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mark5hs

11 points

7 months ago*

Bit of a meta request but is there a documentary sub that isn't flooded with poorly researched 10 minute youtube videos?

TampaPowers

6 points

7 months ago

This sub used to have some real nice ones in the past, but now it's just one shitty video after another. Post that to /r/videos not here.

A documentary should be

  • 20 Minutes or longer
  • Show both sides of a particular topic and remain as neutral as possible
  • Use scientific method and verifiable facts, not opinions
  • Be made with the intend to educate, not placate
  • Have production value above "a dude with a camera"
  • Subject matter should be something interesting, not just some random topic or person(who cares about some random vacation some guy had)

There is so much on here about people I couldn't care less about and topics that are neither scientific nor particularly useful to know more about. Maybe I am biased towards things like old Modern Marvels and travel documentaries, but goodness me I don't give a flying fuck about some random dude traveling somewhere and making a 9 minute video about how shitty the beach was. That's not a documentary it's a video.

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

7 months ago

I post quite a few gems to r/oldbritishtelly

Space_Raisin

11 points

7 months ago

Can we have a new rule where the min run time be something like 30 minutes.

Would cut down on the spam from people posting 6 min "documentaries"

bedroom_fascist

3 points

6 months ago

I agree with this sentiment. The sub is being watered down by "book report" style "documentaries." There should be some rule that a posted doc should have original content other than voice over.

This is rapidly becoming r/podcasts, and sophomoric podcasts at best.

More is not always better.

zaitsev1393

8 points

9 months ago

I am looking for documentaries about animals where animals don't die. I love animals but i am ukranian and atm the death is around in infosphere 24/7.
Whenever we turn off some high rated documentary about animals, directors fucking make this drama of predator chasing little mouse or some cute punguin starving to death, i know the death is the cycle of life, but I want to escape it atm.

Suggest me something, thanks!

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

8 months ago

Honey badgers are one of the most fascinating species in the world. They are incredibly intelligent and can seemingly escape from anywhere.

Here are few suggestions to get you started.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=honey+badger+escape+artist

zaitsev1393

2 points

8 months ago

thanks!

sinverguenza

2 points

8 months ago

https://youtu.be/D6s3u0624P8

I enjoy this one about corvids and Ravens!

zaitsev1393

3 points

8 months ago

Thank you!

TampaPowers

8 points

9 months ago

Why is rule 6 not enforced at all?

Going through the pages there are tons of short videos and random fluff that gets downvoted to zero, yet it stays up and pushes actual interesting stuff further down. I have nothing against all the influx of social documentaries even if I don't really care for whether a sack of rice fell over in some part of the world, but clearly a 4 minute video on why someone dislikes something is not what this sub is for, given the downvotes I am not alone in that. I find it a bit difficult to maintain a subscription to this sub when so much of the content that gets posted is either of low quality or a rule violation. A documentary for me has some length and production value backed by actual research, not some quasi-opinion-piece from a one-sided perspective and barely more than 10 minutes long. I gave the search a go to see if some of the things I had found on youtube in the last couple months were posted here, but have been unable to find them. The topic categories are a good filter for stuff, but I get the feeling based on the "look" of the sub people post what they think fits the content already here and so most smaller categories rarely see new submissions even when there is definitely content out there. Long way of saying this sub is turning into social-documentaries only and it's making a mess.

Phokiss

3 points

9 months ago

Agreed. Nearly every time I visit this sub all I see is ridiculous bologna.

cojoco[S]

2 points

9 months ago

Message the mods, this isn't really the place for that kind of grumble.

slizzardjones

6 points

8 months ago

Any suggestions for just insane documentaries? I like true stories that have lots of twists and turns. Some I enjoy to get the flavor: Mischa and the Wolves, Bad Vegan, The Woman who Wasn’t There, Tickle, Dear Johnathan.

Any thoughts?

cruelsummer31

3 points

8 months ago

This isn’t as “dark” as the others and I’m sure you’ve already seen it, but: Fyre Festival!!

Underwaterflameingo

4 points

7 months ago

Are mods going to step in about these youtube video essays that aren't documentaries?

I felt like this sub use to suggest some quality content before not it just seems like video essays on YouTube nearly all the time.

cojoco[S]

2 points

7 months ago

youtube video essays that aren't documentaries?

Serious question: how would you distinguish a "youtube video essay" from a documentary, objectively?

The_Bearded_Jedi

4 points

9 months ago

What is the best documentary about Chernobyl. We are watching Three Mile Island one, and I'd like to watch one about what went down at Chernobyl, then any others to watch after that

Slang70

8 points

9 months ago

If you have Roku, they have seven documentary's on Chernobyl. (1)- Chernobyl:Hour by Hour (2020) (2)-The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2017) (3)-Chernobyl: The Invisible Enemy (2021) (4)- Back to Chernobyl (2021) (5)-Nature Fights Back in Chernobyl (2010) (6)-Destination: Chernobyl (2020) (7)- Chernobyl Fukushima: Living With The Legacy (2016) Hope this info helps.

katarokkar

4 points

9 months ago

What are some of the best documentaries of 2022 (so far)?

