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Forum Post: Must see documentaries

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 8:05 p.m. EST by Diamondjim (0) from Inverness, FL
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Burzynski, Buying the war, Capitalism- a love story, How Ohio pulled it off, Inside Job, Maxed out- hard times- easy credit, Roger and me, Uncounted and who killed the electric car. I think these documentaries say it all.

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[-] 4 points by powertothepeople (1264) 2 years ago

The Corporation

Frontline: Inside the Meltdown

Frontline: Breaking the Bank

Frontline: The Warning

Right now I'm watching Mirage, a 1965 film starring Gregory Peck. It was recommended for me on my Netflix streaming cue and goes along with some of our themes. Enjoyable if you like classic dramas with a message.

A few quotes:

David Stillwell: Those people aren't even ants to him! They're articles of commerce! And I'm the cost accountant, trying to cut down his overhead with what you and he call "progress"!


David Stillwell: Dammit, Josephson, commit! If you're not committed to anything, you're just taking up space!


Shela: I've never understood why most people will do things in the dark that they'd never think of doing in the light. [laughs] I'm serious, if we have to lie, cheat, steal, and kill in broad daylight and have to wait until it's dark to make love, something's wrong somewhere.


David Stillwell: [to Casselle] Wouldn't it be hilarious if it turned out you actually knew what you were doing?


[-] 3 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Here's the links, and give the credit to powertothepeople who suggested them. I haven't viewed The Corporation, but I fully endorse the Frontline Episodes.

http://www.thecorporation.com/index.cfm?page_id=46

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/view/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/breakingthebank/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (17898) 2 years ago

And ... having watched the World Television Premier on UK, Channel 'More Four' on 8th November .. A Most Emphatic Recommendation for : http://theflawmovie.com/ . Brilliant but so new that a full free copy on The Inter-Web is a tad difficult to find ;-)

[-] 1 points by powertoothepeople (280) 2 years ago

Another good one:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tentrillion/

Ten Trillion and Counting

Also on Netflix streaming : )

[-] 3 points by genanmer (822) 2 years ago

A documentary a day keeps the bullshit away

[-] 3 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Great list, thanks to the original poster... They are all worth viewing (I've seen most of them, and trust the rest.) I'll contribute more of my own links here soon.

Lester Brown's Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (pbs series, Journey to Planet Earth)

http://video.pbs.org/video/1864227276/

Who Killed the Electric Car (not my most favorite film of all time, but it'll make your blood boil all the same.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL6TBNUuWyo&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL1AC2B0A01915D39E

More to follow...

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Gandhi (1982, Richard Attenborough)... Folks, I think we all need to see how protest is supposed to be done, and what our responsibilities are, as protesters... Learn from the pros, I say :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRdIGzFtM24

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (17898) 2 years ago

Gandhi said : "Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress" & "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Re His Ideas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyagraha .

paz y luz

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Indeed, this is an excellent primer, thanks shadz66, I will study this myself and model my behavior accordingly.

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

I took the trouble of posting part of this page to OWS...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gandhis-rules-for-resistance-campaigns-satyagrahis/

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

These are pretty important 60 Minutes episodes, and quick to watch.

Jack Abramoff: The lobbyist's playbook

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7387331n&tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.8

Congress: Trading Stock or Inside Information?

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n&tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.8

The New Tax Havens

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7360932n&tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.12

[-] 2 points by looselyhuman (3117) 2 years ago

The Shock Doctrine - free online: http://vimeo.com/14847387

[-] 2 points by shooz (26733) 2 years ago

Casino Jack was cool too

[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

Zeitgeist, Zeitgeist Addendum, and especially Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

[-] 2 points by Puzzlin (2898) 2 years ago

Good ones.

Thanks!

[-] 2 points by theDaniel (47) 2 years ago

The Century of the Self - Parts 1-4 - it's all on youtube. It will blow your face off.

[-] 2 points by JPHOENIX (124) 2 years ago

Inside Job is a great one. I haven't seen a few of the others I will check them out. Thanks.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (17898) 2 years ago

LINK Re. THE FILM 'INSIDE JOB' : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28189.htm .

