Documentaries

Last Day of the Dinosaurs (2010) - Amazingly detailed documentary by the Discovery Channel that explains the extinction of the dinosaurs through an asteroid impact, including superheated ejecta, seismic activity, mega-tsunamis, mass firestorms and nuclear winter

Last Day of the Dinosaurs (2010) - Amazingly detailed documentary by the Discovery Channel that explains the extinction of the dinosaurs through an asteroid impact, including superheated ejecta, seismic activity, mega-tsunamis, mass firestorms and nuclear winter

This is SKY MONSTERS from 2005 Nothing about extinction here.

Here's a barely watchable low quality version

Wrong video.

Here's a multi-clip high quality version that doesn't start at the beginning - this one looks the best - EDIT: Part 2 is Part 1!

Well, the horribly inaccurate pterosaurs in the thumbnail are a bad start.

-edit for the curious- More accurate reconstructions to what we currently know of pterosaurs: They would have rounded wingtips not pointed, they seemingly would have had air sacks around the body, and of course, they would have pseudo-feathers just as many dinosaurs did too. (Don't know how to phrase that to convey that pterosaurs weren't dinosaurs.)

https://jconway.deviantart.com/art/The-Structure-of-a-Pterosaur-74299968

https://julio-lacerda.deviantart.com/art/Pteranodon-longiceps-271933897

https://mattmart.deviantart.com/art/Male-Pteranodon-longiceps-191842440

Because they didn't go to church on Sundays.

The Act Of Killing (2013) - Werner Herzog documentary on those who proudly admit to and describe killing in the Indonesian fratricide.

The Act Of Killing (2013) - Werner Herzog documentary on those who proudly admit to and describe killing in the Indonesian fratricide.

Title is vastly misleading in accreditation: This is a Joshua Oppenheimer documentary. Errol Morris, Herzog, and others definitely deserve credit for their contributions to aiding its completion and promotion, but their assistance, endorsement, support does not confer authorship.

That said, anybody who hasn't seen it definitely should. Its lessons in the way power and loyalty totally occlude humanity and justice are eternally timely.

Hi! Joshua Oppenheimer is the director. Not Werner Herzog.

Good lord, are you fucking for real? Take your head out of your red white and blue asshole for two seconds and take a look around the world. You have mentally colonized fuck all, you are not a shining beacon of hope like all your fucked up cowboy movies. Most of the world despise America because they are so obviously oblivious to their own short comings and are so quick to jump in and say where others are wrong. You just elected a racist talking cheeto, you haven't had any moral authority since Bush invaded iraq. But keep dreaming that American dream

What the fuck are you even trying to talk about? You sound like you have an issue with putting people in groups so your brain can attempt to quantify the majestic fuck that is life. Try shutting the fuck up and looking for long periods of time without passing judgement. Or don't. The fuck.

HEAL - Official Trailer (2017) A documentary film that takes us on a scientific study where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself.

HEAL - Official Trailer (2017) A documentary film that takes us on a scientific study where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself.

Well the human body can heal itself. Cuts, burns, pathogens, toxins; the body can deal with those alright with time. Now stress is something else, which can be caused by various external and internal triggers. The brain is very complex, and the hormonal reactions that take place within are even more so.

Just take what you hear with a grain of salt. Psychology is still an ever changing field. AND look for sources in the material! If all you see are news clips, then take more salt!

Deepak Chopra - Sure fire way to toss out any credibility.

I find this notion dangerous. I don't know the science behind it and it wouldn't surprise me if there's legitimacy to it, but this type of thinking leads people to disown proven healing methods in favor of unknown alternatives. "Why should I spend thousands and suffer through chemo when I can change my attitude and heal my cancer?" This mindset is a very slippery slope.

Edit: people keep referring to how this trailer suggests good diet and exercise can heal your ailments and to that I say... "no shit, not a new idea"

--Deepok Chopra

I'm out

Kids for Cash - Story about 2 Pennsylvania Judges who are paid, by Robert Mericle, owner of 2 for-profit juvenile detention facilities, in return for contracting the facilities and imposing harsh adjudications and sentences on juveniles. (1:41:44) (2013)

Kids for Cash - Story about 2 Pennsylvania Judges who are paid, by Robert Mericle, owner of 2 for-profit juvenile detention facilities, in return for contracting the facilities and imposing harsh adjudications and sentences on juveniles. (1:41:44) (2013)

2 weeks before this broke out, Ciavarella spoke at my high school. The only thing I remember from him speaking was the very end when he promised all of us, "If any of you are brought to my courtroom,... I will send you away for a long time." Fucking prick wasnt lying

Ironic considering an actual respectable judge sentenced him to 28 years in jail.

