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Documentaries Thread Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 22:43:44 No.542
[JW02 ~ 04/16/2020] A thread to post and request good documentaries on the variety of subjects. I'll start with some choice docus on ancient Egypt. All are selected for quality of presentation, study of subject as well as absence of current year agendas, we wuz kangz niggers etc. Romer's Egypt (3 episodes; 1982) and Ancient Lives (4 episodes; 1984) – the finest and quintessential ancient Egypt presentation; a soothing, in-depth look into ancient Egypt’s life and culture. It has that unmistakable classy 80s look that elevates it above the rest. https://www.invidio.us/channel/UC4gF7P8JKlJ9xAz8MF6AhFw/videos https://www.invidio.us/user/xinistri/videos Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (4 episodes; 2001) – somewhat similar to Romer’s; not as in-depth or classy but still an enjoyable watch. https://www.dailymotion.com/search/Egypt%3A%20Beyond%20the%20Pyramids The Robot, The Dentist and the Pyramid (1 episode; 2020) – an excellent amateur documentary about the latest attempt to explore the shaft of the Great Pyramid. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=rhsddHgybTo Immortal Egypt (4 episodes; 2016) – despite being modern and hosted by a wommyn, it surprisingly manages to somehow avoid the current year pozz and is very much watchable. Probably the best HD series on the matter. https://www.invidio.us/playlist?list=PLhMDlPcDRBKSmMYcsJ_29dak29zvIm2pE Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid (1 episode; 2013) – annoying modern American presentation but very interesting and unique look inside the Step Pyramid. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=qvSbtf68AOg Nova’s experimental archaeology series – some of the largest experimental archaeology attempts put to film. The Pyramid (1997): https://biqle.org/watch/218310818_456239037 The Obelisk (1997): https://biqle.org/watch/247592695_456239754 The Obelisk (2000): https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=K4NNCEVtgj8 The Chariot: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=KIJvz7i0DdE Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (an extract from ep.12; 1980) – Sagan explains Rosetta stone and hieroglyphics. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=V8B58n0XWY4 Building the Great Pyramid (1 episode; 2002) – perhaps the only good dramatization on the subject of ancient Egypt. May not be the most accurate but definitely the best attempt to bring Egypt to life on screen. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=DzNXG4l0m6k
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This might have been mentioned on the other board, but Deep Water (2006) is a compelling documentary about a race to be the first man to sail around the world without stopping. https://invidio.us/watch?v=d4Lv-yc8v6s I'm fascinated to learn about the topic of solo ocean voyages. Being isolated for months on a tiny boat surrounded by an infinite expanse of ocean puts an extreme strain on a person's psyche. It's easy to understand why some people go mad under these circumstances. This situation is particularly interesting because one of the sailors was very inexperienced. He soon realized that he wasn't able to sail around the world, yet he could not quit the race for financial reasons. So he decided to fake the circumnavigation by floating off the coast of South America until the other boats came around and passed him.
>>543 >This might have been mentioned on the other board RIP
Obligatory post https://www.bitchute.com/video/mZ0aopOxZI0C/ in all seriousness it is a good source of info that is ignored/suppressed in modern society
>>545 >TGSNT My favorite part was how they couldn't justify the Ustase's slaughter of the Serbs and just rounded it to that the Serbs that lived were accepted with open arms and converted to Catholicism.
Journeyman Pictures is the Criterion Collection of documentaries, a variety of stuff but mostly historical or political. https://invidio.us/watch?v=BzMVyn9vEJ4 - Street Violence In Ireland, 1993 Thames TV's YouTube channel has all their archived broadcasts in entirety as well. https://invidio.us/watch?v=LMuI1-2SlGk - Japanese industry | Japan | TV EYE | 1982
>>546 dunno why it was in there at all balkan history is like that
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>>542 Scribes of Ancient Egypt (1 episode; 2013) – good Frog docu on the topic of scribes in ancient Egypt. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=afead3_UMcE
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Eagle's Nest - Hitler's Mountaintop Headquarters Today (1 episode; 2019) – a small comfy amateur documentary about Eagle's Nest and what remains of it today. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=u7Yy-NG2o_A
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>>550 This clip is from State Funeral https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSvGX6syd_8 (trailer) https://rarbg.to/torrent/zfsq1my (torrent) The grand spectacle of the USSR's memorial ceremonies for Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. It's slow cinema for the first hour as hordes of mourners fill the streets of Moscow and slowly file into Pillar Hall to catch a glimpse of Stalin's body lying in state. Then the funeral procession transports the coffin to Red Square where Stalin is laid to rest next to Lenin himself. It's stunning to witness the degree of Stalin's cult of personality. His face is on banners everywhere, his giant statues tower over swarming humanity below. Given the intense display of support, you might not expect Stalin's popularity to plummet a few years later when De-Stalinization removed his statues, renamed his cities, and reburied his corpse in a less dignified location. To his credit, Khrushchev saw how the grave crimes of Stalin demonstrated the grave dangers of excessive leader-worship. He sought to bring about (some) reforms to the Soviet system. Most socialist countries followed the example of the USSR. North Korea is a notable exception, and the Supreme Leader's totalitarian dictatorship continues to this day.
please move this board to a single thread on tvch.moe/tv/
>>554 kys
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3D Scanning the tomb of Tutankhamun (1 episode; 2015) – a very short but fascinating semi-professional docu about creating a copy of Tutankhamun's tomb for tourists. It's kinda scary that they're able to recreate surfaces down to pores and imperfections now, virtually indistinguishable from the original. Who knows what things could be replaced without anyone being the wiser. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=hooUIumZQjk
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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (4 episodes; 1989) – the quintessential paleo documentary hosted by prime Attenborough. The unmistakable charm, production values and comfyness of 80s docus are present at full force here and the intro alone is worth checking out. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yrksg There's also an updated two-part remake of sorts from 2010 called First Life which, while inferior in style and atmosphere, has an advantage of being presented in HD. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2087xi
I just joined this forum which has a bunch of TV documentaries (from BBC for example) https://forums.mvgroup.org/ Sharing via torrents and ed2k
>>558 I've been looking for several NHK shows sets from when I obsessed over the network for a couple years. Know if any lists from it are available there Anon?
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>>559 Yeah there's a good amount of NHK content on their tracker. Some with user subtitles.
>>560 OK, thanks for the information Anon.
