Documentary Network - Watch free documentaries and films http://documentary.net Explore the world beyond headlines with amazing videos. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:20:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 http://documentary.net/wp-content/themes/documentary/img/documentary-logo.pngDocumentary Network - Watch free documentaries and filmshttp://documentary.net 337 17 Explore the world beyond headlines with amazing videos. Wandering Cosmoshttp://documentary.net/video/wandering-cosmos/ http://documentary.net/video/wandering-cosmos/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:20:37 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12418 Wandering-Cosmos.jpg

The Götan maailma has around one thousand wondrous items from ages long forgotten. You can find a 200 year old turtle head right next to minerals from pre-war Germany or a painting from renaissance era France. The small room smells like time and memories, due to a carefully designed perfume, mixed from amber, century old cigars, old leather and ashes. It is open to visitors, buyers and sellers of unusual things. Sometimes, it holds perfomances, plays and they even had a wedding once.Opened by Thomas Hamberg (33) in Helsinki, Finland, in February 2011, this collection is as much of a museum than it is a representation of his soul. ]]>
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The Götan maailma has around one thousand wondrous items from ages long forgotten. You can find a 200 year old turtle head right next to minerals from pre-war Germany or a painting from renaissance era France. The small room smells like time and memories, due to a carefully designed perfume, mixed from amber, century old cigars, old leather and ashes. It is open to visitors, buyers and sellers of unusual things. Sometimes, it holds perfomances, plays and they even had a wedding once.Opened by Thomas Hamberg (33) in Helsinki, Finland, in February 2011, this collection is as much of a museum than it is a representation of his soul. ]]>
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Sweetening the pill: Could some birth-control methods kill you?http://documentary.net/video/sweetening-the-pill-could-some-birth-control-methods-kill-you/ http://documentary.net/video/sweetening-the-pill-could-some-birth-control-methods-kill-you/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:49:47 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12415 Sweetening-the-pill-Could-some-birth-control-methods-kill-you-Guardian-Docs.jpg

Could some pharmaceutical birth-control methods be having side-effects that are more dangerous than women realise? The birth control pill was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. But decades after its introduction, women are being prescribed birth control at a young age, and are taking it for years without realising there may be other safer options for avoiding pregnancy. Featuring interviews with parents and friends of those who've died after complications related to some birth control hormones, Abby Epstein and Holly Grigg-Spall question how much the public really know about their medical effects.]]>
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Could some pharmaceutical birth-control methods be having side-effects that are more dangerous than women realise? The birth control pill was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. But decades after its introduction, women are being prescribed birth control at a young age, and are taking it for years without realising there may be other safer options for avoiding pregnancy. Featuring interviews with parents and friends of those who've died after complications related to some birth control hormones, Abby Epstein and Holly Grigg-Spall question how much the public really know about their medical effects.]]>
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I was Ronald McDonaldhttp://documentary.net/video/i-was-ronald-mcdonald/ http://documentary.net/video/i-was-ronald-mcdonald/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:48:36 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12412 I-was-Ronald-McDonald-Guardian-Docs.jpg

More men have walked on the moon than been Ronald McDonald. Joe Maggard was McDonald's mascot from 1995 to 2007.He was eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes? Maggard says you never truly retire from being the fast-food chain's Chief Happiness Officer. At a carnival in Las Vegas as he dons the costume again, and offers advice on healthy eating and the importance of being Ronald. ]]>
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More men have walked on the moon than been Ronald McDonald. Joe Maggard was McDonald's mascot from 1995 to 2007.He was eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes? Maggard says you never truly retire from being the fast-food chain's Chief Happiness Officer. At a carnival in Las Vegas as he dons the costume again, and offers advice on healthy eating and the importance of being Ronald. ]]>
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Fungus: The Plastic of the Futurehttp://documentary.net/video/fungus-the-plastic-of-the-future/ http://documentary.net/video/fungus-the-plastic-of-the-future/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:46:51 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12409 Fungus-The-Plastic-of-the-Future.jpg

