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21-08-2009
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RiP: A Remix Manifesto

I saw it on television, and I liked most part of it. I mean, I got the message. After a while it started to get a bit boring, but then in the end it was refreshing again. It's about copyrights, a discussion of what is legal and what's not? The filmmaker is making a point and why it's good to be creative in any way, if it's music or whatever.

The trailer from youtube, 'RiP: A Remix Manifesto'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oar9glUCL0

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23-10-2009
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I still haven't had a chance to watch Dear Zachery, but I watched Boy Interrupted and, if you can manage to get your hands on it, really recommened it.

It's intimate, intense and also frightening - Evan, the boy in the film, was obsessed with suicide and death by age five

The film really helped me to understand and appreciate the severeity of Bipolar disorder.

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Boy Interrupted is a film that raises questions. It asks how a young boy can end his life at the tender age of 15. It struggles to find answers about what kind of family he had and the life he led. By its very nature, it is a naked display of its filmmaker's personal life at its most revealing and perhaps disturbing. How can a mother, we may ask, make a film about the death of her son? What defines this film as a remarkably unique and truth-telling achievement is the way it explores how filmmaking can create closure for its creators as well as its audience. Dana Perry has gathered home movies, photographs, and a variety of different documents to tell the story of her son, Evan: his bipolar illness, his life, and his death, and their impact on those who loved him the most. She interviews his siblings and friends, his doctors and his teachers, and in the process, she chronicles a harrowing and difficult journey. The camera provides insight and revelation, and yet Boy Interrupted is a film that is also full of despair. The film's saving grace is that it functions, in the final analysis, as therapy for both its viewers and its subjects at a most fundamental level. It is an essentially human story, and a parentís worst nightmare.
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The first 5 minutes of the film are up on youtube:

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I would like to reccomend "The Secret" (2006). It is very inspiring.

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The Secret reveals the most powerful law in the universe. The knowledge of this law has run like a golden thread through the lives and the teachings of all the prophets, seers, sages and saviors in the world's history, and through the lives of all truly great men and women. All that they have ever accomplished or attained has been done in full accordance with this most powerful law.

Without exception, every human being has the ability to transform any weakness or suffering into strength, power, perfect peace, health, and abundance.

Rhonda Byrne's discovery of The Secret began with a glimpse of the truth through a 100 year old book. She went back through centuries, tracing and uncovering a common truth that lay at the core of the most powerful philosophies, teachings and religions in the world.

What Rhonda discovered is now captured in The Secret, a film that has been viewed by millions around the world. The Secret has also been released as an audio-book and printed book with more than six million copies in print.

The Secret reveals the natural law that is governing all lives. By applying the knowledge of this law, you can change every aspect of your life.

This is the secret to prosperity, health, relationships and happiness. This is the secret to life.
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I do want to see Boy Interrupted... I keep forgetting to put that in my queue.

Last night I watched My Flesh and Blood... it's a moving documentary and one that sticks with you...

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We just watched a film called For The Bible Tells Me So in my Psych class. It's about homosexuality, religion, and the ties between the two. Very touching, eye-opening, and even funny.

http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexc.htm

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I didn't know this thread existed!

Really after getting into doc recently. Errol Morris' stuff is great. I also love Nick Broomfield after watching 'Aileen: Life and death of a serial killer' on Aileen Wuornos.
Watched Grizzly Man recently too - well recommended.

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple watched this one last year but I've never been affected so much by a doco. Its about a cult that ended in a devastating way.

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^ Yes... My senior paper in high school (2001) was about the Jonestown Massacre, as was one of my speeches in college... extremely interesting story.

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I didn't know this thread existed!

Really after getting into doc recently. Errol Morris' stuff is great. I also love Nick Broomfield after watching 'Aileen: Life and death of a serial killer' on Aileen Wuornos.
Watched Grizzly Man recently too - well recommended.
Ohh we watched both of these in my Cinema Studies class - loved both of them, particulary Grizzly Man.

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^ BUMP!

Has anybody watched Food, Inc.?

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^ BUMP!

Has anybody watched Food, Inc.?
YESS
i saw it when it first came out, i thought it was amazing. and it was up for an oscar but the imagine this: some large agro-corps, many of which were mentioned in the film, protested against it being included as a nominee.

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^ NO kidding? I didn't know that... I have to watch it... there was a bit about it on Oprah last week... I've been meaning to see it for a while. I just have so many documentaries to get to.

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yeah i really want to see The Cove, which is the film about japan's dolphin-meat industry that ended up winning at the oscars

but seriously, Food. Inc will explain a lot of society's problems; it's not just about obesity and buying local produce

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Interesting... yes, I'm hoping it will open my eyes... though I sort of know what to expect. It's available on Instant on Netflix.

The End of Suburbia is still one of the most interesting documentaries I've seen... as was Who Killed the Electric Car? Infuriating...

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Just saw Mugabe and the White African at the weekend. If anyone gets a chance to see it, do!

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