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Escape from Colditz (3 episodes; 2000) – a bong documentary about famous Colditz escape attempt. The stand out feature of this one is that they actually built the glider and tested whether the escape was theoretically possible. 2001 Nova single episode re-edit: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=GQZogdYmHeY
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Before Babel (1 episode; 1992) – good documentary about the development of languages and specifically the hypothetical proto-nostratic language. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=wgM65_E387Q
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Lost Leonardo: Questioning the Consensus (1 episode; 2017) – a deeply amateurish and unfinished youtube documentary about the authenticity of Leonardo's infamous Salvator Mundi painting. Despite being rough around the edges and dropped half way through, it's still an interesting watch. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=tU5lVV8SRHY
The Spanish Civil War (6 episodes; 1983) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1718608/ <Documentary series which uses film and eyewitness accounts from both sides of the conflict that divided Spain in the years leading up to World War Two, also placing it in its international context. I just started watching this six-part series on the Spanish Civil War produced by Granada. It seems to be the best introduction to the topic. Spain has some relevance to the violent clashes and turmoil of 2020, although today's leftists are focused on race since the working class wants nothing to do with them. In Spain the issue of landownership was particularly divisive. Peasants did not have much upward mobility, as most land was held by the upper classes. I'm curious if there were laws that made it easy to own huge swaths of land? There should be natural forces making it costly to own a lot of property. Did other European counties solve this issue without 1) violent leftist revolution or 2) the state stealing land from the rich? It's true the situation seems "not fair" if all the land is taken, but I don't particularly like those solutions either. https://ulozto.net/hledej?q=spanish+civil+war+bobbafett or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu5f9hp0IP4&list=PLAuucEydM53fQhEZiJHdWNzbdea35avxe
>>565 I've watched the first four parts. This documentary series relies heavily on eyewitness accounts, which provide a poignant understanding of the human motivations driving all sides of the conflict -- and there were MANY sides to it. In fact it's surprising that such discordant political interests all existed in one small country. But then, it's not surprising that a dictator ultimately emerged to hold everything together. Francisco Franco also wrote a screenplay I never knew about -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035241/
>>566 >it's surprising that such discordant political interests all existed in one small country Is it really? Spain is/was, after all, 4 or 5 regions united by force under one kingdom with different cultures. It is a bit crazy to call it "a crusade" in my opinion but the fact is commies were bombing down churches and crosses all over the place, and in one sweep the monarchists hiding behind the veil of the "nation" squashed down actual nationalists/secessionists along with the republicans and commies hiding behind them.
>>567 >Spain is/was, after all, 4 or 5 regions united by force under one kingdom with different cultures. Well I knew about Basques and Catalans but not so much more. I certainly favor those secessionist movements, even today. The Carlists sounded like a movement based on politics rather than culture. Then there were other factions like CEDA, UGT, FAI... I noticed Masons on propaganda posters but the documentary did not include them (yet).
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Watching Romer's Egypt reminded me of my extreme contempt for peasants and got me thinking about good governance and religion. I'm a big fan of this stuff.
07/27/1978 (1 film; 2017) – a fascinating, in-depth analysis of one of the most widely-published art pieces of the twentieth century. https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=NAh9oLs67Cw
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>>706 My connection died and the image was lost.
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James Burke's Connections (1978) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078588/ (9.3/10) Here's one of the best historical docuseries, according to IMDb >This ten volume series was made in 1978 by turning science into a detective story, James Burke creates a series that will fascinate students and adults alike. This interdisciplinary approach has never before been applied to history or science and it succeeds tremendously. Winner of the Red Ribbon in the American Film Festival, the scope of the series covers 19 countries and 150 locations, requiring over 14 months of filming. >As the Sherlock Holmes of science, Burke tracks through 12,000 years of history for the clues that lead us to eight great life changing inventions-the atom bomb, telecommunications, the computer, the production line, jet aircraft, plastics, rocketry and television. Burke postulates that such changes occur in response to factors he calls "triggers," some of them seemingly unrelated. These have their own triggering effects, causing change in totally unrelated fields as well. And so the connections begin... Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NqRbBvujHY Complete: https://concen.org/content/james-burke-connections-1-3-day-universe-changed
>>708 >according to IMDb So it's shit then.
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Mystery of the Lost Pyramid (1 episode; 2020) – a short documentary from Smithsonian about the newly discovered pyramid and it's undisturbed tomb. It's a bit meandering, going on long tangents to talk about basic egyptological facts, but the main crux of the presentation is quite fascinating. Undisturbed tombs are one in a million so this is truly a big deal. Though it isn't a flashy royal burial chamber, there's a bit of a mystery to the investigation which was a nice story device. https://daftsex.com/watch/442943391_456239875
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Before immersing myself again in the yugo mainstream cinema (hopefully) i remembered an interesting small documentary about the youth in the middle of the Yugo Wars, might be worth a check for some here. 1995's Vidimo Se U Čitulji or See You in the Obituary, translated in the west as "The Crime That Changed Serbia", is a half-hour video file of the rising Dizelaš phenomenon occurring in the balkans at the time, a "sub-culture" which was merely laborer-class teenagers and young adults who grew up in the dire economical crisis and disparity of the debt-ridden 80's Yugoslavia and who found themselves practically without a stable future when the happening happened and the yugo sphere started to kill each other. So, basically what the russians experienced in the post-USSR but without soldiers filling the crime ranks and with a bit more raw violence even without the proliferation of heavy weapons. Our team of journalists here, B92 (i think they were suicidal independent information seekers) try to interview some of the underground figures and try to patch what the hell is happening with Belgrade, but while trying to do so shenanigans ensue. To add a bit more more context the dizelaši turned into informal work, often petty, which sooner or later became crime, crime became closed-communities of associates which then became gangs and when the film was made the transition between gang and mafia organization started happening, problem is those countries already had mafias but they were either fighting as volunteers/mercenaries in the war or were trying to expand/escape into sideline activities in the Adriatic... or so the youths thought. Either way these young and wild but naive kids started living in excess and playful showings which ended in getting killed all the time: You see at this point, like in the famous Castellammarese War of the NY italian families, every man was a hitman in potential and the only way to avoid getting lead was hiding perpetually in holes or highland. But the flesh is weak and these dudes needed to drink cheap rakija, play arcade games and drive fast cars, which sometimes ended up in their demise when somebody searching ultimately found them; only those deemed worthy or honorable enough survived, that is until you banged the wrong girl. The documentary doesn't go that deep into the origins, that was just a quick explanation, but it does focus on the hilarious attitude many of these dudes had in contrast with the horrible war, hitmen roaming the city to score points and the infamous government security squads, the Red Berets, made of hardened military-trained cops and technically co-founded by a former mafia hitman-turned-caudillo, the great Arkan. This unit would later on be in waters just as hot as the dizelaši because of their ambiguity when their top ranks were found guilty of hitting the Prime Minister himself in 2003, that's how tough they were. Anyways, we see the youth supposedly getting their drug connections "from somewhere" (tip: the entirety of Eastern Europe) and being reckless assassins with no honor (hence the prevalence of their volatile lives) some of those who live enough, according to the images, seem to spend it all on german imports: These dudes dress in full Adidas attire, listen to House records, eat only Kinder chocolates, drive used Mercedes and they all want to buy BMW Alpines and AMG-tuned MC Benz; the Ultimate Krautboos. The most memorable part of this whole thing is a group of interviewees wanting to exert a bit of dominance to the opposing gang, so they all go up to one of their leaders' apartments and start posing/squatting for a photo in front of his prized Porsche 911 Carrera badly parked outside, heavily emasculating him in the process and adding an utmost shamefur dispray to the front page of some magazine. This led to the hilarious situation our investigation team suffered later on some of the interviewees started to get contract killed soon in the middle of the production run and its post-development, including some not even in that segment, and everyone with a camera was frowned upon and few were left to promote the movie with the directors This video also features a trademark narration seen in some movies from the area/era: The srs bns balkan female narrator, seemingly conventional but adds tons of presence over time, the amusing horror film Davitelj protiv Davitelja also included this to great effect along with other minor pieces. Think of the 70's stoic neutral japanese male narrator that appears in some japanese documentaries and movies. The famous Kocayne YT user uploaded this cool period piece along with his war-era turbo folk videos, a little window more to understand what kind of hell the balkans were living at the moment and that ultimately led to one of the directors/writers to become a monastery monk. Kocayne got taken down for hate speech but many videos got reuploaded again, so here they go in a friendly YT bypasser. >http://www.viewpure.com/porschesquattinggonewrong Wish this was 3 hours long, morbidly
>>709 First season is good, the rest is shit.
