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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) - recount of how holocaust depicted in American movies and on TV.

Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) - At first, I thought this was going to be a documentary about the history of New York Times. It turned out to be how the modern technology is challenging the continue existence of the printed copy of New York Times, or the newspaper as a whole. It has some interesting points, but the presentation was a bit messy.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) - Delightful human documentary story about the man behind the Muppet Elmo, Kevin Clash. You get to go behind the scene into the Muppet world and the world of Kevin Clash.

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- Lenny Bruce Without Tears (1972)
- Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
- Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)
- Without My Daughter (2002)
- Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009) - Documentary about horror movies. Those who like horror movies will love this.
- American Grindhouse (2010) - Documentary about exploitation films.
- Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) - A must for Woody Allen fan
- The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009) - Documentary about the CHarles Manson serial killing
- These Amazing Shadows (2011) - Profiling some films selected for the National Film Registry
- Methadonia (2005) (TV)
- Catching Hell (2011) - Mostly for baseball fans. It is about the 2003 NLCS which a fan interfered with foul ball causing a huge controversy
- "30 for 30" Four Days in October (2010) - About the 2004 ALCS which the Red Sox came back from 3-0 down and win the series
- Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010)

Up the Yangtze (2007)

Up the Yangtze (2007) - Beautiful documentary as life are affected when a dam is being build at Yangtze River while at the same time two adolescents work on a Yangtze river cruise.

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The Compleat Beatles (1982) (V)

Like an abridged version of the Beatles Anthology. Very entertaining for The Beatles fans.

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The Killing of America (1982)

A documentary that chronicles some of the notorious criminal killing up til the shooting of Reagan. Almost served as a gun control film. This is 30 years before the Sandy Hook massacre.

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The American Scream (2012)

A documentary about a few families preparing their home to be a haunting house for neighborhood during the Halloween. Showed mostly how they go about designing the crop-set and doing the make-up. I wish they put more time in pointing out what scares people.

Re: What Documentaries did you see in January 2013?

Re: What Documentaries did you see in January 2013?

Re: What Documentaries did you see in January 2013?

Broken Rainbow (1985) - This documentary is about the government forcing the relocating of the Navajo Indians for industrial purpose in the 70s. This feel more like a campaign film than a documentary. It does goes into some history of the tribe. Interesting, but could have been deeper.

The Panama Deception (1992) - Fascinating documentary exposing the cover up of the reason in the US invasion of Panama to get Noriega.

Searching for Sugar Man (2012) - This documentary is about the Elvis of South Africa, Rodriguez, who is a mysterious American. He is rumored to have committed suicide during his concert. A Southern African fan decided to dig into the mystery of this popular musician whom no one in South Africa knows about except for his music. Very intriguing.

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The Invisible War (2012) - This documentary is about the wide spread rapes in the military, through mostly interviews. It is very unfortunate for this to happen to these women who wanted to serve the country. Many of the cases are covered up. The documentary is like a campaign film to protect these women integrating with the men in military, which is a controversial topic itself that the film doesn't go deep into. It also tried to be politically correct by making sure to include a man and a lesbian as one of the interviewed victims.

How to Survive a Plague (2012) - This documentary gone through the history of AIDS crisis starting in the 80s by focusing on a couple of AIDS activist groups in pushing the government in AID treatment drug research. It used many archived footage. It gave a gist of what had happened in the past few decade.

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) - One small part of "How to Survive a Plague" showed a bunch of people setting up quilts. Each quilt represent one AIDS victim. This documentary profiled some of these victims. Some touching stories. The documentary was during the peak of the AIDS crisis when no treatment available. It would have been more powerful if watched at that time. It may have lost its power over time.

5 Broken Cameras (2011) - This documentary reminded us that whenever there are military conflict, the innocent bystander citizen are the ones who get ruined. The story begins with a birth of the 4th son of a Palestinian farmer, his beginning interest in filming with his new camera, and the Israelite claiming the Palestine lands in the mid 2000s, which into the small village of the farmer. I am surprised that it got the Oscar nomination since it was in the point of view of the Palestinians and making the Israelite looked bad. What ever the two side in the conflict, this is a very powerful documentary about life affected by military conflict in raw footage.

