Most interesting documentaries on Youtube

neonix

Jedi Master
The Rise of Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment (Mentorn Media 2001)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxnBziglZ9A
Stem Cells (2001) - The idea of growing replacement organs or body parts may sound like science fiction, but stem cells could make it all possible. Stem cell cultivation is the medicine of the future, and it is already saving lives.

One five-year old boy was saved from an aggressive form of cancer via stem cell transplants. Depending on their environment, stem cells have the potential to develop into any type of specialised cell - in essence, a 'build-your-own' kit for organic tissues. But there is a problem: these pluripotent cells only come from human embryos, which raises ethical quandaries.
Has the West Poisoned Iraq's New Generation? (ME TV 1999)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Aj7yOLhWW4
Depleted Uranium Fallout (1999) - The effects of fallout from depleted uranium shells used in the First Gulf War is a matter of controversy. What is the reality of DU pollution in Iraq?

In the hospitals of Basra doctors are speaking of a crime against humanity. Flicking though his casebook from the last four years, Doctor Abdul Karin shows pictures of babies born without skin, with over-sized heads and with noses where a mouth should be. Doctors here firmly point the finger of blame at the Allies’ use of Depleted Uranium shells during the Gulf War. Over a million rounds of the weapon were fired during the short and decisive round of bombing.
 

Breo

Jedi Master
FOTCM Member
What Plants Talk About (Full Documentary)


Do plants "behave" similar to animals? It seems that their roots and chemicals somehow do.
At 16:20 about Wild Tobacco, nicotine and its chemical defense mechanism.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
Torturing Democracy (Washington Media Associates 2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7gSc7xDJBc
The documentary Torturing Democracy tells the story of how the United States government circumvented tradition and law to adopt torture as official policy. The film, produced by award-winning filmmaker Sherry Jones, draws on interviews, archival footage, and recently declassified documents to piece together the development and dissemination of torture tactics from Bagram in Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib -- and the document trail leads right to the top of the chain of command.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook (Channel 4 2005)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM39e0Kqq4Q
Synopsis from here: Ever wondered what it's like to be detained in Guantanamo Bay? Seven British volunteers, including several Muslims, were given the chance to find out, courtesy of Channel 4, as part of a week-long series of programmes on torture. Reporting to a specially equipped ware-house, they were ambushed, hooded, kidnapped, shackled, caged, and subjected to a range of Pentagon approved interrogation techniques that included sensory deprivation, “sleep adjustment,” religious and sexual humiliation, and severe physical pain. But Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook was no Big Brother-style reality show. This was a serious attempt to examine the effects of torture on the body and the psyche, and to bring home to viewers the kind of interrogation techniques that are being employed in the US-led so called “war on terror.”
See also: Torture: Guantanamo Guidebook - Featuring The Team Delta Interrogation Team
 

c.a.

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Coming soon, "Hellier".
Creepy times in rural Kentucky (in the heart of Appalachian coal country).............. :shock:




HELLIER: OFFICIAL TRAILER
Published on Jan 4, 2019
 

mrtn

Jedi Master
Not documentaries, but "Amazing Electron Microscope Images"
Especially cool is the bacterium on diatom on amphipod (2nd video, 3:43)

 

neonix

Jedi Master
In Search of the Dead III: Remembered Lives (BBC Wales 1992)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPNcwXVOQFM
Synopsis from here:
This is the third in a 1992 BBC Wales documentary series, this time about children who remember their past lives. It is set in various countries and amongst various cultures: Tibetan Buddhists in India, American Indians in Canada, Hindus in India and Theravada Buddhists in Sri Lanka.
There are interviews with specialists who have been researching the evidence for reincarnation, including Dr. Ian Stevenson, Dr Antonia Mills, Dr Satwant Pasricha and Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson, and the film also includes footage of my teacher Godwin Samararatne accompanying the latter in Sri Lanka.
There are various ways claims to remember past lives can be verified and the researchers are always very careful about the possibility of contamination, which might show some way that the children could have known about the person they claim to have been.
The film investigates not only verifiable memories that the children have, but also other phenomena, like marks found at birth that indicate the way the previous person died, etc.
 

beetlemaniac

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
In Japan, the word Hikikomori is used to describe socially reclusive young people, mostly males, who choose to confine themselves to solitude in their bedrooms. They hide away from society and spend months, even years, in splendid isolation. RTD visited Japan to find out why so many of the country's young keep away from the outside world.

More documentaries at RTD: Migrants, Japan & extreme traditions: RTD’s most popular films of 2018
 

neonix

Jedi Master
Toxic Sugar? | There are different types of "calories"! (ABC Australia 2013)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU3GvRsFHqY
In only a few decades, there are now more obese people on the planet than there are undernourished. When it comes to getting fat, we've come to believe it's as simple as 'calories in' versus 'calories out' - if you want to shed the kilos, you need to burn more calories than you consume.

But not all calories are the same. Some people absorb calories more efficiently and it matters what types of foods your calories are coming from. Sugar is now being proposed by experts as the new dietary villain that's making us fat and sick. Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the bitter truth about the dangers of a sweet diet.
 
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