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Sixty-two Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/sixty-two-films-that-shaped-the-art-of-documentary-filmmaking http://archive.is/rq18D Godard fanboi Richard Brody has become extremely annoying with recent writings that champion not just contemporary wokester cinema but even corporate capeshit. This list was potentially redemptive with plenty of fresh documentary recommendations mixed with some lesser-known favorites of mine. But on closer inspection the new titles aren't quite as interesting as they first appeared; many seem to be chosen for their shitlib idpol value. At any rate here's his list: “Salt for Svanetia” (1930, Mikhail Kalatozov) “The Forgotten Frontier” (1931, Marvin Breckinridge) “Enthusiasm” (1930, Dziga Vertov) “The City” (1939, Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke) “Let There Be Light” (1946, John Huston) “Farrebique” (1946, Georges Rouquier) “Strange Victory” (1948, Leo Hurwitz) “Night and Fog” (1955, Alain Resnais) “Chronicle of a Summer” (1960, Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin) “Integration Report 1” (1960, Madeline Anderson) “The Children Were Watching” (1961, Robert Drew) “Belarmino” (1964, Fernando Lopes) “Take This Hammer” (1964, Richard O. Moore) “Love Meetings” (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) “A Time for Burning” (1966, William Jersey) “Portrait of Jason” (1967, Shirley Clarke) “The Lenny Bruce Performance Film” (1967, John Magnuson) “The Queen” (1968, Frank Simon) “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One” (1968, William Greaves) “Original Cast Album: Company” (1970, D. A. Pennebaker) “Numéro Zéro” (1971, Jean Eustache) “Growing Up Female” (1971, Julia Reichert and Jim Klein) “Joyce at 34” (1972, Joyce Chopra and Claudia Weill) “Marjoe” (1972, Sarah Kernochan and Howard Smith) “F for Fake” (1973, Orson Welles) “El Sopar” (1974, Pere Portabella) “Welfare” (1975, Frederick Wiseman) “Grey Gardens” (1976, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer) “Not a Pretty Picture” (1976, Martha Coolidge) “The Battle of Chile” (1975-79, Patricio Guzmán) “A Grin Without a Cat” (1977, Chris Marker) “Word Is Out” (1977, Mariposa Film Group) “The Police Tapes” (1977, Alan and Susan Raymond) “Poto and Cabengo” (1979, Jean-Pierre Gorin) “With Babies and Banners” (1979, Lorraine Gray) “Fannie’s Film” (1982, Fronza Woods) “Shoah” (1985, Claude Lanzmann) “The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On” (1987, Kazuo Hara) “Lightning Over Braddock” (1988, Tony Buba) “Rock Hudson’s Home Movies” (1992, Mark Rappaport) “Thank You and Good Night” (1991, Jan Oxenberg) “The Devil Never Sleeps” (1994, Lourdes Portillo) “A Plate of Sardines” (1997, Omar Amiralay) “Histoire(s) du Cinéma” (1988-99, Jean-Luc Godard) “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property” (2003, Charles Burnett) “The Beaches of Agnès” (2008, Agnès Varda) “Phyllis and Harold” (2010, Cindy Kleine) “The Missing Picture” (2011, Rithy Panh) “This Is Not a Film” (2011, Jafar Panahi) “Actress” (2014, Robert Greene) “Field Niggas” (2015, Khalik Allah) “No Home Movie” (2015, Chantal Akerman) “Coma” (2016, Sara Fattahi) “Rat Film” (2016, Theo Anthony) “The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman” (2016, Rosine Mbakam) “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” (2017, Travis Wilkerson) “Shirkers” (2018, Sandi Tan) “Infinite Football” (2018, Corneliu Porumboiu) “One Child Nation” (2019, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang) “My First Film” (2019, Zia Anger) “Dick Johnson Is Dead” (2020, Kirsten Johnson) My contempt for Richard Brody continues unabated...
>>802 I salute to those who have the stomach for sorting through all that poison.
>>802 I tried one that wasn't on the torrent sites >“With Babies and Banners” (1979, Lorraine Gray) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa75V-tdBko After 20 minutes it's a fairly dull recollection of a 1936 UAW strike in Flint. So far there's no reason to watch it unless you're particularly interested in the history of the US labor movement. Perhaps it picks up steam eventually, but Harlan County USA is a vastly superior documentary on the same general topic. >“The Lenny Bruce Performance Film” (1967, John Magnuson) I haven't seen this, but it's highly questionable nonetheless. Who cares about Lenny Bruce anymore? I can't name a single comedian who cites him as a major influence. Usually he's mentioned -- very briefly -- in dismissive terms because his act doesn't hold up.
The Secret History of Writing (3 episodes; 2020) – a pretty decent B*C documentary about the invention and evolution of writing. It's not particularly in-depth but informative enough and the production values are good - they shot a lot of stuff across the world in great HD quality and there's minimum of talking heads. The first two episodes are particularly interesting, being filled with actual information, while the final episode is, sadly, a product of its time and is dedicated to pointless pondering about the future of writing and how emojis will totally replace it yo.
