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What documentaries for a 2-year-old, like Babies?

Documentaries/movies like Babies for 2-year-old? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 26, 2011 - 7 answers

America on film

I teach ESL to new refugees and they have expressed a desire to see movies that tell them about or show America. They want to know about the different landscapes, accents, lifestyles, etc. I'm looking for suggestions for simple, visually descriptive films that feature a wide variety of geographical locations and Americans. Can you think of any? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Feb 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Çatal Höyük to The Anger in Egypt

Can you suggest great, chronological, world history documentary series? [more inside]
posted by Sustainable Chiles on Feb 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Positive movies about body image, body acceptance and beauty?

National Eating Disorders Week is coming up, and we're looking to hold a film screening at my college. What are some good (positive!) movies/documentaries that deal with body image, body acceptance and beauty ideals? [more inside]
posted by camcol on Jan 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Website with top 50 documentaries of all time?

About a year or two ago, I saw this great website that provided a list of the top 50 influential documentaries ever made. (Including a video streaming of each documentary with a short written analysis of why it was so influential) Can you please help me find that site again? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Nov 2, 2010 - 5 answers

I want to learn more about unnatural disasters.

What are some great environmental documentary films and/or series? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Sep 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Who makes documentary films like Frederick Wiseman?

Who are the artistic heirs to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman? Which contemporary individuals/groups are making similar films, filming similar things, or documenting life in the U.S. (with or without film) in similar ways? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Sep 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Advertising/Marketing/PR/Consumerism

Looking for some good documentaries on advertising, marketing, public relations & consumerism to help teach an undergraduate class! We have a list of possible documentaries already (we will show selected excerpts - not the entire thing) but were wondering if we were missing anything out and what the Hive Mind might suggest! Good "teaching moment" video clip suggestions based on Mad Men and other fictional advertising/marketing/PR/consumerism-themed films and TV shows are also welcome. Or perhaps there are even good relevant scenes from documentaries which are primarily about some other topic. Thanks for any help... it's much appreciated! Full list that we already have compiled inside... [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Aug 20, 2010 - 18 answers

TV shows that I can learn something from?

What are some great, informative TV series? Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Ken Burns's Jazz, Matthew Colling's This Is Modern Art, Robert Winston's The Human Body--what else is in this vein? I'd much rather a recommendation of a series, as opposed to a single one-off documentary. What should I watch that is captivating and teaches me something?
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 26, 2010 - 72 answers

Short online documentaries?

Looking for free, short online film, or preferably documentaries I can watch during my lunch break (i.e. no more than 30 minutes in length). [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Jul 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Online documentaries?

Do you know any sites with a wide variety of social documentaries that aren't overly partisan? [more inside]
posted by shinybaum on Jun 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Average Life Of A [__]

Looking for more "average life" documentaries. [more inside]
posted by iarerach on Jun 29, 2010 - 31 answers

Online documentaries, non-US-only, no politics?

In bed, need some good documentaries that're available on-line. Not that interested in politics or nature. Must be viewable in Canada. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

What else to watch?

Louis Theroux's documentaries - both the sillier earlier ones and the recent more solemn ones - are perhaps my very favourite things to watch. What other documentaries / shows might I enjoy?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jun 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Best movies about modern art?

What are the best movies or documentaries about modern art??
posted by mortaddams on Apr 25, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me move on from YouTube

Where can I watch quality video online without needing to register, share files or download special software or media players? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Apr 23, 2010 - 12 answers

I love watching chickens thaw...and hillbillies...

Seeking documentary suggestions, slightly specific. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Apr 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Docudramas?

Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 21, 2010 - 21 answers

Don't fire until you see the whites of their iPods.

What are some good, informative, and accurate documentaries and/or podcasts covering the various American presidencies? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

I need a happy ending!

Please recommend some uplifting, inspiring, happy, fun movies/documentaries that will restore one's faith in humanity. The tone of Pixar's UP is perfect, though it need not be animated.
posted by desjardins on Mar 16, 2010 - 85 answers

Highlife Documentary Recommendations?

Where can I find documentaries on the Nigerian Highlife musical movement? [more inside]
posted by CharlesV42 on Mar 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Best B-movie docs

What are the best documentaries about b-movies, fandoms, and weird or niche interests which often involve a widespread community, such as zombies? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Dec 23, 2009 - 22 answers

What movies or documentaries about motorcycles would my boyfriend like?

