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NFT: Good documentary recs

mattlawson : 3/14/2017 7:18 pm
Any recent selections come to mind?
just watched 'Cries from Syria'  
John in Loudoun : 3/14/2017 7:30 pm : link
Documenting the civil war and it's impact on the civilians. I couldn't fall asleep after so be mindful of that. I thought it was very well done.
"The Barkley Run" on Netflix  
BigBlue2112 : 3/14/2017 7:54 pm : link
Really entertaining. Highly recommended
Cries from Syria  
bc4life : 3/14/2017 7:59 pm : link
Informative and unflinching
Not sure if you'd consider this a documentary but  
Steve L : 3/14/2017 8:27 pm : link
I'm four episodes into Planet Earth II on BBC America and it's fascinating.
Just caught a truly bizarre doc called Tickle.  
j_rud : 3/14/2017 8:29 pm : link
One of those really good docs that start as one thing and ends up going down the rabbit hole to become something completely different. I'm not even sure how to describe it so I'll just post the description that's online...

"A journalist intends to document an international tickling competition for kicks. Instead, he finds a bizarre and even threatening world created by a bully with deep pockets."

Yeah, you read that right. "Tickling competition"...
It's not new, but Meru was great.  
yatqb : 3/14/2017 8:33 pm : link
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White helmets and 13th  
Canton : 3/14/2017 8:35 pm : link
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crys from Syria was very sobering  
gtt350 : 3/14/2017 8:37 pm : link
terrible situation.
Ice Guardians  
pjcas18 : 3/14/2017 8:40 pm : link
if you can find it
66 Days  
weeg in the bronx : 3/14/2017 8:49 pm : link
Happy St Patricks Day
O.J.: Made in America  
Eli2Plax1017 : 3/14/2017 9:18 pm : link
If you haven't watched it yet, stop what you're doing right now and watch it.

Then when you're done, The Search for General Tso is a nice little gem
Beware the Slenderman  
Jim in Hoboken : 3/14/2017 9:39 pm : link
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I 2nd  
BlueinRoch : 3/14/2017 11:11 pm : link
The Barkley Run.
























Blow  
DennyInDenville : 3/14/2017 11:20 pm : link
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If you love dogs, then NOVA's Dogs Decoded is a must-see.  
Klaatu : 3/15/2017 8:16 am : link
Fascinating stuff. it used to be available for free at PBS.org, but I don't think it is anymore.
Link - ( New Window )
White Helmets  
Ron Johnson 30 : 3/15/2017 8:50 am : link
And the Warren Buffett history are very good.
I'm a big Michael More fan  
Sarcastic Sam : 3/15/2017 9:18 am : link
Bowling for concubines
Roger in me
Fahrenheit 6911
Sicko
"Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane"  
Maryland Giant : 3/15/2017 9:41 am : link
Brutally sad story about the 2009 Taconic State Parkway accident automobile accident that killed 8. This story takes you down a sad road. The film starts off with two views of who the young mom is that was the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. Is she a reckless drunk? Is she a loving, responsible wife/mom? Perhaps both?

The story is gut-wrenching, the impact on so many is life-altering, and the search for truth is frustrating.

Very well done documentary.
Welcome to Leith  
RobCarpenter : 3/15/2017 12:22 pm : link
Really interesting.

Also, anyone who likes Michael Moore's films needs to see
Manufacturing Dissent -- it's not a hack job as it is done by two Canadians who started out admiring Moore.
Tickled.  
BrettNYG10 : 3/15/2017 1:07 pm : link
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GDI, j_rud beat me to it.  
BrettNYG10 : 3/15/2017 1:08 pm : link
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As we near the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War...  
Milton : 3/15/2017 1:29 pm : link
Here's a really well-done documentary on the lead up to the war and the war itself. It covers it from a variety of viewpoints with lots of fascinating interviews.
Six Days in June - ( New Window )
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djm : 3/15/2017 1:54 pm : link
In comment 13393690 Maryland Giant said:
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Brutally sad story about the 2009 Taconic State Parkway accident automobile accident that killed 8. This story takes you down a sad road. The film starts off with two views of who the young mom is that was the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. Is she a reckless drunk? Is she a loving, responsible wife/mom? Perhaps both?

The story is gut-wrenching, the impact on so many is life-altering, and the search for truth is frustrating.

Very well done documentary.


I remember when this happened. I thought of watching the DOC but decided against it. The story is as terrible as one can imagine. I might have to watch it.
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Go Terps : 3/15/2017 2:09 pm : link
"Touching the Void"
"Last Days in Vietnam"

Also, one of the best things I've ever seen on TV was Frontline's "The Man Who Knew" (link below) about John O'Neill, the FBI, and years that led to 9/11.
Link - ( New Window )
Caught a NOVA about human migration out of Africa  
Cam in MO : 3/15/2017 2:13 pm : link
to just about every part of the globe. It was fantastic.

Great Human Odyssey

It's on Netflix


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26.2 : 3/15/2017 2:28 pm : link
If you have Amazon, you can stream the Steve Gleason (the former NO Saint who was diagnosed with ALS) documentary. Its really good but you'll cry a little. If you don't then you're probably a monster.
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