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Pompeii: Disaster Street (1 episode; 2020) – an alright Italian program documenting the excavation of the previously unearthed street in Pompeii, including some major discoveries. I didn't even know there were such places but apparently 30% of the city are still covered by lapilli. There are also some pretty good dramatizations of the contemporary city life, some of the better ones out there, in fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2URDdvRo38
https://plandemicseries.com/ COVID is bullshit. Don't fall for their c/overt lies. Good thread.
>>813 Yeah tell that to my 3 dead relatives. It's probably just influenza but a mildly stronger one than H1N1, which was bad enough.
>>814 >anonymous poster telling you to cry over his gorillions of dead relatives Sure thing, Chaim
>>814 Personal anecdotes generally aren't good arguments. The facts speak for themselves. you're glowing by the way
>>814 >that's not funny my brother died that way
>>817 kek
>>814 If you were going to lie, at least lie realistically. With the laughable death rate % having 3 relatives dying from Corona is virtually impossible. There are cases of families living in the same house where 1 person was infected while all the rest family members didn't get infected from him despite breathing the same air.
>>815 >>816 >>817 >>818 >>820 What do you want, death certificates? One died tubed after catching something from my cousin who is a hospital intern (many got it but only the head of the family died) the other died out of nowhere from a respiratory shutdown in a hard-hit area (went for groceries at the market for many consecutive days) the other had tons of health problems since a kid and died after a rutinary checkup, catching it in the public hospital when nobody knew what to do. They are not "omg he was perfectly fine", all 3 had long running but controlled illnesses, but they would've not died unless that powerful seasonal flu happened. Was it the 'rona? i don't know, they got diagnostic as such but in many countries the doctors point that out so you can get government gibs even if the respiratory death was not viral. >Personal anecdotes aren't good arguments >The facts speak for themselves. What facts? it is a fact for me and for many others, it is also a fact the supposed deaths all vary wildly and could be anything, also a fact that test to identify it also tests for tons of other shit like the arab MERS and the jap SARS and the false positives are beyond the actual positives. >virtually impossible Not if you know all your cousins and second-cousins. Come at me by the dozen you fucking kikes
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>>821 You're not arguing anything. You just made a more long winded post that was already stated in your last post but more concisely. >Come at me by the dozen you fucking kikes My position is not one that kikes would be in support of. > it is also a fact the supposed deaths all vary wildly Thanks for making my point.
>>821 Covid's a hoax. No one cares about your dead relatives, faggot. I hope more die
>>821 My dad works at Nintendo.
>>822 >Thanks for making my point. I did not make a point that the whole COVID thing is a bat soup originated thing, that's a blatant lie, i just made the point that during this whole lockdown thingy a seasonal flu or something did strike people in more cases than before, akin to the H1N1 from a decade ago. What's so hard to understand or believe? it happened before, just because a banged up car is sold as a luxurious sports car doesn't mean it isn't still a vehicle. >My position is not one that kikes would be in support of. Kikes play both sides, demoralizing anyone in either side for no articulated reason. Also i can't argue, i don't have the death certificates and even if i had them most shills would jump at the fact many deaths are marked down as COVID related even if they were not, which might be. It's my anonymous word against other anonymous words, those who know already decided who's who. Also way to increase the board's activity, we are going to get spanked. >>824 Hi, Rapp's son
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>>827 Based and reasonable inconnu sorry to hear about your family members >>823 Rude
>>827 >Kikes play both sides, demoralizing anyone in either side for no articulated reason. Very true, Anon, and you're sensible to notice this. The objective isn't to convince you or anyone else of something, it's to confuse, exhaust, and trap until one is driven to give up. It's in their nature as a parasite subspecies to jam and subvert anything that may act as a social immune system.
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Does Liberation Day count as a documentary? Laibach take the title of being the first (reports say some Finnish band in the 80s were the first) western music to hit the ears of the North Korean people with a short concert in Pyongyang. It seems the only place to buy it is on iTunes and a limited physical release, and I didn't see any torrents for it.
>>834 >Does Liberation Day count as a documentary? Documentaries document things, so this is a definition of one. >It seems the only place to buy it is on iTunes and a limited physical release, and I didn't see any torrents for it. I got you covered. https://daftsex.com/watch/-150685894_456239049
>>839 Thanks, I didn't know what to expect as I was expecting it to just be the concert with interspersed interviews and behind the scenes but was let down as they only play one song.
>>846 Basketball Diplomacy is a much more interesting watch. It's from yet unpozzed Vice. http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Basketball%20Diplomacy
12 Days of Tudor Christmas (1 episode; 2019) – good old Lucy Worsleys, kinda annoying but also tolerable and somehow still apolitical. As always a pretty good contemporary recreation and insight, this time of a 16th century Bong christmas season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDREWMdU8Rg
The Road to The Phantom Menace (1 episode; 2020) – an unexpectedly good online amateur documentary about the 20 year lead up to the release of Star Wars episode I. All professional Star Wars documentaries are always a dreadful exercise in self importance, consisting almost entirely of boring, pointless interviews. This on the other hand gets to the heart of the topic, chronicling the actual history and cultural impact, and managing all that in just over an hour. I was surprised how much information was crammed in such a short time. It also shows how Yidsney NuWars just pale in comparison to the media super nova that the Phantom Menace was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awfMg7RxZOU
Pyramids Builders: New Clues (1 episode; 2019) – a pretty good digest type of documentary, recapping all the main recent discoveries pertaining to the construction of the Great Pyramid in an orderly manner. There's no annoying presenter wasting your time with empty platitudes, no cringy dramatizations, it gets straight to the point. A good way to get yourself up to date with the subject. There are even a few experimental archeology, well, experiments thrown in for good measure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SujxAA_7iA
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Foreign Parts (2010) is a documentary about the salvage yard and auto parts shops of Willets Point, Queens. This small blighted neighborhood sits behind Citi Field, the glistening new home of the New York Mets. Michael Bloomberg has big plans to redevelop the area, which would effectively wipe away the existing community. In recent years Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab has been responsible for an innovative new direction in documentary filmmaking, with the dizzying, immersive Leviathan as the best known example. Foreign Parts is more straightforward and accessible than I expected from SEL, as Willets Point locals regularly address the camera and co-director Véréna Paravel even appears onscreen. However, this film goes beyond mere observation by putting special emphasis on cataloging the unique environmental sounds -- a steering column dragging across asphalt, shoes plopping through puddles, the roar of forklifts and barrage of power tools, etc -- sounds that often drown out the people themselves.