Catfish (2010) - This documentary was recommended by someone because of the recent Manti Te'o incident. "Catfish" is when someone fake an identity online and have an ongoing online relationship with another person. The documentary started out with a director in New York filming about his brother's online relationship with a family in Michigan, which later he and the elder sister of the family got romantically involved. They became suspicious of the family when they found stuff on the internet that discredit the words of the family. So they decided to get to the bottom of the truth about this family. It gotten very suspenseful in the mystery, and I got hooked on it. Though there were claim that this documentary is a setup, it is still very well made.

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Just watched 'Nicky's Family', about a British man, Nicholas Winton, called the British Schindler. He helped get hundreds of mostly Jewish children out of Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. I loved it because he never told anyone what he had done, and if his wife hadn't found an old scrapbook of his, 30 years later, no one would have known about it. Now he's proclaimed as a hero in Czechoslovakia.


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The House I Live In (2012) - Documentary about drug addiction and its social consequence in the past 40 years. Lots of good insights.

Kon-Tiki (1950) - An Oscar winning documentary about an expedition of 6 men trying to show that it is possible that the early people in Polynesia were arrived from the West instead of the East, with a raft. The expedition is the basis of the recent Oscar nominated Best Foreign film with the same name.

Samsara (2011) - Beautiful.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) - Very interesting documentary about a trial of 3 teens accused of killing 3 boys in a cult ritual. The 3 teens is known as West Memphis Three.

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000) - More information about the West Memphis Three case and the growing supporter for the three teens.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011) - Brief overview of the first two movies and what is the latest development. This is a great documentary making.

West of Memphis (2012) - Basically a nutshell of the 3 "Paradise Lost" movies. About 8 hours compressed into about 2 1/2.

Shut Up & Sing (2006) - Documentary about the controversy regarding The Dixie Chicks' statement about President Bush. It felt like a reality show most of the time to promote the group.

Bus 174 (2002) - A documentary about a bus hijack in Brazil, which ties to the social problem of juvenile delinquent and the poorly managed correctional system. It is better than many suspense thriller.

The Imposter (2012) - This documentary falls in the category of "Ripley's Believe or Not". At some point, I really thought this is a mock documentary. The less I say about this, the better you will enjoy this.

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013) - A documentary about the trial against founders of The Pirate Bay for copyright infringement. It should have been very interesting especially with the 3 founders, but something about the approach that did not make it so.

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Room 237 (2012) - A documentary speculates on the interpretation on Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining". Many very interesting observation. One of the most interesting part when the show scenes of the movie when overlaying it with the movie playing backward.

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994) - Fascinating look at the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial, a 20 year old college student at the time.

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000) - Powerful holocaust documentary about Jewish kids in Third Reich controlled nation separated from their parents and adopted by foster parents in Great Britain. The first time I heard of such program in WWII.

The Long Way Home (1997) - A close look at the holocaust survivor after WWII, how they reconnect their world, and the formation of the Israel nation.

Berkeley in the Sixties (1990) - Chronicle the sixties revolution surrounding Berkeley University.

Chronos (1985) - Directed by Ron Fricke, the one who directed Baraka and Samsara. Similar type of movies like the other two, but only 40 minutes. Beautiful scenes from nature and city, speeding up and slowing down.

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012) - All about the James Bond film franchise. Every or Nothing (EON) is the production company of the James Bond movies. Most interesting was about the struggle with the right to film Thunderball and Casino Royale.

The Queen of Versailles (2012) - A documentary started out as about filthy rich people turned out to be rich people trying to adjust to reduced standard of living. It follows a rich family who are living in one of the largest home in US.

Happy (2011) - Instead of looking for way to reduce depression like many psychologists do, this documentary looking for way to increase happiness by examine what is happiness.