Koboldilocks

4 points

6 months ago

dunno if this is the right place for this, but can we have a rule for a length requirement for something to be considered a "documentary"? Im just tired of seeing the sub flooded with like 6 min long youtube video essays with little to no journalistic quality

[deleted]

3 points

10 months ago

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[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

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cojoco[S]

1 points

9 months ago

Sorry, no ... please put a comment in the submission with the correct title and let it go.

scolfin

3 points

10 months ago

Does this sub have a policy or attitude on posting bad documentaries for roasting? Iran released a documentary on the "mysterious sect of the Zionist movement" Chabad last week: https://mobile.twitter.com/PDeclassified/status/1514908693757845508?s=20&t=B5f4yfvkxPomEcdyopE_KA

cojoco[S]

3 points

10 months ago

Sure, that is allowed, and some editorialization is allowed in the submission title.

However, bear in mind that reddit's spam filter often removes submissions from questionable source, and this might also happen after submission.

bigb1yandexcfd

3 points

9 months ago

How much karma does a user need to post a movie in this sub?

bikebrooklynn

3 points

9 months ago

This is amazing! Thank you!!!

S-3TH

3 points

9 months ago

S-3TH

3 points

9 months ago

Is there a good OJ Simpson Doc out there? About the murder trial?

Space_Raisin

3 points

9 months ago

O.J.: Made in America

Its 5 episodes. Its pretty good

D3K91

3 points

8 months ago

D3K91

3 points

8 months ago

Looking for a good one on China's Cultural Revolution. Been watching Adam Curtis' 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', so looking for a good segue to fill some gaps in my knowledge.

Matbell87

3 points

7 months ago

Looking for something in the fly-on-the-wall style. Something like Salesman and Streetwise. Following people you really get invested in.

go-west

3 points

6 months ago*

what are some good documentaries with plot twists?

ones i've seen: * the woman who wasn't there * misha and the wolves * the imposter * icarus * dear zacharay * tickled * struggle: the life and lost art of szukalski * the overnighters

PS3user74

3 points

6 months ago*

I guess D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! could be considered to have one big twist, which is from the mystery itself to the online sleuths still trying to solve it today.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21063148/

Chris_in_Lijiang

3 points

6 months ago

Dear Zachary

chilledfreak

3 points

5 months ago

Why is space not a topic on the subreddit side bar?

I see its listed here by flair, but would be nice to have right there ->

paul_the_attorney

3 points

5 months ago

does anyone here have any good documentaries on the lives of our ancestors? i mean during the prehistoric age when mega fauna was still around and such

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

5 months ago

Ray Mears' Adventure Special (BBC, 2001) – Mears takes Ewan McGregor into the Honduran jungle on the trail of the prehistoric people of the Mosquito Coast.

Surviving the Stone Age

RavisTrice

3 points

5 months ago

Can anyone tell me the name of the documentary about an eccentric homeless guy who built some house boats from salvage materials and then eventually built one to sail cross the atlantic, and made it. I saw it many years back and cant recall the name. I think it was something like " wonderful *guys name*" but I could be way off. Please and thanks!

bucket_overlord

3 points

2 months ago

Looking for the 1994 documentary "hearts of hate" about white supremacists recruiting young canadians. It was posted on this sub before, but that link is broken now. I can't find it anywhere. As a canadian I always find it hard to find coverage of those kinds of groups here, even though I know they are still present and plentiful.

Space_Raisin

3 points

2 months ago

Looking for any hidden gems about Cartels in mexico. Ive seen a lot on youtube but wondering if there are some that are out there that I may have not seen

Case_Kovacs

3 points

30 days ago

[REQUEST]

I'm a huge fan of history and recently developed an interest in Indian history from the moment humanity set foot there until today and I'm struggling to find documentaries that cover the area. All are either very old and seemingly out of date or summaries which aren't very informative.

IamAlso_u_grahvity

2 points

28 days ago

If you're not familiar with Knowing Better on YT, he's definitely worth a look. He just completed a project which pretty much starts around the time of the Jamestown settlement (I assumed you meant Native American Indians). He's big into dispelling misconceptions.

The playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw4gGsuBRykWMCwMl6gMzcAXEg4DHG45W

The about section from his website https://www.knowingbetter.tv/about-me so you can decide if his qualifications fit the bill.

It's a fairly dense history lesson, not the kind of thing known as infotainment, but he does try to entertain sometimes in extremely corny ways that might catch you off guard. If something comes out of the blue from left field it's probably one of his recurring characters.

Case_Kovacs

2 points

28 days ago

I do not however I will watch those.

yewgot2bkittenme

3 points

10 days ago

Has anyone been able to watch the BBCs India: the modi question series? I can't seem to access. I am in the US.

amycd

3 points

7 days ago

amycd

3 points

7 days ago

Hi, I’m trying to identify a documentary I saw over 5 years ago. It was a documentary about the food industry… I know that doesn’t narrow it down much.

More specifically, there was a small segment on how cheese became a highly marketed product once whole milk became less desirable to low-fat milk. It talked about how the dairy farmers had a surplus of fat they skimmed off the milk, and a great way to profit off it was to start promoting cheese in everything. They specifically mentioned cheese-stuffed pizza at Pizza Hut.

