Category Archives: Documentary Gallery

A place to share documentaries, which I have found interesting.

Headless Valley (Mel and Ethel Ross, 1958)…


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Date: October 02, 2021

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“Provincial Archives of Alberta, PR2004.0122/15.

This travel film was made by amateur filmmakers Mel and Ethel Ross about their expedition to the Nahanni National Park Reserve in Northwest Territories, Canada in 1958. They were drawn to the region by myths and folktales that painted the area, and particularly the Headless Valley or Nahanni Valley, as being a dangerous and mysterious place where prospectors and adventurers went missing or were killed in unexplained circumstances and later found decapitated.”

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Diver jumps in the water with pod of hunting orcas…


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Date: July 14, 2021

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“These scuba divers in the Galapagos Islands are witnessing something that few people ever get to see. After they finished their dive, they climbed out of the water and into a panga, a small inflatable boat that takes them from the larger cruise ship to their dive site. A pod of orcas has arrived and they are hunting and attacking a large ocean fish called a mola mola.

The mola mola itself is an incredibly rare sight. This one is in trouble as it struggles to avoid this pod of killer whales that are biting it. It is injured and it is not able to dive deep as it would normally do when threatened. It is defenseless and no match for killer whales, the ocean’s ultimate predator. The mola mola heads for the boat, possibly looking for a place to hide. The killer whales are also one of the ocean’s most intelligent creatures and they aren’t fooled by this attempt. They are also not shy and they regard the boat and the occupants with curiosity as they swim beneath.

Incredibly, one of the divers asks if he can go in and the dive master gives him the “go ahead”. The diver slips in and stays at the surface. His air from the previous dive will be very low and he isn’t going to go to any depth. But he cannot resist the urge to get into the ocean and swim with these amazing animals.

Killer whales are not known for attacking humans. Many people dive with them all over the world, without incident, and there is no reason for this diver to expect trouble here. Even so, it’s hard to be so confident when there are three orcas on the hunt with their prey drive fully engaged. It definitely takes bravery to be so close to one of the ocean’s largest and most powerful carnivores. Even great white sharks will not stay in an area inhabited by orcas. IN addition to their massive size and strength, they also possess the ability to communicate and hunt cooperatively, making them, without question, the most feared and respected animals on the planet.

This diver will never forget his good fortune to be in the water watching them hunting like this.”

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Mein Kampf: The Secrets of Adolf Hitler’s Book of Evil – Free Documentary Nature…


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Date: April 13, 2021

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“Today Adolf Hitler’s autobiography cum Nazi manifesto is still sold all over the world, under the counter, on the internet or simply at the bookshop. This 700 page book, published in 1925, was re-edited numerous times since the death of the author. How was it written? Was Hitler really the author? Were the war and the Holocaust truly inscribed in its pages? This documentary plunges deep into the secrets of Mein Kampf. A simple book of paradoxes: famous but unknown, fascinating and repulsive.”

I didn’t realize Adolf was such a lying little bitch…

…Not much of a man, that one.

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Capitaines de 15 ans – 1991 (HD 16.9)…


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Date: April 08, 2021

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“Deux voiliers affrétés par la Fondation Ushuaïa et douze ados de 12 à 16 ans dans une mission-découverte hors norme entre les Petites Antilles et le Venezuela. Partis de Martinique, nous atteignions le Venezuela après quatre semaines de navigation et la découverte des îles sud des Caraïbes. Puis, après un passage à Caracas, découverte des Llanos et expédition en forêt tropicale au cœur du Parc naturel du Rancho Grande, avec en écho le cri des singes hurleurs. Réunion de deux sujets.

Two sailboats chartered by the Ushuaia Foundation and twelve teenagers aged 12 to 16 on an extraordinary discovery mission between the Lesser Antilles and Venezuela. Leaving Martinique, we reached Venezuela after four weeks of navigation and the discovery of the southern Caribbean islands. Then, after a visit to Caracas, discovery of the Llanos and an expedition in the tropical forest in the heart of the Rancho Grande Natural Park, echoing the cry of the howler monkeys. Combination of two subjects.”

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1984 AUTHOR GEORGE ORWELL: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIS LIFE AND LEGACY…


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Date: March 08, 2021

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“George Orwell (1903 – 1950) A Life in Pictures is a docudrama about the life story of the British author, novelist, essayist, and journalist.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right”. — George Orwell, 1984.

This documentary is important because his insights into human society are relevant to the current world political affairs. He was a man of strong opinions who wrote about major topics related to the political views and historical movements of the 20th century. His views are still very relevant to our times, the first quarter of the 21st century and it is also a warning.

His best-known novels are “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. Both novels have been turned into films and have enjoyed immense popularity.

Orwell’s work had a great impact on popular and political culture. Many of his neologisms entered the language together with the term Orwellian, which describes a situation, idea, or societal condition identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society.

The New York Times ranked Orwell second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers of the 20th century and in 2016, his statue was installed in front of the BBC in London.

Some of his famous quotes:

-In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
-The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
-Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
-Double think means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
– If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
– In the face of pain, there are no heroes.
-Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
– We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
-To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

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Evangelical Christians in the USA…


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Date: January 18, 2021

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“Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns.

This documentary explores the core beliefs of America’s fundamentalist Christians – including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features interviews with conservative evangelicals who, for example, believe that God created the world in six days about 6,000 years ago.

Our reporters traveled to the state of Kentucky to visit a Creation Museum and a Christian theme park that features a life-size model of Noah’s Ark.

Christian churches in the US play a major social role, especially in rural areas. They operate schools and universities, and organize music festivals that celebrate their faith.

Most fundamentalist Christians are opposed to abortion, pre-marital sex, and homosexuality. They believe that those who engage in these activities will be condemned to Hell. And some have formed paramilitary groups to defend themselves against those whom they perceive as enemies – including non-believers, Communists, and Muslims.”

In the first segment…all that money going straight into a trash can…

…Some would suggest, that is quite a fitting optic.

This documentary is a good overview, what it’s like growing up in this…I hope people recognize the various cultish practices employed here.

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Millionaire Life – not as easy as it sounds…


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Date: January 05, 2021

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“In the United States, nearly 80 billion lottery tickets and scratch cards are sold every year. Overnight the winners find themselves in charge of an astronomical fortune and at the center of the limelight.

David and Erica won 62 million US dollars, becoming the richest people in their county in a matter of seconds. Self-proclaimed “redneck millionaires”, they are determined not to let their newfound wealth cut them off from reality. Others take the opposite approach. When 51-year-old nurse, Jack, won the lottery, he immediately quit his job and began spending frivolously. The temptations for lottery winners are endless and the risks elevated. A third of winners end up in ruins. So what makes this industry so attractive, and what do the lives of the winners actually look like?”

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