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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#21  Postby The_Piper » Nov 20, 2015 3:41 pm

Yeah that is insane. :shock: I haven't been watching any doc's lately because of Fargo.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#22  Postby Macdoc » Nov 20, 2015 3:55 pm

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#23  Postby Animavore » Nov 20, 2015 4:09 pm

Nova documentary, Dawn of Humanity. Excellent documentary about our early ancestry.

NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. At the center of the discovery is paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, a character brimming with enthusiasm and opinions, whose claims have stirred long controversy in the contentious field of human origins. Join NOVA to solve a two million year-old "crime scene" and dig into extraordinary new clues about what made us human.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5016956/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#24  Postby catbasket » Nov 20, 2015 9:58 pm

That sounds interesting. Luckily it was also on the other channel so I have it available to watch at a convenient time.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#25  Postby Macdoc » Dec 02, 2015 10:33 pm

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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#26  Postby NamelessFaceless » Dec 03, 2015 8:02 pm

I just finished Man on Wire. Beautiful, really beautiful film.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#27  Postby Macdoc » Dec 04, 2015 12:19 am

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decent.....actually better than decent....quite remarkable.. :coffee:
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#28  Postby catbasket » Dec 08, 2015 11:07 am

Animavore wrote:Nova documentary, Dawn of Humanity. Excellent documentary about our early ancestry.
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NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. At the center of the discovery is paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, a character brimming with enthusiasm and opinions, whose claims have stirred long controversy in the contentious field of human origins. Join NOVA to solve a two million year-old "crime scene" and dig into extraordinary new clues about what made us human.

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Watched that last night. Excellent indeed :thumbup:
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#29  Postby catbasket » Dec 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Icebound: The Greatest Dog Story Ever Told
Documentary about an adventure that has become known as the greatest dog story ever told and captured the imagination of children and adults throughout the world for almost a century.
On January 28 1925, newspapers and radio stations broke a terrifying story - diphtheria had broken out in Nome, Alaska, a city separated from the rest of the world for seven months by a frozen ocean. With aviation still in its infancy and amidst one of the harshest winters on record, there was only one way to reach the town - dogsled. In minus 60 degrees, over 20 men and at least 150 dogs, among them the famous Balto, set out to relay the antitoxin across 674 miles of Alaskan wilderness to save the town.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#30  Postby Macdoc » Dec 09, 2015 9:49 pm

and that .....is the birth of the Iditarod. - thanks for tip.
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#31  Postby catbasket » Dec 10, 2015 9:13 pm

Patagonia with Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards fulfils a lifelong dream to explore Patagonia, and the unique attempt to preserve Welsh culture by isolating a Welsh community in one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. 150 years after the pioneers arrived, Huw meets their descendants and asks what remains of the culture the forefathers wanted to safeguard.

Being a bit Welsh I found this fascinating.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#32  Postby Macdoc » Dec 10, 2015 9:43 pm

So much to watch ....too little time sigh
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#33  Postby The_Piper » Dec 10, 2015 10:22 pm

catbasket wrote:Patagonia with Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards fulfils a lifelong dream to explore Patagonia, and the unique attempt to preserve Welsh culture by isolating a Welsh community in one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. 150 years after the pioneers arrived, Huw meets their descendants and asks what remains of the culture the forefathers wanted to safeguard.

Being a bit Welsh I found this fascinating.

That would be interesting. Not that I'm Welsh. Just for the anthropology aspect, plus Patagonia is interesting to me on it's own.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#34  Postby The_Piper » Dec 10, 2015 10:26 pm

I watched the first hour of American Photography: A Century of Images. (I think this is the one) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276772/
Much more fascinating than I expected. Also a younger Neil DeGrasse Tyson has at least one soundbite. :)
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#35  Postby Macdoc » Dec 11, 2015 5:33 am

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THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History
Premiered September 14, 2014. Check local listings for repeat broadcasts.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative This seven-part, fourteen hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#36  Postby irreligionist » Dec 11, 2015 6:06 am

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Interesting. I felt a bit bad for the narwhal, though.
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#37  Postby The_Piper » Dec 11, 2015 1:50 pm

They must have eaten a narwhal? :( :shifty:
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#38  Postby irreligionist » Dec 11, 2015 10:36 pm

Image they round up, kill and eat whole pods of them

(the inuit so far think the arrival of the orcas is a good thing as it makes the narwhal easier for them to catch, but when they wipe them out that far south...)
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#39  Postby The_Piper » Dec 11, 2015 11:06 pm

irreligionist wrote:Image they round up, kill and eat whole pods of them

(the inuit so far think the arrival of the orcas is a good thing as it makes the narwhal easier for them to catch, but when they wipe them out that far south...)

Bummer, I didn't know inuit ate narwhals. I wonder if they'll eat the killer whales?
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Re: What's the last Documentary you watched?

#40  Postby Macdoc » Dec 15, 2015 2:33 am

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The usual brilliant coverage by Ken Burns. Nine 90 minute episodes.

Production[edit]
Stephen Ives and Ken Burns had worked together on several films, including The Civil War (1990) and Baseball (1994).[1] In 1988, Ives created his own production company, Insignia Films, and began working on The West as director, with Burns signed on to the project as executive producer.[1] In order to create The West, the film crew traveled over 100,000 miles (160,000 km) via airplane, conducted 72 interviews, visited 74 archives and collections, and filmed more than 250 hours of footage.[2] Notable interviewees included the historians Stephen Ambrose, J. S. Holliday, and Richard White; the novelists Maxine Hong Kingston and N. Scott Momaday; the environmentalists and writers Terry Tempest Williams and Marc Reisner; and the politicians Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Ann Richards, Stewart Udall, and Ralph Yarborough.[3]

Many notable actors lent their voices to The West, including Adam Arkin, Ossie Davis, Keith Carradine, John Lithgow, Mary Stuart Masterson, Blythe Danner, the famous playwright Arthur Miller, and Jimmy Smits. The film's narrator, Peter Coyote, later also narrated Burns' documentary film, The National Parks (2009).
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