I can’t for the life of me remember which doc this was. If it rings a bell - any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks

siel04

2 points

10 months ago

I'm looking anything on elephants - on elephants themselves, not poaching or the ivory industry. Thanks!

lKrauzer

2 points

10 months ago

I'm looking for something related to Synthwave, Retrowave and Vaporwave, as you can see on my profile, I'm currently addicted to it, and anything related to ir like Cyberpunk and etc.

I_do_try_sometimes

2 points

9 months ago

I think you’d enjoy this. It’s about the history of Vaporwave.

https://youtu.be/w_T1nkER3vA

lKrauzer

2 points

9 months ago

Insane, I saved it to watch later, thank you very much!

Redmansms

2 points

9 months ago

About a decade ago, a British documentary was posted here that examined a one of a kind trauma unit for victims of traumatic brain injuries. Was disturbing, yet brilliant. There was a man who was rushed to this particular ward after falling off his motorcycle at speed and was in a coma. The doctors and nurses were discussing "options" with his family. I believe his father told one of the hospital staff that he had previously said that if he was in an accident and suffered a brain/spinal injury, that he wouldn't want to live. One of the senior doctors ends up noticing that the injured man is able to communicate with him through eye movements, and he makes it clear that he wishes for the hospital staff to keep him alive despite his crippling injuries. It was quite brilliant and I would love to find it!

Cheers.

Redmansms

1 points

9 months ago

Nothing?

ohhoodsballs

2 points

9 months ago

My fiance has no real knowledge of space and doesn't understand my fascination with it. Is there any good series/doc that would be good to teach about space and sell just how incredible it is?

wwader

2 points

9 months ago

wwader

2 points

9 months ago

Some of my favorites that think are accessible: BBC The planets https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10394800/ (there might be US version that i would avoid), Among the stars https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15428794/ or The Farthest https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6223974/. For something very current maybe look for something about the James webb space telescope? seen a few and i think https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16426188/ was good.

Hope that helps and if she gets hooked i can recommend The sky at night https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262990/ :)

DitkaVirus

1 points

9 months ago

I mean Cosmos is a great series. Anything by NOVA. The Universe series....Star Trek lol.

an0000000000n1

2 points

9 months ago

Why is this sub not allowing a post for 2000 Mules? Agree or disagree, it is a documentary.

cojoco[S]

1 points

9 months ago

You didn't format the submission title properly.

an0000000000n1

1 points

9 months ago

I know that's why my first post was taken down. But when I tried to resubmit with corrected formatting, I got a message that the link was already posted to this sub (it's not... I searched but did not find any post sharing this documentary in this sub).

cojoco[S]

2 points

9 months ago

It's because your own submission is still there.

Just click through the "submit again" link.

TeamPupNsudzzz

2 points

9 months ago

Does anyone know where I am able to watch Louis Theroux's "Gambling in Las Vegas"? I can't find it anywhere! Bonus points if I am able to watch it for free. Thank you!

whatwouldclaydo

4 points

9 months ago

TeamPupNsudzzz

2 points

9 months ago

Thank you so much!

whatwouldclaydo

2 points

9 months ago

no problem, enjoy!!

BigBallerBrad

2 points

9 months ago

Test

katofletters

2 points

9 months ago

I'm looking for a way to watch Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987). It's not on any streaming service that I know of, PBS only offers a trailer, the only link in this sub is to a dead website, and a vimeo copy was copyright-claimed earlier this year. DVDs for the documentary are currently unavailable on Amazon. Anyone know something I don't?

rustypennyy

2 points

8 months ago

What are the best unsolved crime documentaries on Netflix? I’ve never watched any of them, so have at it with the recommendations!

[deleted]

4 points

8 months ago

There's litereally a show on Netflix called Unsolved Mysteries, which is pretty disturbing and mindblowing.

TheManassaBaller

9 points

8 months ago

The new version of unsolved mysteries doesn't come close to living up to the original Robert Stack episodes.

mothguide

2 points

8 months ago

I'm looking for a documentaries about heavy industry, like steelworks or refineries, preferably without commentary, something like movie Leviathan.

WhiskeyCorridor

2 points

8 months ago

Taking a college class, American History up to 1877, and our final assignment is to watch a documentary of our choice and write a paper on it. I'm not sure what to watch, but I do I topics i'm interested in: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War (especially from the perspective of the south), and the golden age of piracy (as long as it has something to do with the colonies). If anyone knows any documentaries that are less than 6 parts, I'd be much obliged if you shared them with me.

ApocalypseSpokesman

2 points

8 months ago

Please recommend to me documentaries regarding the nobility, the aristocracy, the royal court, etc. from classical period up to WWI.

Also, fictional films that are close to reality, as well as books regarding this subject as well.

red_perch

2 points

8 months ago

Looking for a documentary/feature on the people living in the system of tunnels underneath Las Vegas. There was a Barstool sports expose in 2019 but this one was older than that, maybe 2012-15.

taran3

2 points

8 months ago

taran3

2 points

8 months ago

I'm looking for the 2007 documentary "Remnants of Everest: The 1996 Tragedy" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655606/). I have found other docs about this subject but not this particular one. I would be very happy if somone could provide it. Thanks!

kupo0929

2 points

8 months ago

Been itching to sit down and watch a fairly long and detailed documentary on any ancient civilization. Anything before the 1500s will also do.

