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    #16
    King Corn - http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/kingcorn/
    Initially I thought this would be about 2 city kids learning about farming and all that goes into producing a crop, but it is sooo much more. They explore rural life, the cost of producing a crop, where the corn goes after it leaves the field and the effects this crop has on the health of our nation. It's amazing how much of our processed food has corn products in it.
    I highly recommend this film. It definitely made this farm kid think!!
    T7 MVA 9/12/04

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      #17
      No End in Sight.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGPp-WhgEXE

      About how the Bush administration screwed up Iraq.

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        #18
        Here is a collection of short contemporary documentary videos on a variety of subjects.

        Media Storm

        John
        "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang

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          #19
          http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/

          Discusses the real truth about hybrids, hydrogen and electric vehicles and how the oil companies and government feel about them.

          Walmart-High Cost of Low Prices.

          I saw these both on cable recently, along with the one Gotwheels mentioned. I liked them all.

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            #20
            The Future of Food http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

            A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/index2.html
            "I'm lost. I'm no guide, but I'm by your side." - Pearl Jam

            "It decomposes, mendicant, therefore, truly, one calls this the world." -- Loka Sutta

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              #21
              I want to see the new documentary Super High Me.

              http://www.superhighmemovie.com/about/story/
              Super High Me features comedian Doug Benson and explores the current situation with medical marijuana in California and the United States, specifically focusing on the conflict between federal and state law and the explosive growth in medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles over the past two years.

              As part of his journey, Doug smokes, eats and vaporizes medical marijuana for thirty consecutive days in order to get “Super High.” But there is a catch–first Doug must go thirty days without any marijuana and undertakes a number of tests, completing the same tests while medicated and while sober, in an effort to find out what marijuana does and how it really affects people. Along the way, we follow Doug as he goes out on the road to stand up gigs across the country and hangs out with fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt.

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                #22
                The Planet Earth documentary series narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Absolutley enchanting.
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by rdf
                  The Planet Earth documentary series narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Absolutley enchanting.
                  She was and is hot. I want to marry her.

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                    #24
                    I meant the actual film footage, not the narrator, when I used the word "enchanting," Leif. But I agree regardless

                    And maybe you've been listening a bit too often to that old Beatles' tune, Norwegian Woody
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by rdf
                      I meant the actual film footage, not the narrator, when I used the word "enchanting," Leif. But I agree regardless

                      And maybe you've been listening a bit too often to that old Beatles' tune, Norwegian Woody
                      Narrators have noting to say then, in a documentary ? Aside of that I explained Beatles Norwegian wood here before. lol

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                        #26
                        American Blackout about vote suppression got me fired up. Here's a preview.

                        I watched Darwin's Nightmare today for a class. It's about the Nile Perch fishery in Lake Victoria and the local economy of the Tanzanian people. Very moving. Here's a brief preview.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Leif
                          Narrators have noting to say then, in a documentary ? Aside of that I explained Beatles Norwegian wood here before. lol
                          You know, now that I think back on the Planet Earth series, maybe I enjoyed it so much because of Miss Weaver's voice. It is very pleasant to listen to.

                          And all that link did for me was make me want to eat supper
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                            #28
                            I had a long reply I had been working on for 2 days and lost it when I hit submit reply

                            I can't rewrite it all but here are some I have watched recently and enjoyed (they are all older...I haven't been watching much new stuff lately):

                            Microcosmos
                            Winged Migration
                            Trekkies and Trekkies 2
                            Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dalliare
                            Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
                            Capturing the Friedmans
                            Falling Man

                            Beyond recently watched, here are some of my favorites:
                            Spellbound
                            Mad Hot Ballroom
                            Jesus Camp
                            The Man Who Skied Down Everest
                            What the Bleep Do We Know
                            Bus 174

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by nicci65
                              Haven't seen this yet, but it's getting a lot of media attention.

                              http://www.foxsearchlight.com/young at heart/
                              A movie has been made about me!

                              Has anyone else noticed how many of the recommended documentaries are about the pervasive corruption of the American Republic at just about every level? I think I'll go crawl into bed and never get up again.
                              "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                              J.B.S.Haldane

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by orangejello
                                The Man Who Skied Down Everest
                                Actually; a person from here skied down from the summit of Everest in 2006, but his buddy, a Swede died. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...stpost&t=41167
                                Last edited by Leif; 21 Apr 2008, 8:03 PM.

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