Since i've got my college degree a few weeks back, i've got a lot of spare time.
I've got a job but that's only good for 24 hours a week.
So i've been watching some documentaries lately, some have been real eye opening, others just plain interesting to watch.
I decided to compile my own top 10 and share those with you.
Hoping to give you all some good nights on the couch with a bag of chips and bottle of brew
Some of you might find them as interesting as i did.
#1 - Walt Disney Ufo Documentary
Rare Disney UFO documentary, this documentary was only broadcast once in five US states, then it was shelved and never broadcast again. This
version is the complete uncut feature, recorded to VHS video when it was first broadcast on celestial tv.
Not much info on the documentary itself but certainly
worth a watch!
#2 - Bottled
a new documentary about the bottled water industry from director Stephanie Soechtig and the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car?, is a pretty
damning look at how consumers have been tricked into spending too much money on water packaged in plastic and quite often not as clean as what’s
available from the faucet.
#3 - The Secret Government
In the revealing PBS video documentary The Secret Government, host Bill Moyers exposes the inner workings of a secret government much more vast
that most people would ever imagine. Though originally broadcast in 1987, it is even more relevant today. Interviews with respected top military,
intelligence, and government insiders reveal both the history and secret objectives of powerful groups in the hidden shadows of our
#4 - The World According To Monsanto
The World According to Monsanto pieces together the story of the St. Louis, Missouri, corporation, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and
first-hand accounts by scientists, civil society representatives, victims of the company’s toxic activities, lawyers, politicians, and
representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. Based on a three-year investigation in North and South
America, Europe and Asia, the film tells the tale of an industrial empire that, thanks in part to misleading reports, collusion with the American
government, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption, has become one of the world’s biggest seed manufacturers.It shows how the clean, green
image conveyed by the company’s advertising serves as a smoke screen for Monsanto’s quest for market supremacy, to the detriment of global food
security and environmental stability.
#5 - Nature Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events Chris Packham presents this documentary investigating unusual natural events, with the help of eyewitness accounts,
scientists and footage of the occurrences. The phenomena he explores include a storm that turned Sydney crimson, moths that cocooned a car in Holland,
a case of exploding toads and disturbing plagues of mice and locusts.
In the first programme of this two-part series, Chris Packham takes us around the world to the scene of some of the weirdest natural events on the
planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts and the science behind each phenomenon. There is the
mysterious case of the car cocooned by caterpillars in Holland, and the baffling case of the exploding toads in Germany. In Switzerland a lakeside
town is entombed in ice and a once in a lifetime storm turns Sydney, Australia crimson overnight. There are some disturbing plagues of mice and
locusts and a swarm of ladybirds. And finally there are extraordinary strandings of starfish, crabs and whales. Chris tells the real story of the
events behind the headlines and helps to explain what on earth happened.
The second in this two-part series about the weirdest natural events on the planet features the incredible sea foam which turns part of the Australian
coast into what looks like the world's biggest bubble bath. Plus there is a look at the mysterious death of thousands of sea birds on America's west
coast, and the otherworldly phenomenon known as milky seas. Other strange events include thousands of birds falling from the sky in America, causing
panic and predictions of the apocalypse among the residents, and the fish that fell from the sky in south London. And finally there is the story of
the truly terrifying holes which open up in the earth's crust and swallow not only buildings, but in the case of a nature reserve in Florida, an
#6 - The Fluoride Deception
Hailed as a harmless chemical that would prevent tooth decay, new evidence shows how fluoride could be linked to serious health problems.
Fluoridation was first advanced in the US at the end of the second World War. Proponents argued that fluoride in water and toothpaste would help to
protect teeth and prevent decay.
Over the following decades, fluoride was added to public water supplies across the country. While the benefits of fluoridation have been held to be
unquestionable, accumulating evidence points to a frightening prospect: that fluoride may have serious adverse health effects, including infant
mortality, congenital defects and IQ.
Now a new book, titled “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate. According to Bryson,
research challenging fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. He says fluoridation is a triumph not of medical
science but of US government spin.
#7 - Walmart: The High Costs Of Low Prices
is a feature length documentary that uncovers a retail giant's assault on families and American values. The film dives into the deeply personal
stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath. A working mother is forced to turn to public assistance to
provide healthcare for her two small children. A Missouri family loses its business after Wal-Mart is given over $2 million to open its doors down the
road. A mayor struggles to equip his first responders after Wal-Mart pulls out and relocates just outside the city limits. A community in California
unites, takes on the giant, and wins!
#8 - Weapons Of Mass Deception
In their eye-opening new exposé, Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq, Rampton and Stauber take no prisoners
as they reveal - headline by headline, news show by news show, press conference by press conference - the deliberate, aggressive, and highly
successful public relations campaign that sold the Iraqi war to the American public.
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