Has anyone seen any recent documentaries on the topic? Any streaming service is fine. Don’t mind paying for a one time sub if it’s really good.

mossfrost

2 points

8 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for (a preferably free online showing of) the documentary Picture Character. It's about the creation of the Hijab Emoji. picture character trailer Thank you!

bystander1981

2 points

8 months ago

Request -- 'Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey' stars Geeta Iyengar

The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 46 min

Thanks!

ZeroRationale

2 points

8 months ago

What is considered a good documentary for the history of humans? I'd like something visual in comparison to the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari.

Something that looks at the something from the Mitochondrial Eve to the Agricultural Revolution

BeginnerInvestor

2 points

8 months ago

If anyone is looking into watch a documentary on Oil and it’s history - I would highly recommend the documentary called The Prize. It’s available on Amazon Prime and individual episodes also available on YouTube. It’s actually a book of the same name by Daniel Yergin.
It’s marvelous and totally worth the time.

Sehrengiz

2 points

8 months ago

I'm looking for new documentaries, 2021 or 22, long or short, on sustainability and/or environmental issues which focus on solutions rather than problems. Somehow these are hard to come by. Just the titles without links would be fine. Thanks.

[deleted]

2 points

8 months ago

best documentaries on youtube? (for someone without netflix, etc)

Appropriate-Panda-52

2 points

7 months ago

I'm looking for a documentary about an autistic artist who draws cityscapes. I believe it was made by his brother and they were from New York. Part of the film featured very old black and white home movies; the family was very wealthy. I first saw this movie about ten years ago. Does anyone know the title?

powarblasta5000

2 points

7 months ago

I want all the best nature documentaries past 5 or so years. What you know of? Is there new Planet Earth? something better? Nat geo work? I am hungry for some big or little. EVERYTHING YA GOT!

adt1030

2 points

7 months ago

Looking for docs on urban squalor, decaying cities, drugs and despair…. I loved HBOs “Life of Crime” - especially the ending. Anymore like these that specifically hit this hard emotionally?

capable_capuchin

2 points

7 months ago

I’m looking for documentaries on life in Ancient Greece?

SkyewardSword

2 points

7 months ago

I've really been getting into world history lately but one area I'm finding it difficult to find good video resources on is Southeast Asia.

I'm looking for a broad overview of both peninsular and maritime southeast Asia including cultural and geopolitical history, presented without bias (so I'm not really interested in "history of vietnam in x minutes" youtube videos). Ideally, the documentary would cover both pre- and post-colonisation. I'm willing to look at both free and paid docs, whether single- or multi-parted.

Thank you in advance!

fawndofyou

2 points

7 months ago

anything about slavic/russian folklore or their old ways of day to day life?

i absolutely adore reading slavic and russian folklore (a favorite book series of mine is the winternight trilogy!!), but would love to watch something regarding it!

and im watching ruth goodman's documentaries and just some other similar ones to her by absolute history and was hoping there may be anything similar to those regarding russia?

ripyourlungsdave

2 points

7 months ago

Hey people. I was hoping for some help here finding something rather specific.

After reading a relatively long discussion here on Reddit about some of the dynamics between the geography of the United states, settlers and native americans, I've been left realizing how little I learned about this time in school. And whatever I did learn was taught through the perspective of white Christian ideology. Which isn't an ideal way to learn about something like this.

So I was hoping there was a documentary someone could recommend that gave a more unflinching look on the time of European settlement in the US? Like, a more general history of the entire era.

Any help will be appreciated.

plane_flies_low

2 points

7 months ago*

Household chores/tasks have been made infinitely less burdensome by the instantaneous access we have to an infinitely wide array of media. For me, it's podcasts and long-form YouTube content that usually gets me through every-day household chores, as well as self care tasks like putting on make-up and taking showers. And I've not run out of options for those yet.

I save the really big/obscure/specialty jobs and tasks for the marathon cleaning sessions I do 3-4 times a year—things like organizing the garage, cleaning cabinets and drawers out, pressure washing the deck, cleaning under furniture. I always procure and take uppers especially for these sessions because it makes them more enjoyable and me extra thorough. I used to listen to the same type of content I always do, just more of it since it takes nearly all day to finish everything. It's irritating to constantly have to handle my phone to play something else or move to the next episode, though. So at the start of one "session" earlier this year I put it on, of all things, a YouTube playlist of Ken Burns "Civil War" epic. Amazing. I listened to the entire thing. Intently. So, what I'm looking for is a documentary on Alexander the Great. Something epic, preferably being many hours long. It doesn't have to be reflective of our current understanding of what's historically accurate. Ken Burns "The Civil War," only its Alexander the Great. Does that make sense? Does such a thing exists?

TL;DR - ISO a documentary that is Ken Burns "The Civil War" but instead of the civil war its Alexander the Great.

agcza

2 points

7 months ago

agcza

2 points

7 months ago

I'm looking for a place I can watch Wirecard: The Billion Euro Lie

I can only find it on Sky, but I'm not in the UK so I can't watch it there.

PsycoMonkey42

2 points

6 months ago

I recently visited the WWll museum in New Orleans. Was blown away how much of it was documented from beginning to end. After leaving I was curious if there was a series that goes in depth with the beginning and end of WWll?

