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Old 14-12-2011, 02:21   #1
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A New Documentary Thread

Hi everyone

This thread is for anyone who loves watching documentaries & who'd like to share their recommendations, links etc with others.

It would be nice if the emphasis could be on sailing (cruising, racing, VOR, etc) / boating / the ocean / scuba diving / nature that you feel passionate about & think others might enjoy. Let's keep politics & religion out of it tho, please

I'll start the ball rolling.

1. A website packed with about 500 free documentaries you can watch online:

Documentary List | Top Documentary Films

Broadband gives the best playback speed BUT watching docos online chews up bandwidth fast. Don't overshoot your Mb/Gb limit if you're on an Internet plan b/c it might get very expensive.

Most of the docos on that site can be hired at video stores, purchased online or in-store so viewing online isn't the only option.

2. A documentary called "Deep Water", made in 2006.

Again this is online but the DVD can be bought from Amazon or at stores. It's about the nine entrants for the 1968 around the world race, solo, unassisted...but focusses on one entrant in particular called Donald Crowhurst. It's about his journey and is rivetting stuff.

It's in 9 parts on youtube.

I've only uploaded Part 1 here b/c uploading all 9 parts will take up heaps of room. But if anyone wants me to upload all 9 parts, just ask in this thread & I'll do it No prob.

Part 1




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Planet Earth, The Blue Planet, or any other Attenborough natural history documentary are outstanding. Made even better because there is normally a really good coffee table book with lots of glossies from the series.
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I watch this one all the time.
Home | Watch Free Movies and Documentaries Online | SnagFilms
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If you want to see the ocean's aggression displayed as true beauty and art, see the surfing film, "Step into Liquid".
One of these days I will have a wall mural of the guy riding the hydrofoil board under the curl.
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Good link, Redcoat Thanks muchly. 1 in 3 of the docos or films I tried to watch wouldn't stream for AU but for the ones that could, they were pretty good. Lots of short non fiction films on that site.

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Mickey Smith's The Dark Side of the Lens:
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If you're interested in singlehanding around Cape Horn, this one is very good.

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Re: A New Documentary Thread

think ive seen close to half the films on the web site... favorites are

What a Way To Go - Life at the End of Empire
(a very sobering look at the culture of empire)\
What A Way To Go: Life at the end of Empire | Watch Free Documentary Online

The Collective Evolution - The Human Experience


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Remember we're a sailing and cruising forum folks and try to post links to films related sailing and water activities and interests. Thanks.
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Re: A New Documentary Thread

I was watching PBS the other night and saw a documentarty called "alone in the wild" about a guy that moved to the Alaska out back a built a cabin and lived there for 35 years.
It can be found on the web but I don't want to violate and file sharing rules.
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I was watching PBS the other night and saw a documentarty called "alone in the wild" about a guy that moved to the Alaska out back a built a cabin and lived there for 35 years.
It can be found on the web but I don't want to violate and file sharing rules.
He is a most extraordinary man. A king of self sufficiency

Here is the whole movie:

Alone In The Wilderness - YouTube
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Cool thread!
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Oh, did I mention the documentary "180degrees south". A guy travels by boat (as crew) to Patagonia and is dismasted. That is not the main story but interesting sailing. why do I feel like I am doing a book report ????
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Re: A New Documentary Thread

And this: Critical Situation Hell on High Water ... the story of the treacherous 1998 Sydney-Hobart race.

This is part 1 (there are 5 parts - if you click on part 1, youtube will show you where the rest of the parts are) -

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+1 on BBC series, like The Blue Planet, Oceans, etc.

Really enjoyed Sharkwater: SHARKWATER - beautiful, but sad.

Also series by Jean-Michecl Cousteau: Sharks, Dolphins and Whales, Ocean Wonderland. Though these are more introductory than the BBC ones.
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