The Secrets of Christ's Tomb (1 episode; 2017) – an exclusive NatGeo documentary about the emergent restoration of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was quite a big deal when it happened. I remember it was even on the news. Sadly it's too short and not as informative as it could have been (wasted too much time on pointless talking heads), but it'll do. I do like this specific branch of restoration documentaries. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6w5n5l
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The Lost Hokusai (1 episode; 2017) – another restoration documentary, this time an excellent one from NHK. It's about trying to recreate in color the lost Hokusai painting of which only a single black and white photo exists. Cross-referencing different shades of gray based on his other works. Fascinating stuff and, in a very Japanese fashion, a rather relaxing experience as well. There are even nicely done animated sequences illustrating the life of Hokusai. Once again criminally short but highly recommended. https://proxyrarbg.org/torrent/po7vkg6
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How Art Began (1 episode; 2019) – was a surprisingly comfy watch. Some artsy-fartsy artist visits different prehistoric caves with paintings and analyzes them. There's not much in terms of scientific content but the documentary has a sort of harmonious quality to it of a boomer just walking and looking at interesting stuff. https://ihavenotv.com/antony-gormley-how-art-began
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Hitler's Steel Beast (1 episode; 2016) – a pretty decent French documentary about Hitler's personal train. Thankfully it focuses on the train itself and not muh evil natsees or jews and is therefore watchable. I didn't even know there was a plot to assassinate Hitler by poisoning his drinking water reservoir in the train with a toxin that takes effect only after 6-7 days to fool his food taster. So many interesting stories from the war are still out there. https://daftsex.com/watch/309841411_456240745
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Secret Tunnel Warfare (1 episode; 2016) – as the name implies, a documentary about WW1 trenches and tunnels. Specifically, an interesting plan by the Bongs to dig a series of tunnels underneath German positions, stuff them chock-full of explosives and blow them up in what became the largest pre-nuclear explosion in history, wiping out 10.000 men in one instant. WW1 was something else, man. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6uompz
Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century (1 episode; 2012) – this one is about restoring da Vinci's famous "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" painting. I guess all da Vinci's paintings are famous. Chronicling a process that took over a year. A pretty comfy French production and is itself almost entirely in french (with english subs and narration). https://daftsex.com/watch/-18262350_456239021
>>896 good suggestions, thanks brother
>>1243 No problem.
China: Treasures of the Jade Empire (1 episode; 2015) – good docu with a chill narration about relics found in the tombs of China's Han dynasty, which was their golden age. Pretty interesting stuff, they recently discovered a mini terracotta army of some 8000 pieces or so, down to dogs and porkers. I also didn't know Chinese made these jade suits of armor sewn with a golden thread for their dead kings; look pretty funny but a fascinating thing nonetheless. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3a7azx
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Japan's War In Colour (1 episode; 2004) – now this was some good shit. This isn't some shoddy recolored b/w footage, instead it's a genuine color stock of the entire Pacific campaign, including exclusive well, when this came out footage of pre-war Japan. Runs in proper speed as well. I wasn't even aware there existed this much WW2 footage in color and this is obviously not all of it, just clips to go along with narration. Makes you wonder why don't they show this stuff more often in documentaries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJLE2pnN9WY
>>1301 Thanks I watched the whole thing. Brutal. I'm also surprised how little kike-spin was included in it. Seemed a pretty honest appraisal of the doomed Japanese side of the war. I have to say I've become redpilled about the JQ since the last time I watched a war documentary. Felt physically nauseous thinking about how we were used to destroy our enemies at the behest of a few powerful men, who also hate our living guts.
>>1314 No problem. Well, there's no real reason to talk about jews in the Pacific campaign and I of course wouldn't recommend it if they somehow managed to.
>>1316 >no real reason to talk about jews in the Pacific campaign Not the guy but after watching that Shiro Tokisada movie i checked a bit of the topic and was surprised on how important Nagasaki was for the Christian movement in Asia. That Silence movie by Scorcese does raise the point that the topic of it being considered the East's Pilgrimage Center was and is well known in the west since a long time, so including the by-now known questionable political movements in choosing and striking the region as soon as possible before a peace deal was signed makes me very suspicious on the true intentions of the second bomb, especially considering who was in charge of said decisions. Polite sage for deviating a bit, by the way nice recs as always bud.
>>1301 Not bad, but there are several glaring omissions that should have been mentioned even with the constraints of boiling down almost a decade of history into and hour and a half of documentary. Nice footage though.
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Would anyone happen to have documentaries on why the Great Recession happened?
>>1326 I've heard good things about The Housing Bubble (written by Tom Woods) but I wasn't able to find a viewable version online. They are working on a followup documentary called The Bigger Bubble. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2448130/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGB9r2UKBag
>>1323 Interesting theory. But if there actually was some jewish intent behind Nagasaki, shouldn't they have bombed it first since there was a chance of immediate surrender after Hiroshima? >by the way nice recs as always bud Glad you like them friend.
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The Beauty of Maps (4 episodes; 2010) – an excellent documentary exploring the zeitgeist of old maps through the prism of four separate subjects: Mappa Mundi; the first urban map of London; the history of the atlas and the satirical maps of the turn of the 20th century. A really well made presentations that delves just enough into history and shows a variety of different maps in meticulous details. https://daftsex.com/watch/442943391_456239448 On the topic of Mappa Mundi, as a sort of addendum, I would also recommend watching this short homebrew presentation by the Modern History TV chadlad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4uHbTtWbe8
>>1381 Looks interesting. It's funny a porn site has so many interesting documentaries. Do you usually watch streaming versions or do you download these documentaries from another site?
>>1382 >It's funny a porn site has so many interesting documentaries. Well, it's not really a porn site per se, rather an offshoot of this https://biqle.com/ with a dedicated porn UI. I use that one because it actually works better. But ultimately it's just an uncucked video hosting site with a fuckton of different stuff uploaded to it over the years. Kinda like youtube of old. >Do you usually watch streaming versions or do you download these documentaries from another site? Yeah I usually download stuff from private trackers. But I always want to include a publicly available link so that anyone could watch it easily if they're interested, as it should be with documentaries.