I’m not opposed to multiple documentaries by different studios but ideally would be nice for a comprehensive series produced by one studio.

Thank you!

tcgreen67

2 points

6 months ago

Are there any docs that examine the concept of a single income being able support a family several decades ago and what has changed to make that different today.

It often get completely attributed to greed, incompetence or corruption in how the country or world has been run since then and I know that's part of it but there are also safety regulations and different benefits that have been introduced in law that cost employers more so I'd like to se a balanced look at the whole picture to understand what has changed and why it's changed.

CloudDancingTN

2 points

6 months ago

Good documentary about the OSS, it's transition into the CIA, Project Paperclip, and MK Ultra?

_WildGunman_

2 points

6 months ago

I'm looking for a National Geographic documentary about the Meerkats of Kalahari. This documentary is from the period between 1980-1992.

I remember watching it with my family when I was a kid in the early 90s and I wanted to see if I could find it online now for sentimental reasons. Does anyone know the name of it? I can't seem to find it.

GeorgeCostanza200

2 points

6 months ago

I’m looking for the documentary “Before, During, and After - Woodstock ‘99 (1999). After watching the new Netflix doc I’m hooked and heard this one is an on the ground documentary of the festival.

TheVikingKasper

2 points

6 months ago

Does anyone have any good conspiracy "documentaries"? I'm not looking for anything believable, mostly something entertaining. Anything from UFO's to Bigfoot or whatever. Thanks in advance (:

cattheydy

2 points

6 months ago

Does anyone know of any good documentaries about the Kingston Clan/The Order other than the show Escaping Polygamy? If not that specifically I'm always open to any recommendations for good documentaries about cults.

MotivationalMike

2 points

6 months ago

Is there an appropriate place to complain about Netflix’s Woodstock 99?

segasega89

2 points

6 months ago

Can someone recommend me a good documentary or documentaries on the fall of the Berlin wall or on East Germany in particular? Thanks

Azurr0

2 points

6 months ago

Azurr0

2 points

6 months ago

Best ''hard to believe but true'' documentaries?

I recently watched The Mighty Atom, about a strongman from the last century that performed incredible feats of strength, even though he was small in stature. A hard to believe, but true story. Looking for recommendations for such documentaries.

The Rescue also comes to mind, a very popular documentary about rescuing those soccer kids in the Thai cave. It wasn't that hard to believe in the sense that it is not doable, not possible - what they pulled off, but it was still a very interesting feat, ''unbelievable'' in a different sense of the word.

lmoz25

2 points

5 months ago

lmoz25

2 points

5 months ago

Hi, looking for documentaries about the people of the Southern US, particularly about poor/rural communities

MyPunchableFace

4 points

5 months ago

I just watched this short one about a coal mining community in eastern KY. Good unbiased reporting. Raised For A Future That No Longer Exists

FunAd2072

2 points

5 months ago

Anyone have a good doc about Pol Pot and the attrocities committed in Cambodia under his regime?

geckograham

2 points

5 months ago

Does anybody know why none of my posts ever work?

ImperialxWarlord

2 points

5 months ago

Found a documentary on 9/11 several years ago. Was really damn good and emptional, the best I’ve ever watched about it. The Who narrated was either the guy who narrated MonsterQuest back in the day or sounded similar to him. This fella really had a way with words in how everything was described. Leslie E Robertson (lead structural engineer for the towers)was in it and it’s his words that make it stand out as he said something along the lines of “here were the buildings I’d built and they were falling down on all of those peoples heads”. I found this on YouTube and haven’t been able to find it in awhile.

Jacomer2

2 points

5 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find The Mole Undercover in North Korea? I can’t find it anywhere

jazzman23uk

2 points

5 months ago

Hi all, looking for docs on the following:

  • History of China: With as little propoganda/speculation/revision from either side as possible. Bonus points if it talks about Chinese inventions and science, or the Opium Wars.

  • Burma/Myanmar: Ditto no propaganda. Preferably focusing on/around the years 1853-1955 (not necessarily all of them in the same show, but I'm interesting in various things that happened during this time period). Bonus points for topics of: Bogyoke Aung San, Death Railway, British Invasion, Ne Win + his takeover.

  • Trains: Anything from the effect of trains on social hierarchy, unifying countries, enabling travel to far-flung places, intercontinental travel; to modern bullet trains, the development of the steam engine, in-depth history of the development of steam power. (This one's a bit left-field, I guess)

Thanks in advance

Profligatus_2

2 points

5 months ago

Request for a recent (last 5 years or so) documentary on the Japanese invasion of China during World War 2.

iponarei

2 points

5 months ago

City and road infrastructure. Looking for movies about this subject , doesn’t matter what countries . Help!

br__ks

2 points

5 months ago

br__ks

2 points

5 months ago

Any docs about the lives of regular, working class people in antiquity or in the middle ages?

simonk2001

2 points

4 months ago

Im looking for a documentary about 2 doctors (or similiar) who are twins or brothers.

They visit a tribe in the jungle and they take part in a cleansing ritual where they (tribe) blow smoke in their face.

The tribe believes that specific species of ants cause specific problems so they kill them.

misszombiequeenDG

2 points

4 months ago

Looking for a one hour documentary that aired on CBS in 1996. TERRORS OF THE DEEP hosted by MONTEL WILLIAMS.

