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#61 of 78 Old 09-29-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Consuming Kids looks worthwhile, I find it very bothersome when grocery shopping and most of the junky foods are aimed at kids with character themes. I even noticed some organic brands jumping on the trend.
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[QUOTE=GranoLLLy-girl;15884172]I heard an interview with the filmmakers of The Cove on NPR and after hearing that and being unable to stop crying, I knew that I could never watch that. I know I never will."

I felt the same way, after seeing the previews- and I have waited half a year to watch it, but I feel now that it is Very Important that everyone sees this, because it is truly one of the most pressing animal rights and environmental causes of our time. I don't watch scary films, I don't watch a lot of stuff that I know will upset me, but this is real, this is important, and it needs to be shown to as many people as possible- because it is literally unimaginable. The lengths that these people went to, risking their lives to make this film, is also unbelievable.

I believe that if all of us mothers band together (and get our non-AP mom friends on board)- to boycott Sea World and to protest dolphin captivity all at once, we can change this mindless slaughter.

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I heard an interview with the filmmakers of The Cove on NPR and after hearing that and being unable to stop crying, I knew that I could never watch that. I know I never will."

I felt the same way, after seeing the previews- and I have waited half a year to watch it, but I feel now that it is Very Important that everyone sees this, because it is truly one of the most pressing animal rights and environmental causes of our time. I don't watch scary films, I don't watch a lot of stuff that I know will upset me, but this is real, this is important, and it needs to be shown to as many people as possible- because it is literally unimaginable. The lengths that these people went to, risking their lives to make this film, is also unbelievable.

I believe that if all of us mothers band together (and get our non-AP mom friends on board)- to boycott Sea World and to protest dolphin captivity all at once, we can change this mindless slaughter.
I think I'm going to make this the very next documentary DH and I watch!
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http://www.linktv.org/cinemondo there's a bunch of great documentaries here.

one of my favourites (though maybe fav is not the right word is) to see if i am smiling

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I also just saw Babies which was sweet, sweet, sweet! Hightly recommended and for the whole family.

Many years ago I saw a film called Koyaanisqatsi which mixed scenes from nature and city life, put to music/chanting. The images were timed delayed or sped up. The music was the type that help put you in a beta state LOL

The native american term Koyaanisqatsi means "life out of balance". The mixture of nature and urban scenes show this to audience. There is not talking or voice over. Very fascinating movie! Trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ

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There are so many good documentaries here! Some that I don't believe I've seen mentioned are:

Capitalism: A Love Story
Roger & Me
Sicko
What the Bleep do we Know?
Paris is Burning

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There are so many here listed that I LOVE

BUT

I have yet to see, 180 South listed and I really enjoyed that one a lot.

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I really liked "Supersize Me" and "The Business of Being Born". "Food Inc." is honestly the scariest movie I have ever seen, because it's real, but it was very well done. My husband and I just got done watching HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" and LOVED it! Most of the episodes were good, a few were not very well done, but for the most part we thought it was really informative and entertaining.

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One I didn't see:

Man on Wire about Phillip Petit's unauthorized highwire walk between the Twin Towers when they were first built. DH and I were on the edges of our seat as we watched!
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I love this website because it provides a huge list of documentaries that you can watch for free online (though not all of them are free). I have it bookmarked.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/

One of the ones I liked was about the Westboro Baptist Church called the "the Most hated family in america". This is the fringe cult-ish group that pickets soldiers' funerals and says horrible, awful things about homosexuals, the military, the government and basically anyone who is not them. It might be tough to watch, but it was enlightening.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-m...ly-in-america/
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Recommended to me on another thread of mine a while back:

 

"A Diet For ALL Reasons" by Dr Michael Klaper
"Eating" 

 

BBC's The Future of Food (3-part special)

Earthlings ***
Food Inc
Food Matters ***
Future Of Food (American feature-length film)
I Am An Animal - The Ingrid Newkirk Story
King Corn
Processed People Interviews
Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes
Supersize Me
The Beautiful Truth - Gerson Cancer Cure
The Witness

Forks Over Knives

 

I'm bumping this thread, as some time has passed and new documentaries have come out. Feel free to add your favorites to this thread. lurk.gif

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I really enjoyed "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virgina".


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I'm happy to see this thread as I love documentaries. Harlan County USA has been mentioned on here, but just wanted to say that this is a MUST SEE. Absolutely riveting doc about a miner strike in the 70s.

 

I don't think I saw Spellbound mentioned. It's about kids preparing for the National Spelling Bee.


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A Noble Lie: The first feature length documentary to examine the Oklahoma City bombing in the light of new and suppressed evidence that proves the official story to be false and that Timothy McVeigh was not the sole perpetrator on that terrible April 19th, 1995.

 

Yep, the official story is untrue. Watch this to see what really happened.

http://archive.org/details/scm-22598-anoblelie-part1of2

http://archive.org/details/scm-22602-anoblelie-part2of2

 

Also :

Why In The World Are They Spraying?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEfJO0-cTis

 

These may not be your average documentaries, but if you give them a chance, you might be surprised!

 

If you're ready for the toughest one of all, my personal favorite:

9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW6mJOqRDI4

 the "New 9/11 truth documentary among 'most watched' on PBS this week".... Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/332051#ixzz262fYEx1R


 
 
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If you want stuff from around the world on various issues, Aljazeera's Witness is a fantastic documentary/investigative journalism program that covers in depth one issue/story at a time.  Really good stuff.  

 

Here is a link to have a looksy: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/  

 

Amazing stories from parts of the world that hardly get covered in such an intimate way.

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More recent documentaries:

 

- Eating Animals (currently in production, but they recently filmed at the farm where I buy my poultry, so it is at the top of my list!)

- Being Elmo (about the puppeteer who created Elmo)

- Pearl Jam Twenty

- Waste Land

- Forks Over Knives

- Life in A Day (haven't seen this yet, but have heard good things)

- Hell and Back Again
 


 

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A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995

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