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A part of ''Touching the Void'' - Solid mountaineer survival story.

 

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Niiice piece.

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A part of ''Touching the Void'' - Solid mountaineer survival story.

 

 

An amazing Doc - loved it

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@billybob,

Daily Bread is heavily dramatized. If I remember correctly mentioned in the very first end-credits. It's cold, clinical, one-sided and that's what makes the impact. The things that struck me most is the efficiency and mass of ''processing''. The way that's portrait is with total disregard for an animal plus -in my mind-, the idea of man/machine over animal. That just grabs me by the throat.

My point is that as soon as humans stopped being hunter-gatherers and began farming crops and domesticating food animals, the idea of regarding the animal as anything more than a food source was eliminated. Romanticizing the animal we are about to cut into steaks just doesn't make sense. Animals farmed as food are treated in the same way that any other food source is treated - corn, tomatoes, apples, etc - they are grown, harvested and processed. Controlling our food supply is one of the things that makes us the dominant species on this planet and has allowed us the freedom to put effort into other activities, such as inventing computers and headphones. smily_headphones1.gif
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Seen a great one just a few days ago. One heck of a wonderful drummer, crazy and now grumpy old man Ginger Baker. Must see! 

 

Beware of Mr. Baker 

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An amazing Doc - loved it

Probably the best survival story ever made :)

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Reviving time. Too bad previous links are broken.

 

One of my favourites in recent years. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (narrated by Alec Baldwin).

If you can find it watch in 1080P full screen. Amazing sometimes breathtaking work. Makes you realise that earthly and even more so personal things are no less than insignificant.

 

 

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Speaking of docs about food production, Franju's Blood of the Beasts is a must watch for those that can stomach it.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9LBRr2bGGUE
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I was about to post about "Jiro Dreams of Sushi", but I saw it was mentioned on page 2.

 

One of the last documentaries I watched was "It Might Get Loud", which looks at Jimmy Page, Edge, and Jack White, and how they grew up with music, learning to play, and how they play. Very cool doc.

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