Edit: I don't know how to use Ironic, I will leave it up as a source of shame and a lesson to others.

He got 28 years? Thank fuck for that. I watched this doc years ago and my blood boiled a bit just being reminded of it. I didn't realise the guy went away for a long stretch. I hope he never gets out.

Privatized prisons has to be one of the worst ideas ever. When rehabilitation comes a distant second to profits it will never result in any good.

9/11 (2002). This is the infamous documentary that was filmed by French brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet. The purpose of the film was originally going to be about the life of a rookie NY firefighter... To this day it is the only footage taken inside the WTC on 9/11.

9/11 (2002). This is the infamous documentary that was filmed by French brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet. The purpose of the film was originally going to be about the life of a rookie NY firefighter... To this day it is the only footage taken inside the WTC on 9/11.

This is an excellent documentary but it certainly has some very, very disturbing scenes.

One of the (obvious) things that makes it so great is that it started out to be one thing, following a rookie firefighter and then turned into something completely unexpected and could never have been contrived. Other examples of great documentaries that do this are, "Dear Zachery" and "The Jinx".

Check out Icarus on Netflix, another good documentary that started as one thing and ended up breaking a pretty big news story in the process.

https://youtu.be/6bDN5iVXD7E

Ran out of txt in the header. To continue this is also the only documentary that shows the infamous view of AA flight 11 first striking the North Tower.

EDIT: damn. Misuse of words. u/artman is correct with this. It is suppose to be famous. Either way this is still the most historic and perfect documentary (besides 102 minutes that changed America) about 9/11 to date. The images still don't feel real when I see them today.

EDIT 2: There are some added comments about "To this day"... again misuse of words. To clarify, out of the countless footage from TV stations and home videos on this day, this piece of footage is still solely the only one that really conveys just how unbelievably hectic it was from inside ground zero. There will never be other breathtaking footage as immense as Jaul and Gadeon's. I hope this clears things up a bit....

As well as this, in the coming days, if you come in contact with any first responders in the coming days, never forget to thank them for all they do.

It seems like the film has been removed from Youtube, however here is another full link to the movie here:

I was thinking today about how different 9/11 would be with the rise of social media and cell phones.

Would've it been worse because of it? Better because people inside would've be able to communicate more rapidly?

I hate to think about people high in the towers on Facebook live or recording the hell it must've been in their final moments. I still can't believe I watched that shit happen live as a junior.

All that talk of "We can't let the terrorists change us." and we totally let them. That sense of love and community left us so quickly after 9/11 and was replaced by fear and used as a justification for action that may not have been the most prudent.

First Contact (2008) - Indigenous Australians were Still making first contact as Late as the 70s. (5:20)

First Contact (2008) - Indigenous Australians were Still making first contact as Late as the 70s. (5:20)

What strikes me is just how primitive they had managed to remain, it's almost like looking into a time machine and seeing our ancestors from the stone age. I mean there's no wheel, no written language, no real numeric sophistication, no architecture, no domestication, no agriculture, no metallurgy, no sophisticated tool making... And they were like this while we crossed the oceans, developed the scientific method, managed to sustain global warfare, sent man to the moon and machines to the edge of the solar system, split the atom and scoured a nice big hole in the damn ozone layer with our industry.

I really hope stumpy is a aboriginal name...

Yeah, I was imagining the Catholic priest giving out Anglicized names, "We'll call this one Stumpy. Now go sit over there with Limpy."

edit: typos

The Pintupi Nine walked out of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia in October, 1984. One, Piyiti, couldn't adjust to life at Kiwirrkurra and in 1986 he returned to live in the desert. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pintupi_Nine

Chernobyl: Two Days in the Exclusion Zone (2017) - Cloth Map's Drew spends a few days in one of the most irradiated—and misunderstood—places on Earth. [CC]

Chernobyl: Two Days in the Exclusion Zone (2017) - Cloth Map's Drew spends a few days in one of the most irradiated—and misunderstood—places on Earth. [CC]

50,000 people used to live here... Now it's a ghost town

Mission failed. We'll get 'em next time.

I did a tour with Natalya 4 months ago! I recognized her voice instantly. Coolest tour I've ever done. Good job at accurately recording the experience.

investigating the contaminated clothing left behind in the basement of the Chernobyl hospital in this video

Cluelessly idiotic comments like this that receive vastly more approving upvotes than they ever should irritate the absolute fuck out of me.

