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Documentaries recommended by the CM community

People have been providing various references to interesting documentary movies related to the topics discussed on this site through out the various forum topics here. I recently happened to watch two such documentaries and wanted to recommend it for any new CM visitor interested in watching more such topics (both for themselves and for spreading awareness to their friends).

I also realized there are a whole lot of documentaries that are very interesting but I probably won't have the time to watch them. Put it another way, if people are willing to review, it would help us all overall in deciding which ones to watch.

Here's my three recommendations to begin with:

"What a way to go: Life at the end of the Empire" - http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com/

"End of suburbia" - http://www.endofsuburbia.com/

"A Crude Awakening" a.k.a. "Oil Crash Movie" - http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/

What are your recommendations?

 

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Re: Documentaries recommended by the CM community

I would add to this list:

 - "Money as debt", animated video by Paul Grignon: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9050474362583451279  or www.moneyasdebt.net/

 - "The story of stuff", with Annie Leonard: www.storyofstuff.com/

 - "Ecological Economics FAQs" from Gund Institute: http://metacourses.org/ecologicaleconomics/resources/ecological_economics_faqs/

 - "Heat" from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat/

 

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I would add `power of community` - about post- Iron curtain Cuba, who seemed to make all the right moves after the oil supply abruptly ran out:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-66172489666918336

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Re: Documentaries recommended by the CM community

-Zeitgeist

-Zeitgeist Addendum

-A Crude Awakening

-Story of Stuff

-Global Gardener Series

-What a Way to Go

-Gardening Australia

-The Power of Community

 

-Hyperspace (okay these are frivolous; but I like them a lot Embarassed)

-Magnetic Storm

-Elegant Universe

-All IMAX films

 

-Walmart

-Iraq For Sale

 

 

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Re: The Corporation
Hi Sunson,
this is one film that really hits the message home for myself, and for many of the people I've spoken to about it.
Thankyou for putting up this thread!!!
I'll see what else I can add from my vaults...
Best,
Paul

WINNER OF 26 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS! 10 Audience Choice Awards including the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=192012118972057552&ei=OqqRSaiyC5-G_AGamrSACg&q=the+corporation  

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Re: Documentaries recommended by the CM community

I liked, "The Corporation", as well.

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"The Great Dance"

 A couple of filmmakers hang out with some african tribesmen who are quite traditional. It really sets the standard for community, connection to the land, and sustainability.

Its hard to find, but well worth the watch.

 

Peace, Liam 

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Re: The End Of America...

A thought provoking film that I recommend you watching through :-

(Film Documentary) The End Of America

 http://www.viddler.com/explore/endgamenow/videos/164/

(Talk By) Niomi Wolf - The End Of America 

The Actual Film Website

http://www.endofamericamovie.com/

Best,

Paul

 

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Re: The Trap - Adam Curtis

Mind blowing documentary piece by the master Adam Curtis that will hold you on the edge of your seat throughout... 

The Trap - Part 1 - Fu£k You Buddy!

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=the+trap+part+1+of+3&emb=0&aq=f#

The Trap - Part 2 - The Lonely Robot

http://www.livevideo.com/video/kahlanamnell/55E901413AFD4DD18F3366E0F8262DA6/the-trap-the-lonely-robot-2-3.aspx

The Trap - Part 3 - What Happened To Our Dreams Of Freedom

http://www.livevideo.com/video/kahlanamnell/55E901413AFD4DD18F3366E0F8262DA6/the-trap-the-lonely-robot-2-3.aspx

Adam Curtis - (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curtis

Best,

Paul

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Re: Freedom To Fascism

Aaron Russo's film on the 1913 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, that was ratified (allegedly), authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income taxes.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=freedom+to+fascism+full&www_google_domain=www.google.com&emb=0&aq=0&oq=freedom+to+fascism#

America:Freedom To Fascism (Wikipedia)

