Random Questions: Recommend me some documentaries


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classikon
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220 posts since 2/2/14

18 Feb 2022 23:10
Scarface's disgust at Kanye's retainers left out on the table in the studio Laughing out loud
gonzoking
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840 posts since 13/3/11

19 Feb 2022 19:19
14 Peaks all day, what a fucking stud Nims is, first Gurkha to qualify for the SBS, summited Everest at 5.30am to beat the traffic then took that iconic picture of 100+ rich idiots queuing to get to the top
Mr.X.
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3185 posts since 23/6/13

21 Mar 2022 14:26
Bad Vegan (Netflix). Very bizarre, not a patch on the Tinder Swindler.

A crazy overweight lonely conman meets successful but naive Vegan restaurant owner. The oddest part for me was Alec Baldwin's role in the story.
Light_Sleeper
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35 posts since 1/11/17

23 Mar 2022 14:29
classikon wrote: Life Of Crime 1984-2020, HBO doc following three addicts in New Jersey over decades

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/30/life-of-crime-hbo-documentary-drugs-crime

Unrelentingly grim and there are no happy endings but really watchable

Watched this a few days ago and haven't stopped thinking about it.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

3 Apr 2022 08:22
Ken Burns - Muhammed Ali - 8parter - tonight - BBC
smith
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11789 posts since 5/5/04

3 Apr 2022 08:50
Thanks. That looks really good.

Can't watch the one with Will Smith anymore as would see too much comedy in it every time he gets angry. Sticking out tongue
jogon321
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728 posts since 13/4/12

10 Apr 2022 19:17
House Of Maxwell

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b64mbt

When Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of grooming and trafficking underage girls, she became a household name with her face on front pages of newspapers all over the world. But she wasn’t always the most notorious member of the Maxwell family.

This episode tells the story of how her father Robert started the extraordinary saga that is the Maxwell family story and the formative influence he had on the lives of Ghislaine and his other children. Secret tapes reveal for the first time the shockwaves his disappearance at sea sent through his business empire as news spread that millions in investors’ money had seemingly vanished with him.

In the early 1980s, when Ghislaine was still in her twenties, Robert finally achieved his dream of owning a major British newspaper, bringing his children into the heart of his rapidly growing empire. This story is told using never-seen-before archive and testimony from those who worked closely with Maxwell and his family, many of whom have never spoken before. They describe how Maxwell’s intense rivalry with Rupert Murdoch drove his ruthless ambitions to be one of the world’s greatest media moguls. It led to an extraordinary spending spree to try to crack America. With his daughter Ghislaine at his side in New York, Maxwell was lauded as he rescued one of the city’s most iconic newspapers. The rise of the Maxwells seemed unstoppable.

But behind the grandeur and illusions of grand success, all is not as it seems. When the news breaks of Robert’s mysterious disappearance off his yacht in the Canary Islands, Ghislaine and her mother travel to Tenerife and are met by a media frenzy.

But there’s another problem. Unreleased secret recordings of executives within his businesses show the rising panic as they began to realise there are huge holes in Robert’s company finances. It is the beginning of a scandal that will change the lives of all of the Maxwells forever.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

20 Apr 2022 12:28
Started the Muhammed Ali docu. 2 episodes in and highly recommend it.

A couple of Storyvilles…

The Truffle Hunters - really enjoyed this, very slow, great characters and dogs.

Misha and the Wolves - ok, not as wild as I thought it would be.
jogon321
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728 posts since 13/4/12

28 Apr 2022 19:16
Navalny

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0016txs/navalny

In August 2020, a plane travelling from Siberia to Moscow made an emergency landing. One of its passengers, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was deathly ill. Taken to a local Siberian hospital and eventually evacuated to Berlin, doctors there confirmed that he had been poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent implicated in attacks on other opponents of the Russian government. President Vladimir Putin immediately cast doubt on the findings and denied any involvement.

While recovering, Navalny and his team unravel the plot against him, finding evidence of the Kremlin’s involvement, and prepare to go public with their findings.
jogon321
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728 posts since 13/4/12

28 Apr 2022 19:17
Tiger on Sky Documentaries is worth a watch too

kid unknown
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5522 posts since 8/12/01

7 Jul 2022 15:40
Who Killed The KLF on Sky Docs Cool