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THE RISE OF A WORLD WITHOUT MEANING A preview of the new 8-hour Adam Curtis project that drops Feb 11 Curtis usually has an interesting take on things, although despite his unorthodox framing of many topics, his underlying worldview is frustratingly conventional. https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/adam-curtis-explains-it-all https://archive.is/CbDDL This article pulls back the curtain on his creative process, explaining some of his methods for unearthing all those wonderful archival nuggets and arranging them into a sublime montage with music and ideas. >At the BBC’s main archive, in Perivale, which contains sixty miles of shelves, Curtis doesn’t just order up news items about the Mau Mau uprising, in British-ruled Kenya, but entire nightly bulletins or anything else shot in the region during the same period. He seeks out odd keywords, uncatalogued films. He craves the unseen. “I don’t know if you play computer games. But it’s like going up a level,” he told me. “There’s the stuff that everyone can get at. Then the stuff that hasn’t been digitized or anything, which is still on film, which I can get. Then, beyond that, there are really strange tapes.” >At one point while we were talking, Curtis left the kitchen and returned with a cardboard box containing fourteen hard drives of everything shot by BBC film crews in Russia since the sixties. Not the finished news stories—the rushes. “That’s everything from the Russia bureau for the last fifty years,” Curtis said. “Thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of unedited material.” Where does he think we are headed? >He wants to show how most contemporary societies have given up on unifying narratives, with the result that we are all compulsively disoriented and anxious, managed and overseen by our latter-day imperial administrators in big tech and high finance. Toward the end of the series, Curtis indicates that he thinks that there are two ways we can go from here. One he associates with the work of B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist, who asserted the principle of reinforcement—continual shocks and positive inducements; likes, shares, nudges, and surveillance—as a way of controlling twenty-first-century societies. “China’s already started, and we’ve sort of started,” Curtis said. “You manage people as a mass, by monitoring their behavior, anticipating their needs—because the data, the patterns, time and propinquity can predict what you want.” >The alternative is to present a version of the future that people are willing to believe in once again. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” opens and closes with a quote attributed to the anthropologist David Graeber, who died last year: “The ultimate hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently.” His rosy alternative seems ridiculously naive under current circumstances.
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Bible Hunters (2 episodes; 2013) – a pretty good two-parter about the Bible hunters of the 19th century who were on a quest to find the earliest version of the New Testament. Set out to validate the Bible, they would, ironically, dismantle it in the process instead. As I'm somewhat familiar with the subject this is actually surprisingly in-depth for a general overview and covers all the basics rather well. There's a useless host but he isn't too annoying and speaks to the point at least. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27vpkx
>>1427 Posting here so I don't forget it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bX3F7uTrg >In 1992, a strange and brilliant That's Life researcher with a Skinny Puppy CD embarked upon a career of producing documentaries about how ideas can spark social movements. Adam Curtis believed that 200,000 Guardian readers watching BBC2 could change the world.
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Le scandale Clouzot (2017) A French TV documentary about the career of one my favorite directors, Henri-Georges Clouzot. His persistent ailments as a young man profoundly affected him. He wasn't sure he'd survive and he felt helpless to change his fate. This mindset carried into Clouzot's scripts with characters experiencing body terror, loss of control, and a sense of impending doom. Clouzot began his career working for the Vichy government's Continental Films. After the war he was blacklisted until 1947, even though his previous film Le corbeau was an obvious attack on the snitch culture of the occupation. (It's surprising how the French enthusiastically ratted out their fellow citizens even while their country was ruled a foreign power. The occupation authorities were deluged with more letters than they could possibly read.) This documentary glosses over Clouzot's later life, probably because another documentary L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot covered that period in detail. I would have liked to see more about Clouzot's reaction to the New Wave and his critics within it, as well as his dazzling final film La prisonnière (which is completely ignored here). Link w/o subtitles https://vimeo.com/249521368 alternately you may be able to find Le.Scandale.Clouzot.2017.DOC.FRENCH.720p.BluRay.DD2.0.x264-KINeMA.mkv
Stradivarius - Mysteries of the Supreme Violin (1 episodes; 2014) – a comfy Japanese documentary about Stradivari violins. Not too in-depth, some general information and trying to understand the secret behind their unique sound; but it's a nice short watch. https://rarbgp2p.org/torrent/ma95ydf
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The Teotihuacan Enigma (1 episodes; 2014) – another Japanese documentary, this time around about the then newly discovered tunnel underneath a Teotihuacan pyramid in Mexico, as well as overview on that whole city complex. Similarly light but enjoyable. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1636xz1YK7nUNySdnHT6bVSZu5tnLm0Bq/view
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Zeppelin Terror Attack (1 episode; 2014) – a solid Nova docu about WW1 zeppelin warfare. I didn't even know Germans bombarded London using zeppelins, sounds like something out of science fiction. A lot of mind-boggling inventions went into this whole affair, from sound mirrors to exploding bullets. WW1 just doesn't stop to amaze me. In good Nova fashion everything is demonstrated and replicated. Would very much recommend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzW4258oIyg
Al-Quds, Zahrat Al-Madain AKA Jerusalem, The Flower of All Cities (Ali Siam, 1969) >Produced as part of a cinematic magazine, “The Flower of all Cities” provides a rare example of the work of Palestinian photographer and cinematographer, Hani Jawharieh (1939–1976), one of the founding fathers of Palestinian cinema. Using the sound track, “The Flowers of all Cities,” a famous song by Fairuz, the film presents a harmonious picture of Palestinian civil life in Jerusalem that is disturbed by the Israeli army’s occupation of the city following the 1967 war. Although essentially a propaganda film by the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, the film captures the essence of the period, the way in which Palestinians and Arabs viewed Jerusalem, and their rage at its occupation by the Israeli army. Given recent events, the film continues to hold contemporary relevance. https://vimeo.com/512517726 Given the intense conflict of the past week, I was interested to watch this short recently posted to KG. It's an ~8 minute travelogue to the Holy City as it had recently slipped from Arab control (in one of many crushing defeats for them). Despite the hardship and forced displacement, Palestinian residents were still optimistic about retaking Jerusalem from the Israelis.
On a related note, Killing Gaza (2018) has been made free to watch online. I'm currently downloading so I don't have personal thoughts yet, but director Max Blumenthal (of The Grayzone) is generally good on foreign policy. https://vimeo.com/549520612 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfDMXrcYw2I >n 2014, Israel invaded Gaza after 10 days of aerial bombardment failed to stop Palestinian militants from showering Israeli cities with rockets. The bloody conflict, which lasted for 50 days in July and August, ended in a truce. >Palestinians suffered the highest number of civilian casualties since the Six-Day War in 1967. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8438864/
The Two Thousand Year Old Computer (1 episode; 2012) – a rather exhaustive look into the Antikythera Mechanism for just an hour-long presentation. Pretty good stuff with the most detailed images of the device likely ever put to film and no bullshit fluff. It documents the famous x-ray tomography period when crucial inscriptions were discovered and is a good way to generally familiarize yourself with the subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T1n7RjCMfQ
Lost Treasures of Tibet (1 episode; 2003) – a really chill Nova docu about the restoration of a deteriorating temple in Nepal. It has a nice soothing vibe that works really well with the subject at hand. An interesting clash of cultures happened where the restorers wanted to preserve the current condition of the paintings while the villagers wanted the entire thing repaired to its original state, because to them it's the complete image that is divinely important, not the historical value of antique fragments. It added to that ruminative Indochinese quality. https://vimeo.com/575802503
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Cheating Vegas (3 episodes; 2013) – a pretty interesting series about the most famous attempts at cheating and robbing Las Vegas casinos. All real stories with real footage. Some fascinating stuff you can make movies out of, particularly in the last two episodes. Few stories do seem like something out of Ocean's Eleven, but they actually happened. You gotta be borderline retarded to try and rob Vegas casinos tbh. Ep.1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1wIff85jF4 Ep.2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts70LHeJXU4 Ep.3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEvFvi9QO3Q
Murder on the Victorian Railway (1 episode; 2013) – a decent docu about the first case of train car murder in British history, which was a big case in the 19th century apparently. It's presented in form of a mystery novel of sorts, interwoven with narration about the Victorian society, which was a pretty cool story device and indeed interesting to follow. However, they overdid it with dramatization to a point where this can be considered almost a short film. Not really a fan of wasting time this way but at least it's well made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KKdrsEovR4
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Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams (1 episode; 2013) – an otherwise interesting look into the history of automata if not for the impossibly stuffy and self-important professor host, who takes 20 million years to get the most basic point across and makes a pretty simple narration harder to comprehend. But as always with modern high-end docus, the ability to see every minute detail well filmed in HD – especially with topic at hand – somewhat compensates for that. https://rarbg.to/torrent/fitmsvp
>>1741 Would never have watched this otherwise. Thanks for sharing.