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America:_Freedom_to_Fascism

Aaron Russo (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Russo

Best,

Paul

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Re: The End Of Suburbia

The End Of Suburbia (Documentary)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6478590936988054561&ei=x8C8ScDGFZzE2wLdvNjOAQ&q=the+end+of+suburbia

The End Of Suburbia (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_end_of_suburbia

"End of suburbia" - Official Website

http://www.endofsuburbia.com/

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Re: A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash (2007)

A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash (Film 2007)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-665674869982904386&ei=VsK8SfruNJWG2wKRnNHFAQ&q=A+crude+awakening

A Crude Awakening (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_crude_awakening

A Crude Awakening - Oil Crash Movie - Official Website

http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/

Best,

Paul 

 

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Guys, the list has been amazing thus far! Over the weekend, I've watched the following:

- Power of Community - How cuba survived Peak Oil (I think it should have been called 'an oil crisis' than'peak oil')

-  Zeitgeist - liked it, but felt its biased at a few intervals. Do agree with it for most parts. I think it fails to address the animal  nature of the human being and instead just finds fault with religion. I say, religion is a symptom of a fundamental fault in the human mind!

- The Corporation - "Awesome" is a perfect one word review for this movie. Unbiased, well told story.

- The End of Suburbia - good one. But sorta beats the same bush over and over again.

I'm also (torrent :) ) downloading another movie by name "Flow - for the love of water". Yet to see :)

VanityFox - thanks a lot for all the recommendations! But please do see what others have recommended before you repeat recommend the same. Of course, it would be awesome to hear your views on these movies. That's what a forum is for, afterall :)

 

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Re: Documentaries recommended by the CM community

Sunson,

I'm, sorry, but I've been reviewing films and creating threads for them for months and figured others deserved their own voice on your thread instead. If you were to dig around more on CM.com, you'll find more than this; this being about a third of what you'll find in total, with other threads equal to yours, started months ago when the site was smaller. Every time I see a new thread like this, I add what has been before, for those new faces that are so entranced by what present threads can offer and think little of hunting into the past by simply writing the word 'film' or 'documentary' into the 'search' box in the top right hand corner of this thread page.

I want the best this site can possibly offer but, ordinarily, a thread never quite ends in the light from which it began...

Best,

Paul

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/adam-curtis-trap/13398

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/important-films-books-or-internet-pages-we-all-should-study-add-your-own/7450

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/fuel-film/14615

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/most-important-video-youll-ever-see/12935

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/statism-dead/12560

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/how-it-all-ends/13172

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/what-nightmare/13623

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Hi All,

Glad I found this link, as I threw out my TV some time ago and do enjoy good documentaries.

Further additions:

Money As Debt II (Promises Unleashed):

(found this one even easier than the first in explaining the non sustainability of fiat, debt-based money)

 

Also from Adam Curtis of the BBC and, “The Trap” doc. (previously recommended):

The Century of Self:

Part 1: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8953172273825999151

Part 2: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-678466363224520614&hl=en

Part 3: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6111922724894802811&hl=en

Part 4: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1122532358497501036&hl=en

 

From award-winning director, John Pilger, “War on Democracy”

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-3739500579629840148&ei=qfTBSvjJG...

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Quite a while ago, I watched "End of suburbia", really enjoyed it.  Since then, I'd been watching for the sequel "return to suburbia"- (or something like that).  Seems impossible to find, does anyone know how a person could get a copy?

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Wow . . . I don't know how I missed this thread . . . It's great to have so much material in one spot . . . Thank you, all!

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I think you're looking for Escape from Suburbia. I saw it on Netflix, thru their "Watch it Now" feature.  It's not nearly as good as the first one, but still worth a watch!

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so these are some that come to mind: the last presentation by nassim haramein blew me away it's eight hours long but well worth it.

 

aaron russo's  freedom to fascism

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173#

loose change

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7866929448192753501&ei=tlPCSqDJG...

nassim haramein: this guy is amazing. very interesting. he explains his " unified field theory"

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6151699791256390335&ei=ZVTCStfUE...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1895475242307393956&ei=ZVTCStfU...