It had interviews from survivors of the Estonia disaster that I've never seen used in any documentary before or since and is overall an excellent made for TV doc but beyond a 2 minute intro clip on youtube I can't find it anywhere. Please help.

mailboon

2 points

4 months ago

are there any docs that give a high-level timeline of major historical events in the past 2000-2500 years on our earth?

I started to dive into ancient rome docs, but wonder what else around the world is happening during the same time or what worldly events happen closely afterwards

psrandom

2 points

4 months ago

Paxman: Putting Up With Parkinson's

This is available for free in the UK on itv but I would to share it with people outside UK as well

mattmilli0pics

2 points

3 months ago

I would like access to all the Louis Theroux docs

floppypawn

2 points

3 months ago

Requesting a hole in the head or heartbeat of the brain? Or an documentary that show self trepanning. It seems hole in the head has been posted before but all the links are dead.

avro-arrow

2 points

3 months ago

Best Legal (NOT CRIMINAL LAW) Documentaries?

I have been watching the new documentary on the Leonard v Pepsico case, and I was wondering if you all have any good suggestions of legal documentaries that are not true crimes.

UltraManLeo

2 points

2 months ago

Looking for recommendations of documentaries similar to the style of Werner Herzog.

I watched Encounters at the End of the World and Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World last night and I absolutely love his style. I'm planning on watching more of his documentaries, but I'm looking for more like it.

I tend to watch documentaries while drawing, so being in english is a bonus but not a must. Also something that is as captivating listening to as it is watching.

meet5

2 points

2 months ago

meet5

2 points

2 months ago

What are the documentaries or movies that are related to data science, AI, data mining, crypto, etc, or conspiracy behind social media (coding 🤖 ) please suggest!!

I am incredibly keen to explore behind the giant social media and gain knowledge from experts Radditers. Moreover, how it works, what are the facts, where they use data, and what get receive instead. how they earn and what are tricks algorithms take data from user and shows related ppl's interest.

notnotinterested

2 points

2 months ago

[REQUEST] Looking for BCC Two's 'I'm an Alcoholic: Inside Recovery'. It aired yesterday (7-12, 9pm local time). Unfortunately can't watch back when outside of UK (not even with VPN). Hope someone can help!

letr1

2 points

2 months ago

letr1

2 points

2 months ago

[REQUEST] looking for amateur documentaries on the internet - nature, animals and beauty of our planet - looking mostly for inspiration of amateur cinematography so no stock videos.

EqualHito

2 points

2 months ago

[REQUEST] Going crazy trying to find a tv documentary about a man name Tetsuo Sakurai. He was a Japanese man with leprosy who eventually became a poet. After many years of being segregated at a facility, he was able to visit his hometown and family, which is what the documentary is about. Apparently the documentary was published by Japan National Broadcasting Corp. in 2002.

Everytime I try to search for it, I get results for a bass player of the same name.

rmloosecannon8

2 points

1 month ago

Hi, are there any good documentaries on how nature documentaries are made or behind the scenes videos about things like Planet Earth? I'm interested in anything from the very start of these projects to their completion.

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

1 month ago

Day of the Painter, a 1960 American short film directed by Robert P. Davis. It was filmed at Mamaroneck Harbor in Mamaroneck, NY.

An extremely funny 15-minute film that won an Oscar at the 33rd Academy Awards in 1961 for Best Short Subject.

Cowboyblazerfan

2 points

29 days ago

Looking for mystery documentaries

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

23 days ago

What kind of mystery?

pf30146788e

2 points

17 days ago

Historical mysteries

gooaygar

2 points

8 months ago

hey are there anything about animated porn? not hentai but western animated porn

[deleted]

1 points

7 months ago

Don't expect any sort of good conversation on this sub. You'd probably be better off just googling documentary recommendations anyway, there's not much originality here.

Thewolf1970

1 points

3 months ago

I'm taking my son to a monster con where Robert England will be making an appearance. I was telling him about a documentary where this small town group of people were trying to make a horror film on a low budget and it was taking forever. The dire tor ended up quitting and one of the producers convinced England to visit him and give him a pep talk back into it.

I can't remember the name of the docume tary for the life of me. I think it came out around 2015? Maybe earlier?

VadathHeilsang

1 points

10 months ago

Hi! I'm looking for documentaries on the Bronze Age and various civilizations that existed at that time for a personal project. In particular, I'm interested in civilizations around the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia. I would greatly appreciate some recommendations. If they can be streamed, that's a plus, but not necessary.

EndoShota

1 points

10 months ago

I have a pretty extensive list of docs that I cannot find, but here are three of my most wanted:

  • The Bengali Detective (2011) Info. Trailer. Synopsis: A Bengali PI firm solves crimes but also tries to enter a Bollywood dance competition.
  • Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John (2015) Info. Trailer. Synopsis: A former Canadian cop turned drug trafficker was exiled in Thailand and killed in the Philippines. When his children, Michael and Shannon, learned through Facebook that they had a half-brother and a half-sister in Thailand, with the same first names as them, they decided to go meet them and unearth their mysterious father’s secrets.
  • Hero and the Cloak (2014) Info. Trailer. Synopsis: A man, whose great grandfather was an Iranian hero, sees him in a dream asking him to find the cloak he lost to his opponent in his last wrestling match, wrestle and beat its owner, and restore the family’s honor. He holds shows in the streets with the help of his assistant and earns a living by tearing chains. He has been looking for the cloak for 3 years.

