Documentary recommendations

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by wezelvis, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. wezelvis

    wezelvis Founders

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  2. Ryan.a85

    Ryan.a85 Founders Staff Member

    Hey Wez,

    Good idea to have a topic for documentary recommendations :)

    Saw the Four Horseman yesterday, great one. I have a few minor critics about it, but nothing significant.
    Will check The Wall Street Code later.

    I could post several documentaries that I like, but they may not be relevant to eMunie people :(
     
  3. wezelvis

    wezelvis Founders


    Glad you liked the Four Horseman Ryan! There were a few things I didn't agree with too, but overall it covered some very interesting territory.

    This is the lounge, so any off-topic documentary recommendations are fine with me :)
     
  4. WarEqualsRacket

    WarEqualsRacket Beta Testers

    if you haven't already, you should check out:
    The Century of the Self (mini documentary series, focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  5. hamiltino

    hamiltino Beta Testers

    Haven't seen these, will check them out.

    Thanks for the links.
     
  6. wezelvis

    wezelvis Founders

    Cool, those sounds interesting! My wife is a psychologist, so I'm sure she'll like them!
    cheers
     
  7. wezelvis

    wezelvis Founders

    My top 5 music documentaries:
    1 - Anvil: The Story of Anvil - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1157605/
    2 - Searching for Sugar Man - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125608/
    3 - A Band Called Death - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2064713/
    4 - Something from Nothing: The art of Rap - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062996/
    5 - Lemmy - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1236472/

    These are all great films about 'musicians' and why they do they what they do, and I enjoyed them for the stories about the people even though I'm not a fan of all the music genres.

    My all time favourite music film is 'This is Spinal Tap' but as it's fictional (comedy) it 's usually classed as a mockumentary.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/
     
  8. Ryan.a85

    Ryan.a85 Founders Staff Member

  9. Krabby

    Krabby Beta Testers

    Thanks for this, really moving for me.
     
  10. WarEqualsRacket

    WarEqualsRacket Beta Testers

    Thought i'd peak in and recommend my favourite John Pilger Documentaries.

    The War on Democracy
    shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region, explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.

    The New Rulers Of The World
    analyses the new global economy, turns the spotlight on the multinationals and the governments and institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation, and shows how the west has increased its stranglehold on poor countries by using the might of these powerful financial institutions to control their economies

    The War You Don't See
    investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield.
     
  11. Ryan.a85

    Ryan.a85 Founders Staff Member

  12. wingspan

    wingspan Freedom Flyer

    Why privacy matters

    TEDGlobal 2014 · 20:37 · Filmed Oct 2014

    This TED Talk with a Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald does a great job arguing for privacy (by extension: eMunie):
    https://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters

    tl;dr: It is wrong to simplistically think "only bad people need privacy".
     
  13. Rickard

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