The Documentaries Thread

I have recently gotten into a documentaries watching kick, and so I was excited to discover this thread. I just saw this sad documentary, about men desperate to provide for their families, and get ahead, and those in the organ trade who prey upon them. The film will really make you count your blessings as a citizen of a first world nation.

 

Thomas More

Crow
Protestant
I will recommend everyone to watch this documentary. It will teach you alot about the African Culture.

I've seen the clip before from the end, where the Chinese guy dogs the way the Africans failed to keep up the railways that Europeans built there 80 years before. However, I didn't realize this is also the guy from the "It's all so tiresome" meme!
 

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
Fantastic Fungi (2019) is an interesting look at mushrooms and fungus, their important role in the world, and their incredible benefits to mankind (penicillin, and there are several fungi that have shown to kill viruses and even cancer). I was familiar with several of the people featured in it already (Dr Andrew Weil has been a health guru for years, and bridged the connection between mainstream medicine and alternative health (former Time Magazine health editor), and Michael Pollan wrote the Omnivore's Dilemma.

I'm going to pick up a shroom supplement for immune health to keep me safe from all the covid vax shedders.

 

KiwiInBudapest

Robin
Protestant

KGB Colonel Poisoned: Who Killed Alexander Litvinenko? (True Crime Documentary) | Real Stories​




I think this was a great documentary and it gives insight into Putin's regime. I think I've had a bit of a romanticized view of him since he is opposed to globohomo so watching this documentary gave more of a nuanced view. Pretty brutal that Litvinenkos murder got a place in the parlament to be immune from prosecution.





 

Good_Shepherd

Woodpecker
Orthodox Catechumen


Must watch, tAINTed Heros is about Nelson Mandela, the ANC and South Africa, so everyone know Nelson Mandela but nothing bad is ever said about him or the ANC on an international level, so in this documentary they interview actual people and share actual video clips of things nobody ever talks about, even in public education in South Africa we were never taught these things, example: A charhe of murser was laid againsy Nelson Mandela when he ordered the ANC to shoot and open fire with AK47's on the black opposition party the IFP killing 19 black people. Its a quick history lesson of South Africa and apparently some overseas countries are now using this documentary in their universities
 

Good_Shepherd

Woodpecker
Orthodox Catechumen


Must watch, tAINTed Heros is about Nelson Mandela, the ANC and South Africa, so everyone know Nelson Mandela but nothing bad is ever said about him or the ANC on an international level, so in this documentary they interview actual people and share actual video clips of things nobody ever talks about, even in public education in South Africa we were never taught these things, example: A charhe of murser was laid againsy Nelson Mandela when he ordered the ANC to shoot and open fire with AK47's on the black opposition party the IFP killing 19 black people. Its a quick history lesson of South Africa and apparently some overseas countries are now using this documentary in their universities

Excuse my bad spelling I was educated in South African public schools
 

Good_Shepherd

Woodpecker
Orthodox Catechumen
@Good_Shepherd Youtube wants me to verify my identity before watching ie keep a blacklist of evil videos that I watch. Can you post a link that doesn't require this? I don't see it on odysee.
I watched it on youtube I dont know of anywhere else to watch it, maybe use a VPN and another account under a different name if you concerned. Dont worry its not a porn movie you have nothing to be ashamed of watching
 

Adrian

 
Banned
Orthodox Catechumen
One I watched recently but from 2000

Wet House is the name for a homeless centre where 'guests' can continue to drink which is a strict no-no in any usual shelter. The idea behind it is to get vulnerable alcoholics off the streets and provide a safe environment where they can do what they would normally do. In this case that's to drink as many cans of 'super-strength' lager (beer) as they can before the pass out of have a seizure or die. Companies make this drink specifically for this market, and of course it goes completely under the radar of the media presumably because (((advertising))). Literally no one else drinks this stuff. As someone I knew who worked with them said: drinking super stregth beer and cider is like pressing fast-forward on the aging process. People in their early 30s look like theyre in their late 50s

I've worked briefly in places like this, many years ago. and I can tell you the one thing that isn't conveyed in this doc, which may not cross your mind, is the absolute stench of stale urine which pervades the place, it would make you retch; many of these people are incontinent. Anything you sit on is likely to be affected. On top of this the hot meals served makes you associate the smell of food with it, a horrible combo

This probably needs subtitles for non british viewers. Most of the guests here, a fair representation of the London homeless, are Scottish or Irish with some northerners (English) thrown in - living in London for many years. I think the reality is that many homeless alcoholics, those not from deeply troubled family history's, were rural folk who came to London in the 50s and 60s to find work and ended up kind of trapped in their lifestyle and finally reached a point where they were too ashamed to return home, a failure with a drink problem and no family.

