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Thought Maybe
"Thought Maybe is an online library of films focused on topics challenging modern society, industrial civilisation, globalisation and dominant culture. This space is an independent and autonomous resource to inform, inspire and provoke action on radical social and political change. "
films  documentary 
november 2016 by tsuomela
Bluebird Man | One man's remarkable role in the successful recovery of bluebirds.
"Bluebird Man is a half hour documentary film about bluebird conservation and citizen science.  The film focuses on the efforts of 91-year-old Alfred Larson, who has been monitoring and maintaining over 300 nestboxes for bluebirds in Idaho for 35 years."
citizen-science  documentary  film  ornithology 
october 2015 by tsuomela
How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made - The Atlantic
"In this short documentary, filmmakers Jason Stanfield and Jordan Olshansky visit the studio of artist Bruce Riley, who paints abstract wonders with poured resin. His art blooms as he works; each layer of dripped paint reacts with the others, creating deep patterns that bear an uncanny resemblance to what a biologist might see under a high-powered microscope. "It's obvious when it works," Riley says. "It's obvious when it fails.""
video  documentary  art  abstract-art 
february 2015 by tsuomela
Internet Archive: Details: The Power of Nightmares
This film explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today. From the introduction to Part 1:

"Both [the Islamists and Neoconservatives] were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful. "
documentary  politics  media  terrorism  film  by(AdamCurtis)  psychology  philosophy  ideology  neoconservatism  fundamentalism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Minimovies - I Love Alaska - Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug
"I love Alaska tells the story of one of those AOL users. We get to know a religious middle-aged woman from Houston, Texas, who spends her days at home behind her TV and computer. Her unique style of phrasing combined with her putting her ideas, convictions and obsessions into AOL's search engine, turn her personal story into a disconcerting novel of sorts."
film  documentary  remix  searchengine  data  anonymity  online  queries 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Mind Hacks: Weaving a history of psychiatry from states of mind
BBC Radio 4 have just concluded a fantastic five part radio series called States of Mind on the history of psychiatry in the UK since the 1950s, covering the death of the asylum, to the age of Prozac, to visions of the future.
documentary  psychology  britain  history  20c  radio 
february 2009 by tsuomela
CBC News In Depth: Spin Cycles
A Series about Spin, the Spinners and the Spun by Ira Basen for CBC Radio The Sunday Edition
spin  documentary  politics  persuasion  radio  propaganda  canada  cbc 
october 2007 by tsuomela
GOOD COPY BAD COPY - a documentary about the current state of copyright and culture
copyright  intellectual-property  film  documentary 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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