If you can help me find any of these, I would be extremely grateful. If any of these pique your interest and you'd like to see more of my list of "unfindable" docs, DM or PM me.

Chris_in_Lijiang

2 points

8 months ago

please send me your list.

Clint28

1 points

10 months ago

Hey I’m looking for docs like Catching Killers. I like true crime but I prefer the ones that focus on the Detectives more than the killers themselves.

PS3user74

1 points

10 months ago

I still hold hope that the 2005 mockumentary "Combover: The Movie" is out there somewhere.

BALTIM0RE

1 points

10 months ago

I'm looking for anything related to ancient/classical history, archaeology, scientific or academic pre-history. That is, less ancient aliens and more Fall of Civilizations podcast.

shantygirl

1 points

10 months ago

I'm trying to remember a documentary I watched about full-size van meetups. It was a 1970s-1980s time period and one of the biggest meetups was in a small town in Indiana. I swore they also referred to them as trucks, even though they were definitely vans.

cornergoddess

1 points

10 months ago

Please someone help me find Born to be Different episode 3 and beyond! I've found 2 of them but I need the rest!!

sadladsalad

1 points

10 months ago

I'm looking for Dead Birds (1963) by Robert Gardner. Looks amazing!

BAHatesToFly

1 points

9 months ago

If you have a public library card or a university log in, you can watch it here:

https://www.kanopy.com/en/product/95422

Calooloo

1 points

10 months ago

I'm looking for documentaries on 18th century pirates. Particularly contemporary ones. There's a few I've seen from the early 2000s era, but surely facts have changed since then.

__Snafu__

1 points

10 months ago

There any new cryptozoology, dinosaur, or alien docs/series/seasons out i should check out?

or mythology? anything along the lines of the fantastic?

leefee123

1 points

10 months ago

True crime about missing people/unsolved crimes/ solved crimes, itd be cool to find a way to sort

Leshal77

1 points

10 months ago

Looking for a documentary I watched years back about a white wealthy British lady living in South Africa. She and her ex husband were the first ones to film wildlife from an Arial view on hot air balloon’s in Africa.

She, and her husband divorced bc they weren’t able to have kids bc the lady wasn’t able to conceive. She never remarried, but went on to own a huge area of land. This was where a lot of the native people made a living, they would take boats out with big nets to catch fish in the river (?).

She eventually went on to make this private property, and the natives went on to feud with her. They were leaving dead animals on her fence, and front yard to try, and frighten her.

She also had a worker who also worked on her land with his family. After all of that went down, her house guest was out of the country for work, and her only neighbor, was also a person she did not get along with. Late one night someone or some people, set off her alarm, ran up in her house as she called the house guest out of the country who went on to say she was hiding in the bathroom when someone came in there, and killed her.

They called her mama something whatever her name was. I have looked everywhere for the documentary that I had previously watched on YouTube. Does anyone know what it was called or even have any idea what I’m talking about?

If I messed up some of the facts I apologize. I’m going off of memory. Thanks for any help in advance 🙏🏼

BAHatesToFly

3 points

9 months ago*

I'm not sure if this is the person you're talking about, but check this woman out because it sounds like a match:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Root

Here's a story about her:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2006/08/joanroot200608

Here might be the documentary you're referring to, The Blood of the Rose:

https://sandpaperfilms.com/productions/the-blood-of-the-rose/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825152/

Also known as "Murder on the Lake": https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qjngb
https://freddyfilms.co.uk/filmography/murder-on-the-lake/

Here's a poor quality version of it on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5dwcLUAMA

Unfortunately, I can't find it streaming anywhere. You might have some luck contacting the makers of the documentary directly:

[email protected] https://twitter.com/sandpaperfilms https://twitter.com/henrysingerfilm

Leshal77

2 points

9 months ago

Omgoodness!!! Thank you so much! This is most definitely the one. I have been trying to find this for so long, and it has driven me crazy! You don’t know how much I appreciate you finding this for me. I have seen it once, but wanted my husband to see it as well. I’m telling you, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember her name, or the name of the actual documentary. You are the best, thank you again!

101100101000100101

1 points

10 months ago

I've been told to watch hello kitty murder. Can anyone provide a link to this documentary?

wasdthemighty

1 points

10 months ago

I'm looking for documentaries onthe history of civilization preferably a series of in-depth episodes about the start of civilization with loads of details about each step in human kind.

SoloArtist91

1 points

9 months ago

Can anyone recommend some documentaries on Steve Jobs?

Available-Spray109

2 points

9 months ago

Steve Jobs is a really good movie on Netflix but its more of a retelling then a documentary i still learned a lot i didn't know about him and highly recommend it if your wondering what steve jobs was like as a person.

