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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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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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