Glue sniffing = huffing

Edit: I meant also to say that seeing this from a spiritual perspective the demonic element is powerful, these folk opened a door unwittingly and demons entered them, you can almost see them in their facial contortions

 
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Thomas More

Crow
Protestant
One I watched recently but from 2000

Wet House is the name for a homeless centre where 'guests' can continue to drink which is a strict no-no in any usual shelter. The idea behind it is to get vulnerable alcoholics off the streets and provide a safe environment where they can do what they would normally do. In this case that's to drink as many cans of 'super-strength' lager (beer) as they can before the pass out of have a seizure or die. Companies make this drink specifically for this market, and of course it goes completely under the radar of the media presumably because (((advertising))). Literally no one else drinks this stuff. As someone I knew who worked with them said: drinking super stregth beer and cider is like pressing fast-forward on the aging process. People in their early 30s look like theyre in their late 50s

I've worked briefly in places like this, many years ago. and I can tell you the one thing that isn't conveyed in this doc, which may not cross your mind, is the absolute stench of stale urine which pervades the place, it would make you retch; many of these people are incontinent. Anything you sit on is likely to be affected. On top of this the hot meals served makes you associate the smell of food with it, a horrible combo

This probably needs subtitles for non british viewers. Most of the guests here, a fair representation of the London homeless, are Scottish or Irish with some northerners (English) thrown in - living in London for many years. I think the reality is that many homeless alcoholics, those not from deeply troubled family history's, were rural folk who came to London in the 50s and 60s to find work and ended up kind of trapped in their lifestyle and finally reached a point where they were too ashamed to return home, a failure with a drink problem and no family.

Glue sniffing = huffing

Edit: I meant also to say that seeing this from a spiritual perspective the demonic element is powerful, these folk opened a door unwittingly and demons entered them, you can almost see them in their facial contortions


This looks terrible, but I know that many homeless stay on the street because they can't drink in shelters.

It's a wonder to me if they don't have problems with fighting, and residents tearing things up. You mentioned people pissing themselves, but that's just one of many bad behaviors with these types.

The facility looks pretty decent. I imagine the staff work pretty hard to keep it up. I wouldn't be able to deal with working around these people.

I've definitely known people like this including close family. There's a part of me that wants to see them have a better situation like this compared with living on the street, and part of me wants to throw them in a drunk tank and let the DTs kill them.
 

SeaEagle

Woodpecker
Catholic
One I watched recently but from 2000

Wet House is the name for a homeless centre where 'guests' can continue to drink which is a strict no-no in any usual shelter. The idea behind it is to get vulnerable alcoholics off the streets and provide a safe environment where they can do what they would normally do. In this case that's to drink as many cans of 'super-strength' lager (beer) as they can before the pass out of have a seizure or die. Companies make this drink specifically for this market, and of course it goes completely under the radar of the media presumably because (((advertising))). Literally no one else drinks this stuff. As someone I knew who worked with them said: drinking super stregth beer and cider is like pressing fast-forward on the aging process. People in their early 30s look like theyre in their late 50s

I've worked briefly in places like this, many years ago. and I can tell you the one thing that isn't conveyed in this doc, which may not cross your mind, is the absolute stench of stale urine which pervades the place, it would make you retch; many of these people are incontinent. Anything you sit on is likely to be affected. On top of this the hot meals served makes you associate the smell of food with it, a horrible combo

This probably needs subtitles for non british viewers. Most of the guests here, a fair representation of the London homeless, are Scottish or Irish with some northerners (English) thrown in - living in London for many years. I think the reality is that many homeless alcoholics, those not from deeply troubled family history's, were rural folk who came to London in the 50s and 60s to find work and ended up kind of trapped in their lifestyle and finally reached a point where they were too ashamed to return home, a failure with a drink problem and no family.

Glue sniffing = huffing

Edit: I meant also to say that seeing this from a spiritual perspective the demonic element is powerful, these folk opened a door unwittingly and demons entered them, you can almost see them in their facial contortions


Thank you for the link and write-up. This was a very touching documentary and quite a cautionary tale. I feel for these people and their plight. They are very genuine and authentic in their interactions which is a far cry from the deceit and faux-politeness in "civilized" people. Alcoholism is present in my family and this documentary was a good reminder that I'm not immune.
 

MichaelWitcoff

Hummingbird
Orthodox
The Netflix show “Night On Earth” is probably the best animal / nature show I’ve ever seen. I have no idea how they got even a fraction of the footage they did, but I’ve learned a ton from each episode and every shot is beautiful.
 
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