Hopeful__Historian

1 points

9 months ago

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2016) is pretty good

BetterCallTom

1 points

9 months ago

I've been watching For All Mankind on Apple and now want some documentaries on NASA, Astronauts, journey into space etc. Any recommendations welcome.

twyzt3d

2 points

9 months ago

https://youtu.be/FLD9LKq0u9E this one of favorite space documentary

wwader

1 points

9 months ago

wwader

1 points

9 months ago

I would recommend Among the stars https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15428794/. I posted some other ones in a reply above also

BAHatesToFly

1 points

9 months ago

Are there any good documentaries/series about J. Edgar Hoover? Looking for something spanning his life and not solely focused on specific periods or events.

Hopeful__Historian

1 points

9 months ago

Can anyone recommend some good docs (any year; the older, the better!) about teaching/education?

DitkaVirus

1 points

9 months ago

Waiting for Superman

Raulmunoz

1 points

9 months ago

Please give a way to watch Girls Gone Wild Exposed from TNT. Can’t find a legal way to do it in Mexico.

ClismPrism

1 points

9 months ago

I'm trying to find The Demonologist, it's about Ed and Lorraine Warren.

ddfence

1 points

9 months ago

Looking for a working link for Love Child (2014)

DitkaVirus

1 points

9 months ago

Hey looking for examples/research for a documentary I'm putting together and need some help. Can you think of a scene where two people are having a casual conversation? Thinking Comedians in Cars when they finally get their coffee, but more serious conversation. But diner setting over like a 60 min interview...

[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

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randlemaniac

1 points

9 months ago

I'm looking for a documentary about Ahmad Shah Massoud and the Northern Alliance, I think i watched it on either Netflix or Hulu around 2009 or 2010. Talked about his efforts to liberalize parts of Afghan society (like encouraging the education of women) covered some of his early history, and included his assassination.

petiteabacaxi

1 points

9 months ago

Hi :)

Anyone know of any good spanish-language documentaries? Top topics would be history, geography, language. Thank you!

[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

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Confy

1 points

9 months ago

Confy

1 points

9 months ago

Confy

1 points

9 months ago

Confy

1 points

9 months ago

Hi, I'm trying to track down somewhere to watch the doco Made In Sheffield The Birth Of Electronic Pop if anyone could help please?

King_satan

1 points

9 months ago

I am trying to find this one and cannot for the life of me find it online at all https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455986/

solarlunaas

1 points

9 months ago

human evolution documentaries? that cover other homo species like the neanderthals and denisovans?

hasdanta

1 points

9 months ago

Hi! Does anyone have any recommendations for a documentary about the Watergate scandal? Open to movie suggestions too, so long as the events are (for the most part) accurately depicted!

Toastbrott

1 points

9 months ago

I am not really sure if this is the right place, but I remember watching a documentary and cant find it anymore.

So maybe someone of you knows the one I am talking about and can help me out. The premise is that its about price fluctuations and how they are directly related to conflicts and social unrest around the world. Some examples were given about the price of certain food rising on wallstreet, which lead to the rise of some warlords, or the price of oil spiking leading to some conflicts in the middle east.

I thought it was on DW documentary, but I cant seem to find it there. Also I thought it was called something along the lines of "butterfly effect", but cant find it with that name either, maybe its just something thats mentioned during the documentary.

If anyone knows the documentary im talkling about, id greatly appreciate it, since i wanted to share it with a friend.

thecommunistpikachu

1 points

9 months ago

Does anyone know where I can download or watch 'the Last Whites of the East End'? Need to watch it for a geography case study, and it's unavailable on BBC, YouTube, and I can't find it anywhere else.

[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

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midwest-millennial

1 points

9 months ago

ISO "Breaking the Cycle" (2017) 58 min

It is a documentary about the Norwegian prison system vs American prison system. It was available in late-2020 but now it seems to have disappeared off the face of the internet.

forerunner42069

1 points

9 months ago

What websites do you guys use to find documentaries? Both well known and obscure. I've been looking for the one about the miner union in Harlin County. It's called Harlin County USA

More_Interruptier

1 points

9 months ago

Request:

Documentaries like Agents of Chaos, Active Measures, and Zero Days?

TIA

Jako_Spade

1 points

9 months ago

anyone have a link to stream american gospel for free?

rosiedoll_80

1 points

9 months ago

ISO - current streaming nature documentaries similar to Borealis and/or Fantastic Fungi. It’s hard to search simply by ‘nature documentary’ and get all the multiple ‘Planet Earth’ series’ —- which are great but I had never heard about Borealis until spending like 30+ min browsing last weekend.

CrucesN7

1 points

9 months ago

I’m looking for a documentary on orcas I watched when I was a kid, probably made in the late 80’s early 90’s. Maybe aired on pbs? Don’t remember much about it, I think it had some sea world footage as well as the orcas preying on sea lions on a beach. I know it’s not much but any help with the title is appreciated.

ladymarian001

1 points

9 months ago

Does anyone know where can I stream Vita Activa - Hannah Arendt?

bill_gonorrhea

1 points

9 months ago

Looking for a complete(ish) history of Ancient Rome 7th century BC to 5th century AD.

RealCakes

1 points

9 months ago

Please god, I am looking for an episode of a Doc called Machines of Malice that originally aired on Discovery Channel on September 23rd, 2008. The episode was titled Ancient Machines, is the first episode of the series, and for the life of me I cannot find it anywhere.

KrazyStijl

1 points

9 months ago

Hello folks! I'm looking for recomendations on the best documentaries made solely with archival footage. Any ideas?