Documentaries

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) - A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) - A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Dear Zachary: Or, How I learned About the Sensation of Rage Sobbing

Warning: Only watch this movie with a FULL box of tissues.

You cannot unsee this film. Be warned.

I watched this movie as a random find on Netflix quite a few years ago. Back when Netflix still had cool recommendations based on what you liked watching. This one was listed under "Cerebral Psychological Documentary Drama." I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into.

There should be a warning on this film. It's THAT heart breaking. Box of tissues isn't enough. This film haunts you. Makes you feel helpless. When they started making this film, it wasn't meant to turn out like it did.

I rewatched it last year. Same exact amount of tears.

Edit: I just watched it again. Fuck that woman. I hope she's in hell.

50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything (2017) - Fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger devotes his life to restoring degraded landscape - National Geographic, 8 min

50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything (2017) - Fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger devotes his life to restoring degraded landscape - National Geographic, 8 min

Wow - I have small book, "The Man Who Planted Trees" by Jean Giono. About a man who reforested a desolate area on his own and brought it back to life. Many people thought the story was real, but it turned out to be fictional (still worth the read, though, it's inspiring).

How nice to see another story like this that is actually true.

Wonderful! What a great story.

I had never heard that word Selah before, it's very nice. Reminds me a little of the word sonder.

You might enjoy this one too which is also true.

When he took the Plastic bag i thought he is going to present some pseudo science device. I was pleased it was just grass.

Intel: The Godfather of Modern Computers (2017)

Intel: The Godfather of Modern Computers (2017)

Have Intel been a huge contributor to the rise of digital computing? Absolutely. Are they still deceptive assholes who abuse their huge market share? You betcha.

TIL Intel stands for Integrated Electronics

Thank you, AMD has had their blunders but the bs intel has pulled put them so far behind that it essentially stalled an industry.

i.e. Qualcomm = quality communications

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Sublime- Behind the Music: Story of the rise and fall of the band Sublime (2001)(44:09)

Sublime- Behind the Music: Story of the rise and fall of the band Sublime (2001)(44:09)

"Fall"? Brad died. He was Sublime.

Yeah without Brad there is no Sublime. Sorry Rome.

When did Sublime fall? They were at the bottom of success when Bradley died and continued to sell millions of records for years and years.

That's why they had to put "with rome."

A Film student let a thief steal his smartphone and followed him for several weeks with a hidden app - This is his film (2016)

A Film student let a thief steal his smartphone and followed him for several weeks with a hidden app - This is his film (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpN9NzO4Mo8

This is a re-upload, here's the original

https://youtu.be/NpN9NzO4Mo8

So . . . I think this is the original video by the creator of the documentary

Thanks for the heads-up. I have mixed feelings about this situation. On one hand, it is great to see people enjoy the film after months after it has been released. On the other hand, I definitely don't like it someone is stealing my content to make money. Maybe reddit can help by posting the original link under the YT video and upvoting it? The Youtube complaint system takes a long time to process.

As someone who lost a fair amount of electronic devices, I've always wondered what happened to it. So this is super interesting for me, but also very eerie..

Edit: Wow this comment blew up so much! My highest so far :) I also now realise that this is not the original source; changed my upvote to downvote.

The Most Powerful Plant on Earth? (2017) - "What if there was a plant that had over 60 thousand industrial uses, could heal deadly diseases and help save endangered species threatened by deforestation? Meet Cannabis."

The Most Powerful Plant on Earth? (2017) - "What if there was a plant that had over 60 thousand industrial uses, could heal deadly diseases and help save endangered species threatened by deforestation? Meet Cannabis."

While i smoke pot and am all for legalisation i REALLY dislike the term that pot "heals" diseases. It does not heal anything, nothing not one thing, what it DOES DO is it helps alleviate the worst effects of some diseases and pain, there is a vast difference.

I just mention this because when people against pot try to spread disinformation about it that pot is a "cure all myth" is one of their talking points and id rather spread facts then myths.

The healing deadly diseases bit is a bit iffy.

That's not iffy. That's an outright lie.

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I'm not removing this post so please stop reporting it..

Happy 4/20! 👍

VICE News: What Nuclear War Would Look Like (2017)[5:18]

VICE News: What Nuclear War Would Look Like (2017)[5:18]

Seeing as I have no control over this scenario, I'm just going to grab my spade and head down to the beach.

Whoever thinks that nuclear war is EVER a viable solution should be shot. We will all loose.

Nah, we'd all be tight.

He believes there's a 50/50 chance terrorists could get hold of uranium and set off a nuclear bomb in the next 10 years. Well, that's horrifying. As is the idea of a Russia/USA nuclear war ending civilization. I've been finding myself getting more and more nervous about this possibility lately.

Hunting the KGB Killers (2017) tells the story of what happened to KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with polonium in 2006. It is all but certain that the highest levels of Russian government were involved, which makes this film as alarming as it is fascinating.

Hunting the KGB Killers (2017) tells the story of what happened to KGB officer Alexander Litvinen...

Essentially it was a statement saying "we can kill you if we want to, and don't even have to try to hide it".

It's refuted by the government, but it doesn't matter because most of the population is either too patriotic ("he was a traitor who fled and deserved to die"), beat down ("we'll never find out the truth anyway") or uninterested ("I'm just trying to make ends meet, who cares who the government kills") to care or see it as scandalous anyway. My family falls somewhere between 1 & 2, where they'll even make jokes about poisoning traitors with polonium (cuz it's so funny!), but will get defensive if you start pushing the narrative that the government (led by their infallible overlord) was responsible. They'll point to the fact that it may have been the mafia, etc, but ultimately all conversations lead to "We'll never know the truth anyway and how will knowing the truth help anyone?" For the large majority of the population, there are simply no institutional or even mental rewards systems in place for justice in cases like this to be of any importance. And to be fair, the populations of all countries with influence are guilty of this to a certain extent (see: most of the US population's indifference towards drone strikes). Though for me, who mostly grew up in the West, I find this (ever-growing) lack of respect for the factual truth and borderline inhumanity in how most Russians perceive the world harder and harder to stomach.

Or even be competent while doing it. The Coen Brothers could make a movie out of the London assassins' radioactive shenanigans. See also the Ryazan incident and Duma speaker Seleznyov's 13 September gaffe in relation to the 1999 apartment bombings, which led to the second war with Chechnya. It's so transparent, but most people don't care.

Need a youtube link

Florida Man (2015) A psychedelic jaunt through the beloved sunshine state celebrating the characters that inhabit it and stories that made them legendary [00:50:00]

Florida Man (2015) A psychedelic jaunt through the beloved sunshine state celebrating the charact...

"He was making prejudiced remarks about niggers--and I don't like that word"😂😂😂😂 can't make this stuff up

EDIT-I cannot believe this simple observatory post got 200+ upvotes. Thank you and good night!

I suggest you watch "Vernon, Florida" by Errol Morris

The couple around 40 minutes in, in their mind, are living the absolute dream. Maybe their home is not a mansion, but they put a perfect perspective on how happiness is a state of mind. Cheap beer, perfect weather and company, little stress, it's not a bad way to live out life, I guess.

Only took 3 interviews to hear "Vietnam"

Try one of these subthreads