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i am currently watching "Capitalism:a love story" from Michael Moore. its pretty interesting i gotta say.
any favorite controversial documentaries? good directors?
this Michael Moore guy is kinda interesting. what does the Pit think about him?
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he does raise some good points, but he isnt really that great.
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He is almost as one sided as Fox News.
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though like deathdrummer said i think he does raise some good points


He is almost as one sided as Fox News.


yeah i got that impression. is there any political documentaries that dont hold a bias?

and to be clear i am not only interested in political documentaries but anything mildly interesting. boredom reigns in mundaneville

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I guess they're not really controversial but they are worth watching.

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He is almost as one sided as Fox News.

Difference being he's on the right side...


I highly recommend South of the Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about Hugo Chavez and other leaders of the left wing wave in Latin America. If you're interested in looking beyond American media's caricatures.
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the only truly non-biased documentary maker that I can think of is Louis Theroux.

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Difference being he's on the right side...

Except that he's on the left side .
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the only truly non-biased documentary maker that I can think of is Louis Theroux.


would you reccomend any of his work?



I highly recommend South of the Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about Hugo Chavez and other leaders of the left wing wave in Latin America. If you're interested in looking beyond American media's caricatures.



i certainly am.
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The Zeitgeist films were an interesting watch, and if you want something similar to 'Capitalism' but less obviously biased try reading Naomi Klein's 'No Logo'
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Difference being he's on the right side...

An even bigger difference is the fact that he isn't a 24-hour cable news network claiming to be "fair and balanced".
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Yea, anything by Louis Theroux. Some of the Panorama series by BBC are awesome. Their one on Scientology was both interesting and occassionally hilarious
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This is another good one, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which has been uploaded to Youtube in its entirety and is also about Venezuela:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id--ZFtjR5c

Basically, an Irish TV crew were filming a regular documentary about Hugo Chavez when a segment of the old money establishment, in collusion with a segment of the military and the major (privately owned) TV networks, launched a coup. And they caught it all on film, as well as the aftermath and the reaction of American leaders.

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Louis Theroux is awesome. I don't know how he stays so polite when talking to some people.
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yeah im sure a documentary on Scientology would be hilarious, though i would love to learn more about this religion.
i think i am going to check out this Theroux dude. any one of his films in particular that i might enjoy or should i dive right in?
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Louis Theroux is pretty awesome, doesn't take personal judgements on the people he documents, even the prisoners in the Miami jail he recently did a doc on. And they were jacking off onto the guards.

Michael Moore is an unsubtle, loud-mouthed idiot, who doesn't really understand what he's on about, and tends to be on the side of implying some kind of global capitalist conspiracy. Though he raises good points which I sometimes agree with, he's a dick.
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Louis Theroux is ace, incredibly polite, non-aggressive, eloquent and pretty funny. Watch the one, I think it's called medicated kids, it's brilliant.
I've also watched some of the Derren Brown documentaries about psychics/mediums etc and theyre quite good.
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Louis Theroux is pretty awesome, doesn't take personal judgements on the people he documents, even the prisoners in the Miami jail he recently did a doc on. And they were jacking off onto the guards.

Michael Moore is an unsubtle, loud-mouthed idiot, who doesn't really understand what he's on about, and tends to be on the side of implying some kind of global capitalist conspiracy. Though he raises good points which I sometimes agree with, he's a dick.

Not really, a conspiracy theorist goes after things he pulled outta thin air. Michael Moore goes after people that are right in front of us. Insurance companies, the Bush administration going to war on false reasoning, Wall Street banks ripping us off.
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'gaslands' made me rage.. but it wasn't too captivating... but there is a jam at the end that involves a banjo and a violin
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Adam Curtis makes incredible documentaries.
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any favorites?
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Another great documentarian I forgot to mention is John Pilger. Watch The War You Don't See or one of his many others.
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He is almost as one sided as Fox News.

This, I watched him in an argument with Bill O' Reilly. They were a lot alike.

I recently watched Who killed the Electric Car, Idk if it's that controversial though
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This, I watched him in an argument with Bill O' Reilly. They were a lot alike.

I recently watched Who killed the Electric Car, Idk if it's that controversial though



link to convo with O'Reilly?
personally i am looking for ANY interesting documentaries but the controversial ones are quite fun. who directed "Who killed the Electric Car?"?



Another great documentarian I forgot to mention is John Pilger. Watch The War You Don't See or one of his many others.



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Watch Louis Theroux and the Nazis. Seriously, if I was him, I would have started laughing in their faces about 5 mins in, but he keeps a central stance on it.

EDIT: You can get some of his stuff on this site: http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/louis-and-the-nazis-series-01-episode-01/12gy0nq8m
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thanks for the link degadeth. i find your username hilarious because in my native language Dega means "uncle". also i am quite sad that you have never watched star wars......
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same here. appreciate it dudes.

any good documentaries on religious groups or alternative lifestyles that you guys would recommend? i would love to watch something on Mormons. i heard that they have some kind of relationship with Native Americans and i would like to learn more.
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He is almost as one sided as Fox News.



Yeah, because CNN (or most other stations) obviously isn't disgustingly biased.
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Yeah, because CNN (or most other stations) obviously isn't disgustingly biased.

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