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A fantastic doumentary!!!

The Union: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-9077214414651731007&ei=DEbDSoWZB...

This is the history of hemp and marijuana in North America. I learned that at one time, hemp was the largest cultivated crop on the face of the earth. There are over 4,000 commercial uses for hemp (durable clothing, ropes, etc), and this fast growing plant requires no commercial chemical fertilizers to grow. The doc. also covers its suppression by the Pharmaceutical lobby and covers the bogus testing done under the Nixon administration. It finally covers why it is such big business today and who is really making the money from it. Worth a watch.

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One movie I recommend people watch is A Crude Awakening.  You can see it here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-665674869982904386&ei=3WDDSuKyPIW0qwLWve3rBg&q=a+crude+awakening#

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Although it's not focused on in the crash course, some posters here may like to see these series of videos called "Climate Denial Crock of the Week".  Here's one of them and you can see the others by following the links on the page.

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There is a facebook group that houses a very similar collection of documentaries, many have been mentioned here already.  I have been slowly working my way through them.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=210908&id=686275170&l=d506b12652

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=219981&id=686275170&l=1f27c1ef7b

My blog (econcell.blogspot.com) links to the documentaries I've seen.

Off the top of my head, I would recommend:

The Money Masters

The Commanding Heights

Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices

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Thanks wasatchmermaid ...  I guess I was thinking of "witch mountain"...LOL

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The Zeitgeist Movement Orientation Presentation

None on this forum would state we live in an ideal utopia, or say that mankind could even create an ideal utopia. Yet I believe most would hope that our need to adapt to a different philosophy and work ideal is more than long over due. I neither believe every person who views this film below will withdraw from watching without some strength to question areas of it that are weak. It's strength and ideal are, at least compelling, deserving of an open mind, with time given to reflect upon it fully before open comment ...

Best,

Paul

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The zeitgeist orientation makes a lot of sense and has key points, and I am in favor of the Venus Project, but society is not there mentally.  

ZeitGeist III october 2010.  I believe it touch on the subject of human nature and behavior and then some. 

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Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. The movie was released simultaneously on June 5, 2009 in cinemas across the globe, on DVD, Blu-ray, television, and on YouTube. Opening in 181 countries, the film broke the world record for the largest film release in history. The film was financed by PPR, a French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands, as part of their PR strategy.

The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.

The first 15 minutes include footage of the beginning of the natural world, starting with single-celled algae developing at the edges of volcanic springs. By showing algae's essential role in the evolution of photosynthesis, it also explores the innumerable species of plants which all have their origins in this one-celled life form.

In the rest of the first hour of the film, the documentary takes on a more human-oriented focus, showing the agricultural revolution and its impacts, before moving on to talk about the harnessing of oil, leading to fire, industry, cities and inequality gaps like never before. It portrays the current predicament regarding cattle ranches, deforestation, food and water shortages, the use of non-renewable "fossil water", the over-quarrying crisis and the shortage of energy, namely electricity. Cities such as New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Shenzhen, Mumbai, Tokyo and Dubai are used as examples of the mismanagement and wastage of energy, water and food. The recession of marshlands and glaciers are shown in vast aerial shots of Antarctica, The North Pole and Africa, while mass emigration and refugee counts are shown currently and forecast in the event that these events remains unchanged.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_(2009_film)

Best,

Paul

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Santa's workshop- the China machine

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6733564947664645042&q=santas+wo...

Strong shades of "Walmart- the high cost of low prices" but with emphasis on China.

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The Fall of the Republic - The Presidency Of Barack H Obama is an excellent primer on how things are really run.  Behind the red, white and blue curtain lurks the corruption and deceit of the international banking cartel.  The film is an equal opportunity expose, both the dems and repubs are controlled by the same puppet masters.

Link for all parts of the film

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YES!!! I just finished FALL OF THE REPUBLIC.  Very Very Very POWERFUL!!!  

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Another fairly recent one:

http://www.dainsmoviereviews.com/2009/11/end-of-poverty-documentary-revi...

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