r/Documentaries Apr 20 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

[REQUEST] Megathread. Post info, requests and questions here, help people

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Previous megathreads were monthly, but reddit no longer archives this kind of post, so I hope this can stay here permanently.

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r/Documentaries 11h ago Wholesome

Trailer This Place Rules (2022) - "You ever feel like you’ve gone too far down the rabbit hole, man?” From journalist Andrew Callaghan, This Place Rules premieres December 30 on HBO Max. [00:02:19]

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r/Documentaries 21h ago Silver Helpful (Pro)

History CNN Rewind, Tiananmen Square (1989) - The revolution that ended in a massacre [00:18:51]

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r/Documentaries 2h ago

Dave's not coming Back (2020) Story of diver Dave Shaw trying to retrieve the body of Deon Dreyer [1:35:02]

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21 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1h ago

Aurá: Last Survivor of An Unknown Tribe | NHK documentary (2019) - 30 years ago, 2 members of an unknown tribe - nicknamed Auré and Aurá - emerged from the Amazon jungle. Their language baffled experts. What happened to the tribe these men belonged to? And did why only they survive? [00:49:00]

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r/Documentaries 4h ago

Science Automobiles (1955) - how a combustion engine works in 10 minutes [00:10:18]

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9 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 5h ago

Have you ever heard of the Emoji Commission? (2020) A look at the small committee that decides which emojis get to exist as part of the world's largest "emerging language" and the lobbyists who try to influence them [00:49:52]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Trailer leaderofanonymous (2022) - Deric Lostutter went to prison for hacking the website of a Steubenville, Ohio high school football team, that was at the center of the 2012 scandal involving the rape of a student and the subsequent attempted cover-up by law enforcement and school officials [00:20:31]

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2.3k Upvotes

r/Documentaries 21h ago

No Limits: The Thalidomide Saga (2016) - "the worst drug disaster in history" [1:18:40]

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77 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 4h ago

Engineering Out of the Future (1954) - The film concerns Packard's Torsion-Level Ride suspension system which uses torsion bar springs in place of coil or leaf springs on its 1955 cars. [00:10:00]

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2 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 5h ago

War A Very British Way of Torture (2022) How Britain was involved in systemic torture – including accounts of murders, rapes and forced castrations during the anti-colonial Mau Mau movement in Kenya [00:45:51]

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3 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 3h ago

Nature/Animals Mother Sea Lion Giving Birth On The Shore | Reproduction Live (2022) [00:10:00]

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r/Documentaries 4h ago

Biography Elvis Presley's Graceland His Life, His Story (2022) - [1:20:25]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Man In Search of Man (1974) [00:20:43]

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30 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

American Politics Gore Vidal: The Man who said No (1984) - In 1982, Gore Vidal, one of America's greatest writers, challenged the American political establishment, and Jerry Brown, in his campaign for the California United States Senate seat [00:54:18]

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13 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 3h ago

Rare Lion Birth Caught on Camera (2022) [00:10:00]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Ignored Warnings: Explosion in St. Louis (2022) - A CSB safety video about the fatal explosion that occurred on April 3, 2017, at the Loy-Lange Box Company in St Louis, Missouri that killed 4 people [00:16:59]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago Silver Wholesome Doom

Science Arctic Sinkholes - (2022) Scientists are discovering that these mystifying phenomena add up to a ticking time bomb, as long-frozen permafrost melts and releases vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. What are the implications of these dramatic developments in the Arctic?[00:53:27]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Travel/Places Suberfoot (1985) - Follow Suberfoot, an iconic Quebecois monster truck in this French language documentary as it crushes cars, disrespects a small forest, and brazenly prowls about small town Quebec without gathering so much as a curious glance by townsfolk. All to a classic soundtrack [00:45:08]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Biography The Mysterious Death Of Jimi Hendrix: His Last Hours - (2016) The mysterious circumstances surrounding Jimi Hendrix death. Widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists. At the age of 27 he had made three albums. He died in London on the 18th of September 1970. [00:42:04]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago

Film/TV The HIDEAKI ANNO PROBLEM (2022) - This Documentary goes through the enite career of famous Anime/Film Director Hideaki Anno [3:13:11]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Religion/Atheism Scam City: Jerusalem - The Dark Truth about the Sacred Sites of the Holy City (2012) scam artists have been perfecting their craft for thousands of years. From fake holy men at the Western Wall, to pickpockets on the Mount of Olives, is uncovered the truth about sacred sites [00:48:21]

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31 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Trailer South Africa: Farm Attacks (2022) A documentary on the possible state sponsored farm attacks of South Africa - [00:03:15]

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12 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 18h ago

Nature/Animals Wildlife Haven: China (2022) - A new nature documentary from CGTN [00:45:06]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago

Psychology THE SECRET OF SELLING THE NEGRO (1954) - This is a 1954 documentary showing corporate America how to exploit African-Americans annual spending of, at that time $15 billion. [00:21:23]

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1.5k Upvotes

r/Documentaries 3d ago

Society Inside an Armed Bank Raid in Lebanon (2022) - The situation in Lebanon is so dire, that citizens are raiding banks with rifles & petrol bombs to demand their own savings. VICE News joins in in one of these operations. The footage is insane! It's like watching a movie. [00:23:04]

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