>>1817 No problem, anon.
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Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City (1 episode; 2014) – as the name implies, a documentary about the sunken Egyptian city of Heracleion. Somewhat dull but decently comprehensive and I believe this is the most recent docu on the subject, showing all the latest discoveries, so it's a good starting point to get to know the topic. https://rarbgp2p.org/torrent/i7h84p5
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Last Days in Vietnam (2014) As the Taliban conquers Afghanistan in a matter of days -- to the extreme embarrassment of the bumbling Globohomo Empire -- it's a great opportunity to revisit America's frantic exit from South Vietnam in April 1975. Nominated for an Oscar, this PBS documentary contains a wealth of rarely-seen footage mixed with interviews of relevant American politicos. It tells the story of the US embassy evacuation, the photo that most people think is the embassy evacuation, and a situation where escaping helicopters would land on a carrier and be pushed into the ocean to make room for more helicopters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SpY7kkPAZc https://yewtu.be/watch?v=-SpY7kkPAZc
Blue Eyed (Bertram Verhaag, 1996) Jane Elliott became famous for a 1968 classroom exercise dividing her third graders by blue/brown eye color, then uplifting one group while demeaning the other. Her actions caused genuine conflict between the two groups, intending to confront the all-white class with the reality of racism in America. The documentary finds Elliott decades later running the same type of workshop for adults. Blue eyed people are singled out to be grilled and dehumanized by Elliott, who dominates the room and every personal interaction like a seasoned drill sergeant. No one can resist her will and some participants are brought to tears. I'm mostly interested in the psychological dynamics at play here -- the way a confined group reacts to an antagonistic authority figure. The documentary is completely uncritical of Elliott's methods or motivations, instead sanitizing her character with pleasant interviews from her home and glowing testimonials from former students. Regardless, Elliott is an ugly, contemptible shitlib whose stated commitment to egalitarianism is overshadowed by the perverse thrill she gets from tormenting people she thinks deserve it. The more society adapted her antiracist worldview, the more it has disintegrated. https://ytprivate.com/watch?v=J4WDw_xisio The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats. ― Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow
I remember finding like a 9 hour long docu about WW1 on jewtube five years ago if not more, but I can't find or recall it now. Maybe anyone knows?
>>2155 Nah, it was a modern one.
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>>2159 Here's a newer one https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426688/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMCEK7pJvZg https://ulozto.net/hledej?q=BBC.The.First.World.War >There have been some pretty good documentary series on World War One - like the BBC's '1914-18' and 'The Great War,' which inspired 'The World at War' - but this Channel Four series is the best ever. Unlike almost all of the others it gives you a look at the WORLD war aspect of it, not just focusing on the Western Front or (like most poor US documentaries) on the last year when America was involved, you also see the war in Russia, in Arabia, in Africa to get a real sense of the scale. Unlike 1914-18 it takes a chronological look at the war, but does it in a riveting way: the first episode plays like a thriller, while others are like tragedies. And it doesn't fall in for clichés or easy targets. It dispels a lot of myths along the way (for example, did you know the assassinated Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was anti-militarist and had actually prevented war breaking out several times? I didn't) and holds your attention throughout. And the haunting end title music written by a composer who died in the war is unforgettable.
>>2160 I checked the IMDB ones, I don't think it's there. Maybe it was amateur. I'll find it one day.
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Juris Podnieks' six documentaries are overlooked yet indispensable for what they are as they capture the dying days of the Soviet Union from someone born and raised in it with two of them focusing on his native Latvia. The most famous of these is Krustceļš where the Baltics defied and vied their independence through song and linking hands together around their nation singing folk songs and dressing in national costume. Podnieks and his crew were shot at and beaten during these protests with one member dying during filming.
>>2163 I just checked IMDb and it doesn't mention End of Empire, I'm guessing they skipped it since it could be considered an updated version of "Soviets". Do you know where I can find the Stone of Sisyphus?
>>2163 It's really a shame that Juris died so young, soon after the USSR finally collapsed. His work is phenomenal.
Are there other documentaries that manipulate the audience into believing that a murderer is completely innocent, railroaded by the system? After watching, you may be aghast at the gross miscarriage of justice. But then you research the case to discover that the person is obviously guilty and the filmmakers omitted reams of damning information. My first encounter with this type of documentary was The Staircase, and I'm still not sure about the motivation of the filmmaker. I haven't seen Making a Murderer but apparently it does the same thing. Paradise Lost is fresh in my mind because I just listened to this excellent stream that examines the whole documentary series. https://odysee.com/@Blackpilled:b/satanicpanic:2?t=504 In the late 90s, the series generated a passionate movement of celebritards and proto-redditors who rallied for the innocence of the West Memphis Three, edgy teens who "listened to Metallica" are were thus targeted by their backwards community. Don't pass judgement on people who are different from you, preach the rootless cosmopolitan filmmakers as they proceed to slander a rural southern community. And it gets much worse from there...