"It's a powerhouse of a documentary that will leave you both thunderstruck and boiling with rage."

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by outsidethebox (27) from Dorset, VT 2 years ago

Inside Job by Charles Ferguson is a must-see. www.iwannawatch.net/2011/02/inside-job-2010/

[-] 1 points by freeows (84) 2 years ago

I would add another must see - Food, Inc. (nominated film)

Food, Inc. (Another must see!)

How about we design the MOVIE NIGHT of all the important documentaries as one of the teach-in programs (as widely as possible) also a mingle event for supporters to discuss and share ideas with each other. We can make it as "injustice exposure" event to educate our communities. AND, spread the showing events to universities and schools.

[-] 1 points by freeows (84) 2 years ago

Food, Inc. (Another must see!)

How about we design the MOVIE NIGHT of all the important documentaries as one of the teach-in programs (as widely as possible) also a mingle event for supporters to discuss and share ideas with each other. We can make it as "injustice exposure" event to educate our communities. AND, spread the showing events to universities and schools.

[-] 1 points by freeows (84) 2 years ago

Food, Inc. (A must see!)

[-] 1 points by powertoothepeople (280) 2 years ago

The Trotsky was good!

[-] 1 points by michael4ows (224) from Mountain View, CA 2 years ago
  • "Inside Job" was fascinating.
  • "Who Killed the Electric Car" saw it, kind of doesn't matter much anymore since they're making a comeback.
  • "Gasland" is on my list to watch, but i haven't yet. http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

I'm tentatively a proponent of greater natural gas production, just so much cleaner and we have significant domestic reserves. The movies is 'anti' gas and i want to know more about the problems surrounding it. I'm optimistic that we can evade the problems and take advantage this bounty under our feet. To me at least, that should be our goal. NY is composing rules of engagement with the gas industry based on observations elsewhere, i'm hopeful that they'll get it right.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

The gas industry actively undermines alternative energy (solar, wind), produces vast quantities of CO2, and is responsible for highly destructive hydrofracking, which has poisoned water tables and millions of acres of land across the country.

[-] 1 points by theDaniel (47) 2 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/user/DarkAngelStarQ#p/c/2E6957F5E51F78C1 BBC For Love of Money - The Birth of the Speculator

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

THANK YOU for that. I would add "Sicko" and "Why We Fight" to your list.

[+] -4 points by owschico (295) 2 years ago

Should a 400 lb man advise us on the evils of over-consumption? Should the resident of a million-dollar apartment claim to be a poster boy of the working class? Should a person who thought that Enron was a great investment, that Ralph Nader, Wesley Clark and John Kerry would win, and that North Korea's Kim Jong was changing for the better, advise us on ANYTHING?

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Yes, he should. And, we should listen to what he has to say.

Folks, hit the dislike button, that's how the moderators "out" trolls.

[-] -1 points by owschico (295) 2 years ago

if you think mr moore is telling you the truth you are a fool, their is a reason disney puts out his "documenters" if thats what you want to call them.

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

Your inability to express yourself with the English language is only a subtle cue as to your ability to think critically. Stop filling these forums with mindless, disgraceful, drivel. In fact, take an evening to watch these linked films-- and begin your education anew, with a renewed fervor.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Can a KNOWN TROLL like "owshico" be trusted to have ANYTHING truthful to say?

[-] 0 points by elwad (44) from New York, NY 2 years ago

money as debt is good, and everything else posted here is a waste of time. I have seen all of them and when you go deep down the rabbit hole enough you will know what the true and only issue is.

watch "911 missing links" on youtube.

this is THE ONLY THING YOU MUST SEE.

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[-] 0 points by owschico (295) 2 years ago

Watch Esoteric Agenda Please!!!

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (17898) 2 years ago

"Money As Debt 1" : http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/money-as-debt/ &

"Money As Debt 2" : http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/money-as-debt-promises-unleashed/ .

veritas vos liberabit ...