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Documentaries

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited November 29 in General Banter

Any recommendations?

Hozan

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  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    wear two pairs of underpants.

    lobsterHozanShoshinKundo
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    And although it’s not a documentary this is fun and based on a true story

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited December 1

    And this might be interesting for people here... a full length docu on YouTube about the yogi’s of Tibet.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited December 1

    And today i’ve been watching this... Michael Palin in North Korea

  • Thanks @kerome. <3

    Finding too many serious documentaries on some listings. Doom and gloom and politics. Yuck as the attached say ;)

    Seen the Yogi vid and the Reece Witherspoon film.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Yes, @Kerome I watched that 2-part documentary when it first came out. Interesting viewing, isn't it?

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @federica said:
    Yes, @Kerome I watched that 2-part documentary when it first came out. Interesting viewing, isn't it?

    Yes, a whole state where they think very differently, it’s very 1984. It gives you a different appreciation of how human beings are built by parents and teachers. Something like the change of the soviet republics in the early 1990’s must have been a whole internal encounter for generations of Russians.

    But the fact that the state still controls so much of the society in North Korea is amazing. They seem to be doing a better job than the soviet planners in their time.

  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    There is an episode in the Netflix series called Chef's Table which features a Korean Buddhist nun talking about cooking, meditation, life...
    Pure delight...

    Unfortunately, I cannot copy the YouTube link, but here is a link discussing this episode:

    https://www.eater.com/2017/2/18/14653382/jeong-kwan-buddhist-nun-chefs-table

    HozanlobsterVimalajāti
  • @Buddhadragon your excellent recommendation reminded me of the documentary about Jiro ...

    HozanBuddhadragonVimalajāti
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @lobster said:
    @Buddhadragon your excellent recommendation reminded me of the documentary about Jiro ...

    That was an "Aha" moment...
    💕🙏

    Hozan
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    And there’s this one if you havent seen it before

    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/25545/wild-wild-country/p1

    I always find choosing documentaries a bit difficult because so many of them are either crappy in quality or poorly chosen in subject matter.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    This was good though... Crazywise on the confluence of madness and shamanic wisdom

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited December 5

    And I enjoyed this... The Reality of Truth about a journey to find the truth of life involving friends, shamanism and ayahuasca

    BuddhadragonHozanBuddha-Dude
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @Kerome said:
    And I enjoyed this... The Reality of Truth about a journey to find the truth of live involving friends, shamanism and ayahuasca

    Machu Pichu...
    How I love and miss my South American continent...!!
    ❤️

    Hozan
  • Thanks for the crazywise documentary recommendation @Kerome
    will check that out ... <3

    Some great resources on their site
    https://crazywisefilm.com/resources/

  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    I don't know if they would count as documentaries, but the filmmaker Ron Fricke has made, IMO, the two greatest films ever filmed, namely Baraka and it's sequel Samsara.

    I think that these are the only two films I would ever consider "required viewing".

  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    Samsara is better than Baraka, but that is only because it is newer, and has the benefit of comparatively modernized technology.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @Vimalajāti said:
    I don't know if they would count as documentaries, but the filmmaker Ron Fricke has made, IMO, the two greatest films ever filmed, namely Baraka and it's sequel Samsara.

    I think that these are the only two films I would ever consider "required viewing".

    I found Baraka on YouTube, seems to be the whole thing. Interesting that it attracted so few views, maybe down to their being no dialogue

    It seems to be about the lives of indigineous people, how they seem to be losing their place in a world of globalisation.

    Vimalajāti
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I watched Baraka and am going to have to come back on it’s theme... it’s multi themed even though it has no dialogue, the visual images tell a stranded story which just aims to impact you, you can take away from it what you like.

    For me the scenes which made the most lasting impression were the ones with humans like ants, scurrying in masses in underground’s, on pedestrian crossings, in shopping malls...

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    One documentary I saw recently which really captivated me was “Imagine... Philip Roth Unleashed” about the famous American novelist Philip Roth. It was really good stuff about the novels and their place and time in American history, told in a very engaging manner. It’s a bbc docu, on YouTube in its entirety.


    And one that I’d warn against is Zeitgeist on YouTube, it’s very popular but also very populist and poorly researched. Quite a lot of conspiracy theorist fodder in there.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Buddhadragon said:
    There is an episode in the Netflix series called Chef's Table which features a Korean Buddhist nun talking about cooking, meditation, life...
    Pure delight...

    Unfortunately, I cannot copy the YouTube link, but here is a link discussing this episode:

    https://www.eater.com/2017/2/18/14653382/jeong-kwan-buddhist-nun-chefs-table

    I managed to watch this today, and I have absolutely no shame in admitting that for many parts of the programme, my tears coursed slowly and silently down my cheeks.... I felt myself enviously yearning for such a simple, wonderful perfect life....

    And the food...!

    image

    lobster
  • Here is one of a Jain strolling in heaven ...

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think 'Merica! Veteran
    edited December 11

    Sam Harris had director Deeyah Khan on his podcast talking about her films Jihad and the Emmy winning White Right about these hateful ideologies and what to do about them. White Right is on Netflix in the US and UK so I decided to watch it. It has a very human and sincere look into this world and the effects it has on both its victims and its adherents.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Not exactly a documentary. But a sobering article just the same....

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