First of all, the "some radio-active girl" as you derisively refer to her as, is bionerd23. She has a degree in biosciences, works in medical radiology, and is intimately familiar with the nature and hazards of radioactivity and radioactive contamination. She is the one . She also is the one eating apples growing in the contaminated exclusion zone and goes to EXTREMELY painstaking lengths to explain to the audience precisely why it is not a significant risk, going into quantitative, high precision gamma spectroscopic analysis of not only the apples but of her own urine after eating them. She is absolutely brilliant, knows exactly what she is doing at all times, and to accuse her of spreading contamination around is beyond fucking idiotic.

"The guy" who finds and digs up a fragment of core fuel is Carl Willis, he is LITERALLY a nuclear engineer. It should go without saying that he also knows EXACTLY what he is doing, how much radiation he is being exposed to, how to avoid internal contamination, and how to safely handle and rebury the material after he is done with his investigations. He is the one who personally modified a common Geiger counter to do a rudimentary form of spectroscopic analysis on the fragment while he had time with it, and his personal knowledge of reactor physics means he now deservedly has the most popular and fascinating tour of the Unit 2 reactor core out of anyone on youtube. He has a piece of the first nuclear reactor ever in existence, CP1, which he explains the history and nature of here and does cryogenic HPGe spectral analysis on using a setup IN HIS BEDROOM.

I work with radioactive materials every day and can confidently say that neither of these people are ever going to get cancer from their completely benign (fascinatingly pedagogical) activities and neither of them are doing any of this shit for "more attention on youtube". If anything, having spoken to both of them, they are annoyed at all the constant stupid comments they get like yours on youtube. They are doing what they do for the love and beauty of nuclear science, history, particle physics, biology and reactor engineering.

In conclusion - fuck you.

An Island made from plastic bottles (2011) - by Richart Sowa

An Island made from plastic bottles (2011) - by Richart Sowa

What a roller coaster. At first he seemed a little crazy, then I thought he was a genius. Then he mentioned using man-made tornadoes to fly around so, I guess a little of both.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE PLASTIC BEACH

I think he is crazy, but he's getting something done, isn't he? How many of us sane people can say we built a house with a conch shell communications system? It's weird. He's crazy, but doesn't know that he can't do something, so he does it. Good for him.

He's the good kind of crazy as far as I'm concerned.

I met quite a few people like him around the Sunshine Islands and Vancouver Island in BC.

Flaky, but productive, creative, and kind hearted.

A Social Anxiety: Afraid of People.(2011) This is the documentary I've seen that focuses on SA so i hope it helps people with it.

A Social Anxiety: Afraid of People.(2011) This is the documentary I've seen that focuses on SA so i hope it helps people with it.

Just want to put out there for anyone who doesn't know -- social anxiety can be a symptom of a medical issue.

Hypothyroidism ( your thyroid not working) for some reason can trigger intense anxiety in social situations. With a simple blood test your doctor can find out if this is troubling you, and then can give medication that brings your thyroid hormone levels back in balance. Overnight the anxiety can disappear.

Of course there are other reasons too, but sharing this info in case you hadn't heard this.

Edit: I should add that it can take up to a year to find the right dosage to regulate the thyroid. While the anxiety and fatigue went away very quickly, all the other symptoms are taking much longer to go away.

Also, if the regular treatment doesn't work, ask for the FULL thyroid panel.

Also, sometime you won't be able to make use of the medicine if your adrenals also aren't working because you need cortisol to metabolize/regulate thyroid hormones. A tiny addition of Cortef made everything work better, for me. Surprising how little my regular doctor seemed to know about all this. Had to track down a specialist....

Final edit: Having a physical problem to blame the issue on does not alleviate the responsibility to keep working on yourself and your emotions. And would certainly NEVER replace working with a therapist. As a matter of fact, I think therapy could potentially benefit every single person on the planet -- learning about yourself and how to regulate your emotions and actions is a critical part of growing up and becoming an adult human being.

One last thing: https://onbeing.org/blog/standing-still-in-a-field-of-flowers-living-with-social-anxiety/

I have terrible anxiety but it doesn't present as fear. I get angry. Very and irrationally angry. Does anyone else have to deal with this? It's pretty bullshit.

Edit: Wow. I did not expect this kind of response. Thank you to everyone for the support and dialogue. This may be the most impactful grouping of sentance fragments I have strung together all year.

Yes but i get it the next day when i spend the entire day reliving the night and remembering every single second of it and analyzing what everyone was thinking. It never stops.

Yeah my psychs called it "social perfectionism." So I go out and I'm ok (mostly) in the moment and socialize p well all things considered. However when I get home, I'm instantly bombarded with all the minute things I did wrong, all the reasons no one liked me and everything I may have done that made people hate me. It's pretty debilitating because I very rarely form new friendships and if I do it's with toxic people.

Try one of these subthreads