400 Years of the Telescope (2009) - Basically a overview of history of Astronomy in about 45 minutes.

911 in Plane Site (2004) (V) - Conspiracy theory stuff like Loose Change.

The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist (2010) (TV Movie) - Recreate the Oklahoma bombing incidence based on the testimony from an interview with Timothy McVeigh. I would have like to hear more from the actual interview instead of bits and pieces.

Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing (2009) (TV Movie) - Business side of Coca-Cola more than the history of it in this one hour CNBC program.

Witness to Jonestown (2008) (TV Movie) - Fascinating documentary about the Jonestown mass suicide with interviewing the survivors.

American Meth (2008) (Video) - Very sloppily done documentary that was meant to alert young people about methamphetamine addiction.

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The Girl Who Became Three Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jmkov0WTD8
Off the grid-Life on the Mesa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8j8C9zrA_I
Deepwater Disaster - BP Oil Spill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U454HFEdRMQ
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGoRXuHiVFo
Good Italy, Bad Italy: Girlfriend in a Coma http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r1ctk
Hidden Heroes of Everest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlmGO47WVxA
Amazing Serial Killer Survival Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKVSNjlSp0
Jeremy Grantham http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12812
3D Printed Guns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DconsfGsXyA
NOVA: Meteor Strike http://video.pbs.org/video/2358778286
The Invisible War (Rape In The US Army) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqaZih-7ZW8&feature=share&list= PL7rbj1JzStiIoUzRPoGnTPpPaQmFeA381
DNA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ET4bbkTm0
The Art of Glitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr0yiOyvas4
Beasts of Burden http://www.vice.com/vice-news/beasts-of-burden-full-length

A man who is protecting his eyes is not fighting. - Miyamoto Musashi

Re: What Documentaries did you see in April 2013?

Horizon: Tomorrow's World http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPk1v7cVyEQ
Girl Model http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQ0A2Vcd7M
Robots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3PHQP_bju0
Interrogating Saddam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dTjj4yNVis
The Illusion of Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxuZnMEcGVY
A Life in Japan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkQAPA2BXY
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines http://video.pbs.org/video/2331042879/

A man who is protecting his eyes is not fighting. - Miyamoto Musashi

Re: What Documentaries did you see in May 2013?

Re: What Documentaries did you see in May 2013?

Cleanflix (2009)
Craigslist Joe (2012)
The Central Park Five (2012)
666 Revealed (2006) (V)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Zeitgeist (2007) (Video)
Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008) (Video)
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
"National Geographic Explorer" Science of Evil (2008)
The Real Rocky (2011) (TV)


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Re: What Documentaries did you see in June 2013?

Taboo The Beginning of Erotic Cinema http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lklBy4zlQt0

A man who is protecting his eyes is not fighting. - Miyamoto Musashi

Re: What Documentaries did you see in July 2013?

Re: What Documentaries did you see in July 2013?

I liked The Penultimate Truth too. I also saw "American Courtesans" on iTunes which was very good. Then watched one on Woody Allen on Google Play. Of course there is Arrested Development which may not be a documentary but was good..

Re: What Documentaries did you see in July 2013?

I saw "A Mathematical Mystery Tour" on NOVA a long time ago. It was one of favorite episodes. Thank you for posting it.


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Re: What Documentaries did you see in July 2013?

You're welcome. Thank you for making this thread.

A man who is protecting his eyes is not fighting. - Miyamoto Musashi

Re: What Documentaries did you see in August 2013?

The Age Of Big Data http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlwhP5JejA&feature=player_embedded
Shadows of Liberty http://trutube.tv/video/7106/Shadows-of-Liberty-Documentary-2013

A man who is protecting his eyes is not fighting. - Miyamoto Musashi

Re: What Documentaries did you see in August 2013?

Paradise Lost 2 & 3
Sicko
BBC Time Team: 1.The Mystery of the Roman Treasure
2.The Mystery of Mine Howe
3.Holy Isle
4.The Guerilla Base of the King



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