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There is a TV and Movies group. I thought it would be nice to have a documentaries group as well. So, please post interesting documentaries here.

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Comment by Ali on September 29, 2013 at 5:53pm

I do not know if this is the right place, but :
The Changing Face of America

Comment by Chris on September 24, 2013 at 7:56pm

The other day I read that dung beetles use the milky way to navigate. So light pollution effects more than birds and sea turtles which The City Dark covers. I'm sure there are many others that become lost because of artificial light.

Comment by Chris on September 23, 2013 at 1:46am

The City Dark

Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America's brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.

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Comment by Chris on August 30, 2013 at 7:36pm

I accidentally deleted the first post to 5 Broken Cameras.

Here it is reposted;

5 Broken Cameras

Nominated for an Oscar®, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family's evolution over five years, witnessing a child's growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2013 at 7:31pm

Here's a link to "The Secret of the Seven Sisters"

A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world's oil.

On August 28, 1928, in the Scottish highlands, began the secret story of oil.

Three men had an appointment at Achnacarry Castle - a Dutchman, an American and an Englishman.

The Dutchman was Henry Deterding, a man nicknamed the Napoleon of Oil, having exploited a find in Sumatra. He joined forces with a rich ship owner and painted Shell salesman and together the two men founded Royal Dutch Shell.

The American was Walter C. Teagle and he represents the Standard Oil Company, founded by John D. Rockefeller at the age of 31 - the future Exxon. Oil wells, transport, refining and distribution of oil - everything is controlled by Standard oil.

The Englishman, Sir John Cadman, was the director of the Anglo-Persian oil Company, soon to become BP. On the initiative of a young Winston Churchill, the British government had taken a stake in BP and the Royal Navy switched its fuel from coal to oil. With fuel-hungry ships, planes and tanks, oil became "the blood of every battle".

The new automobile industry was developing fast, and the Ford T was selling by the million. The world was thirsty for oil, and companies were waging a merciless contest but the competition was making the market unstable.

That August night, the three men decided to stop fighting and to start sharing out the world's oil. Their vision was that production zones, transport costs, sales prices - everything would be agreed and shared. And so began a great cartel, whose purpose was to dominate the world, by controlling its oil.

Four others soon joined them, and they came to be known as the Seven Sisters - the biggest oil companies in the world.

I'm dissapointed with the new Al Jazeera America that took over Al Gore's station "Current TV." Al Jazeera English isn't much better than BBC America. I'm glad I have the internet so I can watch and read international versions of news.

 

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