Documentary thread

Inside Job, a film/documentary about the financial collapse in 2008.

It shows the history before the collapse, what happened and how little has changed really.

What surprised me was Clinton's administration being not much different to a Republican administration re: Wall street.

A must for conspiracy theorists - you were right all along.
Sometimes I watch things just to take my mind off other things and maybe put some perspective. I live in Canada so, watching this footage in Syria made me wonder how many luxuries in comparison. Like, my country is not devastated and I can freely bitch over internet science forums.

The documentary is not gruesome like some. I saw one where a young Syrian teen had his innards hanging out and turned off.

One documentary that I thought was both morbid and inspirational at the same time was

I've read that starvation is one of the most painful was to die so imagine committing suicide by fasting. It reminded me of the dude supposedly holding his hand in the fire

The willpower to do such a thing...
Thought Crimes - The Case Of The Cannibal Cop 2015

Everyone should watch this documentary. It didn't really affect me personally as my fetish is watching creepy documentaries but if you use the internet it's a must see.

The court case of a cop who chatted about kidnapping and cooking women on a fetish site.
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Interesting character story. Only got to try real 'shine once, back in '78. I know it came from that area, but cant say it was popcorns brew. The person who shared some with me made a trip back home once a year to visit relatives and brought back a jug each time; doling out sips to friends until the next trip. I would love to have a jug of my own to treat friends too.
On other boards I've received unnerving private messages of which I don't respond... Anyway, if you have interweb you might like to see this:

Thomas Montgomery, a married father of two young daughters, gets seduced by the world of online gambling and chat rooms where a virtual romance and sexual obsession ultimately leads to the murder of an innocent man.
Simply Complicated
Demi Lovato Auto Biography
"Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated - Official Documentary"
Documentary by Demi, about Demi coming to grips(Finaly being diagnosed & starting treatment) with Bi-Polar Disorder & how Demi was Self Medicating to a point of Addiction & battling the mania & Depresion
i rate it a MUST WATCH.

Concussion (highly recomended must watch if you have kids in sports)
Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports drama film directed and written by Peter Landesman, based on the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas, published in 2009 by GQ magazine.[5] Set in 2002, the film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who fights against the National Football League trying to suppress his research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain degeneration suffered by professional football players. It also stars Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Albert Brooks.

The film premiered at AFI Fest on November 11, 2015 and was released by Columbia Pictures on December 25, 2015.
wills acting is worth an official note.
I've only really just heard about this guy, maybe others merely have too. From National Geographic channel.

Share a brain and see out of each other's eyes?
Swimming in Auschwitz - this is a really moving documentary about six women who share their experiences during the Holocaust. Their stories are heart breaking, yet inspiring. I've watched quite a few Holocaust movies but I came away learning things that I had no idea went on.

I Love You, Now Die - The Commonwealth vs Michelle Carter

This story is about an 18 year old who took his life, largely due to the overwhelming encouragement of his then girlfriend, Michelle Carter. Yes, he was struggling with ongoing depression, but this documentary will fill in the gaps that you didn't know about, that led up to his death. I had heard about this story, but only in bits and pieces, so it goes to show that until you know all the facts of a case, you simply can't make a judgement.

I've only really just heard about this guy, maybe others merely have too. From National Geographic channel.

The historical study of Carthage is problematic. Few primary sources are available, so most of the history of Carthage was written by her enemies, both Greek and Roman.
The following is a documentary that literally had me slobbering and in of the most touching stories one can imagine.
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
Another that I have mentioned previously [either here or elsewhere] is the award winning doco called "Chasing Ice" Some incredible scenery along with a disturbing message...
Another incredible doco along with the previous two is called "BlackFish" on Orcas in captivity....again awe inspiring...

All three I urge people to watch...probably the three most inspiring docos I have ever seen and all on dvd.