In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and more sustainable future. ]]>
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In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and more sustainable future. ]]>
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Becoming Pacquiaohttp://documentary.net/video/becoming-pacquiao/ http://documentary.net/video/becoming-pacquiao/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:33:04 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12403 101-East-Becoming-Pacquiao.jpg

Motivated by the rags-to-riches story of national hero Manny Pacquiao, many Filipinos see boxing as a ticket out of poverty. But success stories are rare. 101 East follows a group of young fighters as they try to survive a brutal boxing industry.The crowd bays for blood as boxer Brian Diano steps into the ring. Tonight, the Filipino underdog fights for his life... and more. His impoverished teammates back home are counting on his paltry prize money to feed their hungry stomachs. Their manager and father figure Jun Gandeza is near bankrupt but refuses to abandon the close-knit boxers. Inspired by the rags-to-riches story of national hero Manny Pacquiao, many Filipinos see boxing as a ticket out of poverty. But success stories are rare. Meet those fighting for a brighter future and asks: Will these young fighters survive the brutal boxing industry?]]>
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Motivated by the rags-to-riches story of national hero Manny Pacquiao, many Filipinos see boxing as a ticket out of poverty. But success stories are rare. 101 East follows a group of young fighters as they try to survive a brutal boxing industry.The crowd bays for blood as boxer Brian Diano steps into the ring. Tonight, the Filipino underdog fights for his life... and more. His impoverished teammates back home are counting on his paltry prize money to feed their hungry stomachs. Their manager and father figure Jun Gandeza is near bankrupt but refuses to abandon the close-knit boxers. Inspired by the rags-to-riches story of national hero Manny Pacquiao, many Filipinos see boxing as a ticket out of poverty. But success stories are rare. Meet those fighting for a brighter future and asks: Will these young fighters survive the brutal boxing industry?]]>
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When I Die: Inside Japan’s Death Industryhttp://documentary.net/video/when-i-die-inside-japans-death-industry/ http://documentary.net/video/when-i-die-inside-japans-death-industry/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:00:51 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12399 101-East-When-I-Die-Inside-Japans-Death-Industry.jpg

Sumiko hops into a coffin and lies down, testing it for size. For her, it’s a chance to “try before you die”.The 40-year-old woman is among a growing number of Japanese taking a proactive approach to planning their funeral, sparking a booming death industry. In 2014, approximately 1.26 million people died in Japan. And with an ageing population, that number is estimated to continue rising until 2042. Japan is running out of space to bury the dead, and traditional funerals have become expensive as a result. The death industry and temples are trying to get creative by finding innovative, affordable ways to send their clients into the afterlife. We take a look at how Japan says its final goodbyes.]]>
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Sumiko hops into a coffin and lies down, testing it for size. For her, it’s a chance to “try before you die”.The 40-year-old woman is among a growing number of Japanese taking a proactive approach to planning their funeral, sparking a booming death industry. In 2014, approximately 1.26 million people died in Japan. And with an ageing population, that number is estimated to continue rising until 2042. Japan is running out of space to bury the dead, and traditional funerals have become expensive as a result. The death industry and temples are trying to get creative by finding innovative, affordable ways to send their clients into the afterlife. We take a look at how Japan says its final goodbyes.]]>
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Illustris: The Supercomputer That’s Bringing The Universe To Lifehttp://documentary.net/video/illustris-the-supercomputer-thats-bringing-the-universe-to-life/ http://documentary.net/video/illustris-the-supercomputer-thats-bringing-the-universe-to-life/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 07:52:28 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12395 Illustris-The-Supercomputer-Thats-Bringing-The-Universe-To-Life.jpg

