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Travel
The Beauty of Maps
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28:58
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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attribution...

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  • 8.8(5)
Art
Ancient Ink – Blood and Tattoos
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01:26:59

"Starting in New Zealand, Craig Reynolds explores the tattooing culture around the globe. He kicks off with the Maori and the artists who maintain the ancient tattooing tradition. ...

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  • 10(1)
Art
Challenge the Obvious
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37:15

"This is a social experiment and experience documentary starting in the poor favella’s of Rio, Brazil but moving from there to the poorest areas of Philadelphia. Haas and Hahn a...

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Art
The Mystery of Picasso
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01:41:45

"The Mystery of Picasso is a 1956 film, made by Henri-Georges Clouzot.It aims to unravel Picasso’s process of painting and of artistic production of metaphysical meta-projects in...

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  • 9.5(6)
Art
Amen Break
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This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample ...

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Art
Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer
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25:12

This 25 minute documentary interviews the well known author, Ray Bradbury, about his creative process and life.

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Art
Style Wars 1983
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01:09:47

"Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on the hip hop culture in New York. The film has an focus on graffiti, although “bboying” and rapping are covered to a lesser extent.The docum...

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Art
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks
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01:29:55

Gordon Parks is seen as one of the most prolific & diverse artists in America. A well known photographer, poet, writer, composer and filmmaker, Parks’s artistic vision knows is e...

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  • 9(1)
Art
The Hands of Hollywood
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08:21

The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Steve Hershon, Hollywood’s go to hand insert model. Hershon’s career in Los Angeles started with him doing extra work, appearing...

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Art
Bomb It – The Global Graffiti Documentary
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Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its n...

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Art
Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious
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13:56

"Influencers is a short film that explores how trends in music, fashion and entertainment spread. It tries to get to the bottom of how a person can be greatly influential without t...

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Art
Characters & Letters
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06:29

"A short documentary that profiles two of Nottingham England’s top grafitti artists, friends Boaster & Kid30/Smallkid. We see how they met, how they got into their art, and how m...

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Art
Hot Metal Histories
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07:36

A brief history of the craft of typology, including an interview with Robin Nicholas, who has worked in the typography field for over 45 years, and was one of the creators of the A...

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Art
INK’DLINGS: A Printumentary
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14:15

This short documentary looks at the somewhat unknown fine artistry of printmaking featuring respectable well-known Chicago artists demonstrating the various techniques such as reli...

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  • 10(1)
9/11
September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor
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01:55:07

"""September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor""is a 5 hour-long documentary which concludes 12 years of public discussion on the september 11th terrorism acts. This film also contains so...

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  • 9.3(3)
9/11
Brothers on Holy Ground
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An award winning inspirational story of the 2001 September 11 terrorism act guardian angels. It was shot shortly after the incident when the towers fell. A video inspired by a well...

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  • 10(1)
9/11
9/11: The Myth and The Reality
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01:45:27

"This unusual documentary gathers together an account of the 9/11 tragedy that is far more logical than the one we've been asked to believe. Explaining the stories from the mainstr...

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  • 3 years ago
  • 10(3)
9/11
Heroes of the 88th floor
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01:27:30

"A documentary about the effort and dedication of people to rescue others within the world trade center's north tower. A story of two brave men Frank De martini and Pablo Ortiz whi...

  • 5,233
  • 3 years ago
  • 8.7(6)
9/11
Ground Zero America
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43:59

Ever wondered what happened after the famous terrorism attacks? What has been done since then? This documentary explains the recovery and cleanup of the World Trade Center site, an...

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9/11
ZERO HOUR
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31:49

"This documentary reveals September 11 2001 terrorism acts explained minute by minute. It contains alot of footage from the World Trade Center attacks and the collapse as well as t...

  • 3,876
  • 3 years ago
  • 9(1)
9/11
9-11 Best Documentary
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24:58

"This is possibly the best documentary review of the events of the fateful day 9/11 2001 when the Trade Towers in New York were completely destroyed by what is believed to be a sho...

  • 10,974
  • 3 years ago
  • 5.7(15)
Economics
Four Horsemen
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01:38:54

Four Horsemen is a bare-bones documentary about how we can restart the world’s economy. 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silen...

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  • 3 years ago
  • 10(1)
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