Any recs for Herzog documentaries? His older works are pretty good. I like La Soufrière where he goes to a volcanic island that is about to experience an eruption. There the small town is eerily deserted, save for a few souls who have resisted the evacuation order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ3-TGZcwTw https://inv.riverside.rocks/watch?v=QZ3-TGZcwTw
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Citizen Jane, interesting story about urban as cancerous growth. I really like the illustrations they made for the project, not sure who made them though. https://archive.curbed.com/2016/5/4/11505214/jane-jacobs-robert-moses-lomex https://mega.nz/file/9NIEiaQS#BJVVaUVeifDZ-ilDp1uUPLLe7E41UxM9hiV5MOKG4bM
>>2534 >I really like the illustrations they made for the project Most of those pics are from Paul Rudolph, one of the top architects back in the 60s to the 80s, one of the very few who also did brutalism right, i think i wrote about him in the old board regarding that style of architecture style. >urban as cancerous growth Which i find ironic if he was considered an example because he was one of the first contemporary figures to call for massive rethinking of urban systems, namely he called for reforestation and air lungs (small and medium parks dotted in the middle of urban areas) in cities, also one of the first to add tons of greenery in his big projects, proponent of re analyzing the german urbanism doctrine of the late 19th century to its focus on livable, walkable cities. For calling out big corps, and for shamefully being a giant butt stabber in his private life, he was blackballed and ignored in his late years along with some public humiliations like being denied the Pritzker, still he became appreciated elsewhere and pulled some cool projects in East Asia, i think he also did some stuff in the Robocop movie, still i believe there's something else for pissing off jews because some of his iconic buildings in the US which should be landmarks have been demolished in recent years and some of his direct students ignored or blackballed too (William Morgan, Norman Foster)
>>2540 Thanks for sharing! I can tell the natural influence in his work, I got it mixed up because I was quoting this anon >>2531 turns out he was looking for a different docu... That's incredibly sad how his work is being buried, green cities should be the norm
>>2540 That first pic reminded me of the University of Costa Rica, the ''biggest' one in the country, you can't really tell by the pictures but you feel very much in touch with nature, there's even a spot that looks just like that b&w illustration
>>2534 Thanks for posting, even if it's not the documentary the person wanted. I'm interested in Jane Jacobs because my friend had her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Kowloon Walled City in 1987 https://yewtu.be/watch?v=S-rj8m7Ssow
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HAIL COLUMBIA WASP America's Faustian Spirit was still alive for the glorious launch of the first space shuttle in 1981. The country had seemingly recovered from the tumultuous 1970s and was reaching into the cosmos. What is disappointing about this IMAX documentary is the frequency of "non-IMAX" footage. The shuttle did not have an IMAX camera aboard, so all space footage is sourced from NASA's still photographs and their grainy video cameras.
If Adam Curtis started entertaining reactionary ideas, his projects would resemble Every Angel is Terrifying This short video essay is made by tech chameleon Riva Tez, in connection with a planned city project called "Praxis". This video doesn't promote a new city as much as the concepts of vitalism, values and virtue. As with Curtis' work, a major hook of this video is exposing the viewer to secret knowledge unknown to the masses, which is introduced by the stock phrase "If the news is fake, imagine history." The fake history in question is the works of ancient writers like Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, texts that curiously lay undiscovered until several centuries after they died. Can we trust texts discovered closer to our current time than the supposed time of their creation? Admittedly I haven't studied the history of philosophy and I'm not going to dump Seneca's works just yet, but I'm interested to investigate this subject in more detail. At any rate, it's a thoughtful, engaging video that promotes a positive approach toward the future. This format has great propaganda potential and it's not hard to duplicate. You just need a collection of interesting film clips paired with strong, well-written ideas, including some completely unorthodox claims to blow minds. https://inv.riverside.rocks/watch?v=FECyn_sGk4M https://youtube.com/watch?v=FECyn_sGk4M In the course of writing this review I discovered that Riva Tez appears to be one of the high-IQ trannies Steve Sailer has written about -- not quite as trad as it first seemed. But it's interesting how these Silicon Valley types seem to have ample spare time to glean knowledge from old books, a la Curtis Yarvin
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>>2934 >Can we trust texts discovered closer to our current time than the supposed time of their creation? That's one of the factors in the texts of Nag Hammadi and the Dead Sea Scrolls, both discovered more than 1500 years later (aka last century) and the latter being handled by jews with a bias against the content itself. The thing is comparing it to the actions of the people in their eras, sometimes things get easy and past things reference stuff found recently, sometimes things get murky. The content of those texts i mentioned is controversial because it really gives weight into Jesus Christ being much more related to the mystics of Asia in his 20-year gap and the philosophers of Greece than the isolated Son of God in the Levant area that one day returned to get baptized. Religion and possibly the entire western culture of the last millennia would've probably been quite different if those texts had stayed inside The Book, even antagonists like Simon Magus were a massive pain for the church despite his story with the apostles being passed as oral tradition in certain parts of Europe. But that second image is deceptive, indeed we live in a very recent era (in context of the entire known civilization) after the greeks started working these social values and, most importantly, after being able to write them and past them to the next generations. Thing is we live in another very new era, modernism/post-french revolution was a massive event that changed how things usually work, we are talking a paradigm almost on the same level of Jesus and His behavioral teachings coupled with His philosophy contemporaries in Athens, or the fish-guy Oannes who came out the water to teach Sumerians about societal systems. The "evidence found" might be closer to coalburner psyop girl than greek man but perhaps the work was found before the era of changing shit up from ancient feudal order/holy strongman in throne to scientism and new world order, or like some call it the ancien régime. And depending who finds it and how it is presented we can discern part of how they want us to check it aka bias. Still it seems the video does acknowledges this factor anyways, might as well finish it before writing more. >planned city project called "Praxis" Articles about it paint it in two extremes, occultist "tech bros" wanting a state in the mediterrean to gay IT dudes wanting diversity near the beach. Perhaps a video manifesto is their starting step. Pairing tech-centric bros, trannies, Nietzche and planning a city which is not planned but developed over time perhaps the concept itself of the video/project, as a city is build and done by its citizens' practices aka Praxis, citizens move to a different place and can make a similar city but a city lived by a different group becomes a different place, hence planning and incentivizing the practices of a city is planning and incentivizing the practices of a man well then, what is a man!? all these sounds like full-on veiled satanism but admittingly a very interesting idea to entertain, particularly because the work does seem to preach the opposite. >History is fake Quite sweeping, perhaps refocused into a narrative but not quite fake as a whole. Either way finding a really, really old source text almost contemporary to the source event is still a key hence why jews hide the oldest bibles under a bunker if not downright destroyed. Some others have old traces found by accident, some Plato and Aristocrates texts from before 9th century were found in places somewhat foreign to their origins, one in hidden christian gnostic from 2-3th century and the other i think as stuffing paper inside a mummy or something related in Egypt. Very puzzling how and why the creator is a tranny, i end up with that statement: London-born, San Francisco native, she-dude who is a tranny... why? it seems counterpositioned towards the message of natural hierarchy.
>>2948 >>2934 I don't quite understand why certain stoics being fake affects anything today. Maybe I need to watch the video again, but what is the sinister purpose of inventing such a fraud? The lack of heroism and nobility in our current time is not due to an widespread devotion to stoicism. I'm curious who concocted this theory in the first place.
>>2748 Glorious. Thanks Anon!

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