Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category


How Wolves Change Rivers

After watching this video I have three reactions:

  • Wow.
  • Welcome to the original worldwide web.
  • Yes Virginia, a small change today can result in a large change tomorrow.

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Chasing Ice

This is beautiful.

One man.

One dream.

One IMPOSSIBLE dream.

A team of people has been working to make his dream come true.

See their websites Chasing Ice and Extreme Ice Survey.

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10 Things We Love About Italy

“We traveled across Italy to make this short film., searching out our favorite foods (we know, mozzarella and many other things are missing), seeing how they are produced (and eaten). Enjoy!”

Filmed & edited by:
Daniel Klein ( twitter.com/perennialplate/ )
Mirra Fine ( twitter.com/kaleandcola/)

Filmed on 5d Mark iii w Canon 24-70, 70-200 2.8 L

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Internet Archive

Archive is a documentary focused on the future of long-term digital storage, the history of the Internet and attempts to preserve its contents on a massive scale.

Part one features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world’s largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.

The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.

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Brewster Kahle TED Talk: A digital library, free to the world

Brewster Kahle is building a truly huge digital library — every book ever published, every movie ever released, all the strata of web history … It’s all free to the public — unless someone else gets to it first.

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The Yes Men Fix the World

The Yes Men Fix the World opens in the UK on August 7th, with a live satelitte screening and debate in 21 cities around the country on August 11th. Find out more about the Yes Men pranksters at http://www.theyesmen.org

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The Lady

Michelle Yeoh plays Aung San Suu Kyi in ‘The Lady’

Journalist Rula Jebreal interviews ‘The Lady’ director Luc Besson.

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The Sagan Series

The Sagan Series is an educational project working in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population.

Part 1 – The Frontier Is Everywhere

Part 2 – Life Looks for Life

Part 3 – A Reassuring Fable

Part 4 – Per Aspera Ad Astra

Part 5 – Decide To Listen

Part 6 – End of an Era: The Final Shuttle Launch

Part 7 – The Long Astronomical Perspective

Part 8 – Gift of Apollo

The Sagan Series was created by @ReidGower http://twitter.com/reidgower

This video series reminds me of a recent quote from the Neal Stephenson, the author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World) and the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac.

Neal Stephenson: “I saw the best minds of my generation writing spam-filters.”

Source of quote: Solve for X: Neal Stephenson on getting big stuff done

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Curiosity: The Questions of Life [18+ © DiscoveryChannel]

[This blog post is for adults. It contains a Discovery Channel documentary on sexual pleasure. If you are offended easily do NOT view this post.]

Why Is Sex Fun?
With Maggie Gyllenhaal

Sexual pleasure is among the most prized, most meaningful and richest experiences known to man. But the orgasm is a true scientific puzzle. In men, it helps expel sperm. But in women, its role is unknown. Some feel it’s just a “bonus” but others think that it may help play a role in conception. Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts this revealing investigation — a true scientific first.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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