Part of what makes astronomy so difficult is the inconceivability of space and its mind-boggling vastness. But an extraordinary new supercomputer called the Illustris has modelled a huge chunk of the universe: a cube 350 million light years across, an area the home to tens of thousands of galaxies. Illustris reveals how galaxies form and collide, shows what happens when unsuspecting matter falls into black holes, and lifts the lid on a host of other dramatic events that have unfolded since the Big Bang. Dr Graham Phillips takes us on a virtual tour of our wondrous universe. ]]>
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Part of what makes astronomy so difficult is the inconceivability of space and its mind-boggling vastness. But an extraordinary new supercomputer called the Illustris has modelled a huge chunk of the universe: a cube 350 million light years across, an area the home to tens of thousands of galaxies. Illustris reveals how galaxies form and collide, shows what happens when unsuspecting matter falls into black holes, and lifts the lid on a host of other dramatic events that have unfolded since the Big Bang. Dr Graham Phillips takes us on a virtual tour of our wondrous universe. ]]>
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The Last Supper: The Life of the Deathrow Chefhttp://documentary.net/video/last-supper/ http://documentary.net/video/last-supper/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:44:08 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12392 Last-Supper-58-min-16mm-DV-2005-1-channel-projection.jpg

The last supper has been given to prisoners facing the death penalty as long as the punishment has existed. The tradition stems from funeral rites where the deceased person was given food on his deathbed to protect him on his journey to the afterlife. Today, the ritual of giving the last supper to the condemned person has been detached from its origin, and can be perceived to be as absurd as the punishment it accompanies.Mats Bigert & Lars Bergström's film "The Last Supper" focuses on this discrepancy between historical "meaning" and contemporary use of a tradition that has lost its connection with the past. The film mixes documentary material with sculptural installations and animated graphics. The main character is the former death row chef Brian Price, who reconstructs one of the 200 final meals that he prepared during his time as inmate in Huntsville State Prison, Texas, US.The film was shot during 2004 in the US, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Kenya, South Africa and Sweden. ]]>
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The last supper has been given to prisoners facing the death penalty as long as the punishment has existed. The tradition stems from funeral rites where the deceased person was given food on his deathbed to protect him on his journey to the afterlife. Today, the ritual of giving the last supper to the condemned person has been detached from its origin, and can be perceived to be as absurd as the punishment it accompanies.Mats Bigert & Lars Bergström's film "The Last Supper" focuses on this discrepancy between historical "meaning" and contemporary use of a tradition that has lost its connection with the past. The film mixes documentary material with sculptural installations and animated graphics. The main character is the former death row chef Brian Price, who reconstructs one of the 200 final meals that he prepared during his time as inmate in Huntsville State Prison, Texas, US.The film was shot during 2004 in the US, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Kenya, South Africa and Sweden. ]]>
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Sandorkraut: A Pickle Makerhttp://documentary.net/video/sandorkraut-a-pickle-maker/ http://documentary.net/video/sandorkraut-a-pickle-maker/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:40:46 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12389 Sandorkraut-A-Pickle-Maker-Op-Docs-The-New-York-Times.jpg

This short documentary profiles the queer farmer and food writer Sandor Katz, whose work in culinary fermentation transformed his relationship with life and death.Since the beginning of time, humans have been fermenting our food. Sauerkraut, chocolate, beer, cheese: Because of fermentation these foods not only last longer — they are delicious. But although nearly every region of the world has cultivated its own unique fermentation traditions — and devoted eaters — the practice has all but disappeared from many modern households. This Op-Doc video profiles the man at the forefront of reviving the art of fermentation, a New Yorker turned homesteader named Sandor Katz (or “Sandorkraut,” as he is often known).After a health crisis in the 1990s, Mr. Katz gave up a career in politics to join an off-the-grid L.G.B.T. community in rural Tennessee. There, an overabundant cabbage harvest led him to make his first batch of sauerkraut, and sparked a fascination with fermentation. As his expertise has grown, Mr. Katz has become an apostolic hero to home cooks and celebrity chefs alike. ]]>
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This short documentary profiles the queer farmer and food writer Sandor Katz, whose work in culinary fermentation transformed his relationship with life and death.Since the beginning of time, humans have been fermenting our food. Sauerkraut, chocolate, beer, cheese: Because of fermentation these foods not only last longer — they are delicious. But although nearly every region of the world has cultivated its own unique fermentation traditions — and devoted eaters — the practice has all but disappeared from many modern households. This Op-Doc video profiles the man at the forefront of reviving the art of fermentation, a New Yorker turned homesteader named Sandor Katz (or “Sandorkraut,” as he is often known).After a health crisis in the 1990s, Mr. Katz gave up a career in politics to join an off-the-grid L.G.B.T. community in rural Tennessee. There, an overabundant cabbage harvest led him to make his first batch of sauerkraut, and sparked a fascination with fermentation. As his expertise has grown, Mr. Katz has become an apostolic hero to home cooks and celebrity chefs alike. ]]>
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Thai Meth Epidemic and Vomit Rehabhttp://documentary.net/video/thai-meth-epidemic-and-vomit-rehab/ http://documentary.net/video/thai-meth-epidemic-and-vomit-rehab/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:36:56 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12386 Thai-Meth-Epidemic-and-Vomit-Rehab.jpg

