wonderful!
It's a documentary by and about voice actors in animation and video games.
Very interesting, very amusing, very fun and lovely people on camera doing wacky voices.

Where did you see this?
http://fromnothinggamestudios.com/

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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2015, 05:03:08 PM »
"I Know That Voice" - Wonderful!
It's a documentary by and about voice actors in animation and video games.
Very interesting, very amusing, very fun and lovely people on camera doing wacky voices.

Where did you see this?
Rented it on Google Play
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Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2015, 05:57:45 PM »
"Hell House"
9/10

Fantastic. It's one of those documentaries where the person behind the camera remains completly silent and lets what he captures do the talking. Its about fundementalist christians making a horror house parody where they try to:

A) Make people understand how serious their sins are
B) Show them the consequences of sinning
C) Try to convert people to their religion

 

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