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compl3x    6,289

I want to add some docos to my library and I thought I would see what people on here like. I am happy to take suggestions about any topic (history, war, space, nature, etc.) but please no conspiracy stuff. I don't want to watch "documentaries" about the Moon Landing being a Hoax or deranged paranoid theories about 9/11, please.

 

 

Thanks all.

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GotBored    518

Man Vs Wild or Top Gear? Just kidding.

 

National Geographic: Weirdest Planets, Dangerous Companions, Megafactories, Megastructures, Gangs in prison, Cocaine Wars, Taboo Drugs, heaps of others.

 

What topics are you interested in?

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vanx    263

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States was quite captivating when I saw it last year.

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Nick H.    8,829

David Attenborough. If he's narrating, it's an awesome documentary. The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet and Planet Earth are incredible, but there are plenty of others that I've yet to get hold of.

Also, Brian Cox's two series. Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.

Finally, Andrew Marr's History of the World is an interesting take on some important moments in history.

I'm looking forward to hearing other options. I seem to remember making a similar thread a year ago or so. Sadly it didn't get as much attention as I was hoping.

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compl3x    6,289

Cool. My dad also enjoys documentaries. I think he is mostly interested in history.

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nagokod    32

Stare Into The Lights My Pretties (2017) 

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We live in a world of screens. The average adult spends the majority of their waking hours in front of some sort of screen or device. We're enthralled, we're addicted to these machines. How did we get here? Who benefits? What are the cumulative impacts on people, society and the environment? What may come next if this culture is left unchecked, to its end trajectory, and is that what we want? *Stare Into The Lights My Pretties* investigates these questions with an urge to return to the real physical world, to form a critical view of technological escalation driven by rapacious and pervasive corporate interest. Covering themes of addiction, privacy, surveillance, information manipulation, behaviour modification and social control, the film lays the foundations as to why we may feel like we're sleeprunning into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm. Because we are, if we don't seriously avert our eyes to stop this culture from destroying what is left of the real world.

 

Offline Is The New Luxury (2016)

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To be online all the time and everywhere. It sounds great, but it has its drawbacks. As digital networks are closing in, there are fewer places to be really on your own. Being offline is becoming a luxury. Where can you be offline?

 

We are connected to the internet even in our bedrooms. It’s the ambition of companies like Google and Facebook to connect the entire world, so that we can be online all the time and everywhere. Google has sent balloons up into the skies over Sri Lanka to provide the island state with free Wi-Fi for a month. On the ground, more and more devices communicate through the so-called Internet-of-Things.

 

We are going to be ‘glass citizens’ in a transparent house, connected for life to a wireless intravenous drip and traced anywhere via our smartphones. What does it mean? A small but growing group of people is saying goodbye to lifetime connectability. They are researching ways to keep control. What can we learn from them about life in the digital era?

 

With: Paul Frissen (political scientist), Sherry Turkle (psychologist MIT), Evgeny Morozov (internet critic) and Birgitta Jonsdottir (hacker & founder Pirate Party) Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2016.

 

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exotoxic    604

Anything by...

Levison Wood (Travel/Adventure)

Brian Cox (Physics)

Guy Martin (Engineering/Challenges)

Bettany Hughes (History)

 

 

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lissi88    0

A few years ago I watched Senna the movie on the legendary Formula 1 driver Aryton Senna. 

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