Thailand is in the midst of epidemic. Due to its affordability, 'yaba' has supplanted heroin as the golden triangle's main product and now Thailand is dealing with a generation hooked on this new and dangerous form of meth. We went to investigate and visit a monastery running a rehab program that involves daily group vomiting sessions. ]]>
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Thailand is in the midst of epidemic. Due to its affordability, 'yaba' has supplanted heroin as the golden triangle's main product and now Thailand is dealing with a generation hooked on this new and dangerous form of meth. We went to investigate and visit a monastery running a rehab program that involves daily group vomiting sessions. ]]>
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Grandt Masonhttp://documentary.net/video/grandt-mason/ http://documentary.net/video/grandt-mason/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:28:54 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12382 Grandt-Mason.jpg

Ryan shot this video over a few visits to Grandt Mason's atelier in the Cape Town suburb Woodstock. He welcomed him into his workshop and revealed a world he had no idea existed.He intended to capture the production of a pair of hand-made shoes. Little did he know that in the process the vegan designer would use leather for the first time. Or that he would meet Boy, a local general in the Hard Livings - the most notorious gang in Cape Town. ]]>
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Ryan shot this video over a few visits to Grandt Mason's atelier in the Cape Town suburb Woodstock. He welcomed him into his workshop and revealed a world he had no idea existed.He intended to capture the production of a pair of hand-made shoes. Little did he know that in the process the vegan designer would use leather for the first time. Or that he would meet Boy, a local general in the Hard Livings - the most notorious gang in Cape Town. ]]>
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El Chapo: CEO of Crimehttp://documentary.net/video/el-chapo-ceo-of-crime/ http://documentary.net/video/el-chapo-ceo-of-crime/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:32:41 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12379 El-Chapo-CEO-of-Crime.jpg

The documentary presents a riveting look at the life of the world's most powerful drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. More powerful than Pablo Escobar ever was, and more elusive, this documentary takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the investigative reporters who faced dangerous situations to uncover the story of El Chapo.On the night of July 11th El Chapo Guzman has escaped from prison. This is the second time he has escaped from detainment in Mexico. ]]>
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The documentary presents a riveting look at the life of the world's most powerful drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. More powerful than Pablo Escobar ever was, and more elusive, this documentary takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the investigative reporters who faced dangerous situations to uncover the story of El Chapo.On the night of July 11th El Chapo Guzman has escaped from prison. This is the second time he has escaped from detainment in Mexico. ]]>
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The Most Recognizable Voice in New Yorkhttp://documentary.net/video/the-most-recognizable-voice-in-new-york/ http://documentary.net/video/the-most-recognizable-voice-in-new-york/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:30:13 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12375 charles-subway

