About to start teaching a Current Issues class to high school students. Need recommendations about quality documentaries that can supplement what we will cover in the class. [more inside]
posted by dealing away
on Feb 19, 2010 -
Looking for the name of a British television documentary series dealing with the social history of Britain as seen through its television comedies. Screened in 2009. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE
on Feb 9, 2010 -
Beyond Film Distribution for Dummies: What do I need to know about distributing my feature-length grassroots documentary film? (specific q's inside) [more inside]
posted by mtgoldma
on Feb 9, 2010 -
Can you help me identify movies about exercise? About working out, exercise trends, aerobics, jazzercise, etc. Sort of in the vein of this
SNL skit. To clarify, I am NOT looking for instructional videos [unless they are really funny or bizarre], documentaries are okay, but mostly I would like suggestions of movies...about exercising.
posted by rokabiri
on Jan 26, 2010 -
When was the first time "school lunch" was ridiculed in a movie (most likely a teen flick) or a TV show? We're currently producing a documentary on school lunch, and we know that there was a cultural shift in how school lunch was perceived (great social achievement to grotesque laughingstock). If you can help us identify the first instance of this shift in popular culture, we'll give you a film credit.
posted by jacknose
on Nov 18, 2009 -
Is there any official source of DVDs or digital copies of Tony Eberhardt's 2003 film "Long Gone
" available in the US? The goal is for personal use, not presentation.
posted by Science!
on Nov 7, 2009 -
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 -
What are some documentaries/movies/video clips that are about the Annexation of Texas? [more inside]
posted by kylej
on Oct 23, 2009 -
I'm trying to track down a documentary I saw online years ago. Details are sketchy, but I remember either 8x8 or 16x16 pixel art animation - enlarged. I think they talked about Edison electrocuting an elephant, and many design and art related topics. Two people were narrating and I believe they worked for some kind of design firm. What is the name of, and for bonus points where can I find a copy of that film online?
posted by jeffmilner
on Oct 22, 2009 -
Is there a documentary that contains basic info (+ maybe some cultural info) for every country in the world? [more inside]
posted by nnevvinn
on Oct 16, 2009 -
If you were giving a crash course on the history of Berlin 1933-1990, and you were limited to just a couple films
, which ones would you assign? Documentaries preferred, and they must have some kind of English language option. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Oct 15, 2009 -
Looking for a documentary I once saw: Old ladies live together in a house for a while, sort of reality-style. Casual activities, them giving their thoughts on life. At least one of them English, maybe all. Possibly a lake there. Saw it on tv late 90s I think. Very tender. Know it? [more inside]
posted by Askr
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Where can one see/obtain the full version world's first live international satellite broadcast "Our World"? Does footage still exist besides the easy-to-find Beatles segment? [more inside]
posted by quarterframer
on Sep 29, 2009 -
I am going bonkers trying to find a documentary that I saw on PBS or the History Channel. I have googled for hours over the last few months to no avail. It was about the fall of Mayan or Aztecs. I now admit defeat and turn to the hive... [more inside]
posted by futz
on Sep 23, 2009 -
I keep hearing about a documentary from the 1970s called "Glass India" - about glass blowing in India. Does anyone know where to buy it or download it?
posted by abirae
on Aug 19, 2009 -
How can I find information on the average gross income from all streams (theatrical, DVD, VOD) for a documentary? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum
on Aug 2, 2009 -
I am trying to hunt down a documentary I saw around 5-10 years ago which was all about whirlpools and maelstroms. [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Jul 17, 2009 -
So this summer there is a big family reunion and, with my grandparents getting a bit older and more forgetful, I think it would be interesting to make some recordings. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee
on Jul 1, 2009 -
Does anyone remember a documentary, or show on PBS about someone researching an old kayak design, where the people doing the building paddled around Manhattan Island? [more inside]
posted by fnerg
on May 13, 2009 -
Looking for a video I saw on the internet before May 2008. It was an interview with a ton of post-processing, making it very surreal. Seeing this image
reminded me of the video.
I seem to remember the interviewer was an art student, or a student of the interviewee. The interviewee had been down on his luck, and it seemed as if the interview was happening in a soup kitchen or hostel. I associate two words with the interviewee: "video art", but I can't think of any sort of title he might have. [more inside]
posted by hatsix
on Apr 20, 2009 -
Looking for variety of different podcasts or radio shows to listen to. Please give me many recommendations. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 3, 2009 -
Name that Documentary: Hanging women over water (pond?) to feed organisms living inside the water. Aired around 2008. Possibly located in Asia. [more inside]
posted by ellighi
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Help me find an amazing summer program in documentary photography, digital storytelling, radio production, creative writing or journalism! [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Jan 23, 2009 -
HighSchoolDramaTeacherFilter: Any tips for doing documentary theater with students? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Jan 23, 2009 -
DVD recommendations needed - boxed sets of documentaries and historical/cultural overviews to put on in the background while I'm working. [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Many years ago I either heard or read a documentary about an American rock 'n' roll producer who was—according to this documentary—highly influential but never particularly famous, but whose name I cannot now recall. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama
on Dec 3, 2008 -
My wife, a high school teacher, has an extra period with her students tomorrow. She wants to show them something (documentary, TV episode) interesting and have a discussion afterward. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by FeldBum
on Oct 28, 2008 -
Looking for a documentary about subliminal messaging, the power of suggestion and holding up a armored truck. [more inside]
posted by notchristopher
on Oct 4, 2008 -
I like to learn about how complex organizations and projects are run behind-the-scenes -- to see how decisions get made, how responsibilities are divided, what tools and technologies are used, how knowledge is documented and new workers trained. Recommend books, articles, films that do a good job documenting / explaining how a complex organization functions. [more inside]
posted by alb
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Homeworkfilter: what obscure (viz. not Ansel Adams) photographer should I explore? Who is doing creative and (intellectually) challenging work that I might not be familiar with? [more inside]
posted by cmyr
on Sep 27, 2008 -
I am leaving for Beijing in a few days. I am bringing a video camera and plan to interview English-speaking Chinese people on the street. My goal is to edit the footage together into an informative and insightful piece. If you could ask the people of China any question, what would it be?
posted by srkit
on Aug 8, 2008 -
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 -