- Documentary recommendations?
“Storyville: Death on the Staircase”
Cool, will look out for this.
Best Storyville I’ve seen is
“Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington”
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Must watch that.MSPSubscriber
I enjoyed Berkeley marathons, and valley uprising, for a couple of sports docs. Lots of BBC natural history docs and series on netflix, soem lesser known ones “Wild Arabia”, “the great rift” and “Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands” are good.
I assume he is dead now.
He died at the end of the film, what they didn’t release is how he screamed for about 20-30 minutes as the bear ate him (which was recorded). That’s the thing with bears they don’t kill you straight away like a big cat would striking your neck. Bears just eat you alive, they don’t care about your screams, horrible way to go.Posted 6 months agocarbonfiendMember
Search Dogwoof company that specialises in docs & made quite a few of the most high profile ones inc BlackfishPosted 6 months ago
Everything’s Werner Herzog has made is near brilliant.
13th (shocking indictment of racist America 1 in 3 black males born toady end up in jail)
Zero days (story of the stuxnet virus & US & Israeli intelligence sabotaging irans nuclear programe)
The Other Side (brutal, raw & disturbing looking at white underclass in Louisiana)
OJ – already mentioned but truly compelling
Whitney (she never stood a chance)
Tales of a Grim Sleeper.arrpeeMember
“Capturing the Friedmans” – American doc regarding a teacher (and a number of his sons) accused of abusing pupils. A lot of the content was culled from the family’s huge collection of home movies, which they kept filming during the ensuing media hysteria and the trials. Very skilfully directed. Just as your view begins to crystallise as the evidence stacks up, something utterly unexpected crops up and pulls the rug out from under your feet.
Also “Madness in the Fast Lane”. It’s utterly jaw-dropping. A film crew are riding along with a police traffic patrol for one of those Police, Camera, Action-type shows. They’re called out to a report of two women walking along the hard shoulder of the motorway. When the cops get out to speak to them, one of the women (twin sisters as it turns out) attacks them, while the other deliberately charges onto the carriageway and gets hit by a lorry. All of this is captured on film. It only gets weirder, more shocking and more tragic from there on in, as the documentary sets out the terrible (and ultimately lethal) sequence of events that followed and attempts to understand how they came to be there. Don’t expect any neat explanations.Posted 6 months agosomafunkSubscriber
CNN’s award-winning chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a chief neurosurgeon, puts medical marijuana under the microscope. All three (3) of CNN’s current “Weed” documentaries compiled into one video.Posted 6 months agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
There’s a series of docs called ‘Working Man’s Death’. They’re all good but the epidsode called ‘ghosts’ is interesting – locals mining sulphur in Java and carrying massive loads of it along precarious mountain paths being totally ignored by tourists.
It’s a German production (iirc) but is basically in-narrated observation and really beautifully filmed
[video]https://youtube.com/watch?v=_I0li4iTAA0[/video]Posted 5 months ago
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