Anyone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for “unavoidable delays”—belongs to a man named Charlie Pellett. A radio anchor for Bloomberg News, Pellett was raised in London but cultivated an American accent by listening to the radio. His work for the M.T.A., which is done on a volunteer basis, is the only non-reporting voice-over work that he’s done. The filmmaker Andrew David Watson recently spent time with Pellett, to find out what it’s like to have the most recognizable voice in New York. “I’m sorry if you’re stuck in a train,” Pellett says. “I literally share your pain, because I’m probably stuck on that same train wondering, Am I gonna get to work on time?”]]>
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Anyone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for “unavoidable delays”—belongs to a man named Charlie Pellett. A radio anchor for Bloomberg News, Pellett was raised in London but cultivated an American accent by listening to the radio. His work for the M.T.A., which is done on a volunteer basis, is the only non-reporting voice-over work that he’s done. The filmmaker Andrew David Watson recently spent time with Pellett, to find out what it’s like to have the most recognizable voice in New York. “I’m sorry if you’re stuck in a train,” Pellett says. “I literally share your pain, because I’m probably stuck on that same train wondering, Am I gonna get to work on time?”]]>
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How Autistic Surfer Curt Harper Became a Southern California Legendhttp://documentary.net/video/curt/ http://documentary.net/video/curt/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:23:10 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12369 Curt.jpg

CURT is a short documentary about 50-year-old competitive surfer, Curt Harper. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Curt faced many challenges growing up, but one thing that came easy was his love for surfing. Over the past 21 years, Curt has become a beloved fixture in the Southern California surf scene, having played an unlikely, yet vital role in the growth and development of multiple generations of groms. ]]>
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CURT is a short documentary about 50-year-old competitive surfer, Curt Harper. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Curt faced many challenges growing up, but one thing that came easy was his love for surfing. Over the past 21 years, Curt has become a beloved fixture in the Southern California surf scene, having played an unlikely, yet vital role in the growth and development of multiple generations of groms. ]]>
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Inside Germany’s Sex Supermarketshttp://documentary.net/video/inside-germanys-sex-supermarkets/ http://documentary.net/video/inside-germanys-sex-supermarkets/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:25:37 +0000 http://documentary.net/?post_type=assets&p=12366 Inside-Germanys-Sex-Supermarkets.jpg

"What makes this place so interesting is that you can change", explains Peter, a satisfied customer of a luxury new 'sex supermarket ' on the outskirts of Stuttgart. "You can take at 5:00 a blonde one, and at 9:00 a black one - it doesn't get boring." And Peter is not alone. An estimated 1.5 million men visit prostitutes every day in Germany, whose permissive sex laws have earned it the title of 'Europe's Bordello'. "Prostitution has always been a social need", says Michael Beretin, marketing manager for the Paradise chain of new-age megabrothels. "We need to deal with it, and make it manageable." Legislation passed in 2002, motivated by a desire to improve conditions for sex workers by granting access to health insurance and social security, saw prostitution in Germany swell to a $21 billion-a-year industry. But concerns over trafficking are prompting some senior politicians to lobby for change. "Germany doesn't want to be the brothel of the world", declares Christian Democratic Union MP Sylvia Pantel. "We've become a great country for sex tourism and perversion." But what of the women in the windows? This report brings you the views of those at the heart of the matter.SBS Dateline]]>
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"What makes this place so interesting is that you can change", explains Peter, a satisfied customer of a luxury new 'sex supermarket ' on the outskirts of Stuttgart. "You can take at 5:00 a blonde one, and at 9:00 a black one - it doesn't get boring." And Peter is not alone. An estimated 1.5 million men visit prostitutes every day in Germany, whose permissive sex laws have earned it the title of 'Europe's Bordello'. "Prostitution has always been a social need", says Michael Beretin, marketing manager for the Paradise chain of new-age megabrothels. "We need to deal with it, and make it manageable." Legislation passed in 2002, motivated by a desire to improve conditions for sex workers by granting access to health insurance and social security, saw prostitution in Germany swell to a $21 billion-a-year industry. But concerns over trafficking are prompting some senior politicians to lobby for change. "Germany doesn't want to be the brothel of the world", declares Christian Democratic Union MP Sylvia Pantel. "We've become a great country for sex tourism and perversion." But what of the women in the windows? This report brings you the views of those at the heart of the matter.SBS Dateline]]>
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