What movies or documentaries about motorcycles would my boyfriend like? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 16, 2009 - 29 answers

Good books / Documentaries on the Middle East?

Good books or documentaries about the middle east [more inside]
posted by happydude123 on Dec 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Documentaries on the Israel/Palestine conflict?

Documentaries on the Israel/Palestine conflict? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Dec 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Recommend some douchebag documentaries

Please recommend some documentaries about douchebags. [more inside]
posted by pollex on Nov 28, 2009 - 46 answers

Help a workaholic have a productive break.

I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Nov 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Quien Es Mas Macha?

While on my nice, safe treadmill at the pleasant, well-lit gym, I like to watch dramatic, character-driven documentaries like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, and Carrier. Any suggestions for other nonfiction TV shows like that, with women in the starring roles? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Documentaries for fledgeling documentarians?

Which documentaries to watch? [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Aug 8, 2009 - 47 answers

What is the Name of This Tornado Doc?

Inspired by this thread, I am trying to remember the name of a tornado special that aired, I think, on HBO several years ago. [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Jul 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Documentastic!

Free, _downloadable_, science documentaries? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Apr 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Shine on, you crazy diamonds!

Favourite psychedelic / drug / shaman / consciousness related books? My brother met a shaman in South American and has given me his credit card and asked me to order him a bunch of books. Think Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Alexander Shulgin, Carlos Castaneda, DMT, Ayahuasca... *Documentary/DVD recommendations welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by mjao on Mar 10, 2009 - 36 answers

Where's best on the net to get information about new documentaries (in order to interview their makers)?

Where are the best places on the web for news, information — and, if available — streaming versions/trailers of new indie documentaries? (I'm interested in interviewing their directors on the radio and thus promote the films.) [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 answers

What documentaries should I "Watch Instantly" on Netflix?

What are some of the best documentaries available to watch instantly on Netflix? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Dec 7, 2008 - 44 answers

Is there anything like Salt or Duke's Center for Doc Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Is there anything like Salt or Duke's Center for Doc Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region?
posted by melodykramer on Nov 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Documentary equivelants of informative history/science books?

Looking for good documentaries that are truly informative (i.e. a kind of textbook in movie format). What are the best documentaries you've seen that left you much more informed about basic history and human knowledge? [more inside]
posted by the other side on Oct 28, 2008 - 28 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director. Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them. What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work? Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically. I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
posted by aschwa5 on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

War Room?

ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room? [more inside]
posted by jca on Mar 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Books about Down Under

Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 7, 2008 - 11 answers

DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?"

DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?" [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for books, articles, podcasts and documentaries to prevent brain stagnation

In the spirit of this post, what have you read or seen lately (or not so lately) that has changed your mind? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Fistful of....fun documentaries?

I just watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters and loved it. Any other pop culture type documentaries out there I might like? [more inside]
posted by hiptobesquare on Nov 26, 2007 - 31 answers

wanted: source and wording of a quote. warm fuzzy feelings of helping someone as reward.

wanted: help with the source of and exact wording for a quote. [more inside]
posted by ancamp on Oct 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Can you reccomend documentaries about line cooks or kitchens?

I am looking for documentaries about line cooks or restaurant kitchens. [more inside]
posted by notchristopher on Oct 24, 2007 - 20 answers

How to get myself employed in NGC, Discovery, BBC documentary crews

How can a Indian software engineer join documentary/photography crew of National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, PBS or other similar production houses? What kind of jobs are available in these organizations? Are there similar jobs (outside of the documentary business) that can take me to such places and pay for it? Low salary not an issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2007 - 8 answers

YouTube for Serious People

Help me find issue-oriented video "backgrounders." [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on Jan 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Dolphin documentary

What is the best dolphin documentary you have seen? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Nov 23, 2006 - 4 answers

A surrealistic antartic mock-documentary?

Help remember the name of this this film, please. A surrealistic mock-documentary about an ill-fated antarctic expedition. [more inside]
posted by scottr on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Polish/Ukrainian Film Recommendations

I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice on Jul 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Man, I saw this awesome documentary four years ago...

Help me find documentaries that aired 3-6 years ago... [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on May 4, 2006 - 3 answers

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