Most interesting documentaries on Youtube

neonix

Jedi Master
#91
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Universal Studios 2013)
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks : Alex Gibney : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Synopsis: This film by acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney tells the story of WikiLeaks and it's founder, Julian Assange who created the site in order to empower whistleblowers and allow them to share secrets anonymously. WikiLeaks quickly became somewhat of a phenomenon upon disclosing several major leaks and this documentary examines the inner workings of this organization, the man who ran it and several whistleblowers such as Bradley Manning.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
#93
BBC - Wikileaks - The Secret Life Of A Superpower Eps 1 [BBC 2012]
BBC - Wikileaks - The Secret Life Of A Superpower Eps 2 [BBC 2012]
Synopsis: Richard Bilton uncovers a struggle at the heart of US diplomacy between the ideals of freedom and spreading democracy, and the ruthless demands of American security and narrow self-interest. He examines what the WikiLeaks cables reveal about America's conflicted dealings with Egypt's deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak, and shows how US diplomats in Cairo missed warning signs that revolution in Egypt was coming. And he details the moral tension in US diplomacy brought about by America's controversial War on Terror. Using the cables, Richard uncovers the moral compromises made by America's diplomats over the repatriation of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and he shows the secret US efforts to block investigations into alleged CIA rendition and abuse.
 

Hi_Henry

Padawan Learner
#94

neonix

Jedi Master
#95
Venezuela - Escape from a Failed State (Yle 2018)
According to one United Nation’s estimate, 1.5 million people have already fled Venezuela in hopes of escaping violence, poverty and hunger.

Despite possessing some of world’s largest oil reserves, corruption and cronyism have plunged the country into economic ruin. Much of the blame lies with former socialist president Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolás Maduro. What began as a socialist experiment under Hugo Chavez has since become a deadly revolution under his successor Nicolás Maduro. Reelected president in a controversial election in May, Maduro governs the country in autocratic style. Protests by the opposition are brutally suppressed, often ending in deadly clashes. Every day, Venezuelans cross the border into Colombia to flee poverty and starvation. Most leave with nothing - rampant inflation has rendered their savings worthless. In Colombia, the refugees are hungry and desperate. Many sleep on the street or in sports fields. Back in the Venezuelan capital, one in six children is severely malnourished. Supermarkets in Caracas have empty shelves. People have restored to scavenging garbage for food or slaughtering cats and dogs to survive. Without drugs or functioning hospitals, medical care has collapsed. A mother of a diabetic child is forced to bring her son home from the hospital, which has no insulin. Elsewhere his condition could be treated - but here he will likely die of it. Venezuela has become a failed state.
 

seek10

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#97
Venezuela - Escape from a Failed State (Yle 2018)
The video is from German public broadcast company. Here are some impressions after watching it.

I heard the challenges faced by Venezuelans. Sad for sure and millions got out of the country ( 2 million in last 2 years). But, this documentary projection of all fault is with government is highly questionable.

The challenges showed in the video fall under extreme food shortages (21 times months eaning needed for 1-month food), long lines for subsidized food, needing id card to get the food and medicine, lack of medicine in hospitals( Govt. doesn't allow medicines from charity), public safety, High gas prices and transportation charges

As per this documentary, the reason is Political corruption, govt nationalization of banks, agriculture etc., govt forcing the people to follow the revolution, govt spying on people for mandating id cards for the subsidy, govt killing protestors (150 people in 3 months), Chavez and his prodigy's brainwashing of populism and revolutionary ideology and polarization of society with poor revolutionaries vs state enemies. It simply discounted the "economic warfare" of the oligarchs saying some of the public officials participated in it.

If one asks How this so-called govt. actions contribute to the acute situation, one will come out blank. Corruption and polarisation exist in every country, but they are not as bad as in this country at this time

Still, people are happy with the Chavez revolution and even they reelected Maduro. The reasons documentary tries to project looks rather silly to me. Yes, they have a lot of problems in getting basic needs like food, medicine, and security. Why now and why people are still pro-revolutionary despite the acute shortages and hardships. Generally, the common man tends to be impatient with his everyday needs and ready to dump the rulers, when given choice, if it is all due to bad government.

This video's narration doesn't add up and looks propagandistic. All the ills go back to sanctions which US deep state created, while this video's tries to dump on Govt. corruption and control.

Four impacts of the blockade against Venezuela
The financial blockade directly affects routine international payments for goods and services. No doubt remains that the blockade of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is intended to deepen the sabotage of the Venezuelan people's social and economic life.

1. Funds were frozen for the import of insulin
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2. Colombia's blockade of malaria medicine
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3. Suspension of funds for buying food
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4. Blocking of payments for travel by Venezuelan sports teams
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Trump considered an invasion of Venezuela at the height of its political crisis
UK Academic: 'Everything the Mainstream Media Tells You About Venezuela Is Lies'
Why media reporting on Venezuela is biased and inaccurate

The formula is same - Artificially reducing oil prices, supporting the local oligarchs in their favor( or terrorists), impose sactions to create local unrest, create propaganda and change rulers.

We have seen the slogans "Assad must go" ( now became "Assad can stay" after millions dead and most of the nation is destroyed), Putin the dictator (now they can't say that after 2018 world cup).

It didn't work in Russia or Syria. There is a high probability it won't work in Venezuela too.
 

Hi_Henry

Padawan Learner
#98
seek10 said
The formula is same - Artificially reducing oil prices, supporting the local oligarchs in their favor( or terrorists), impose sactions to create local unrest, create propaganda and change rulers.
From my perspective THAT IS IT. There are other methods.

The stick of "sanctions" in the 20-th century was used all the time by the West in the interest of Democracy (translation: Western business interests).
Ron should get an Oscar in Heaven for this one
The best example of using "currency manipulation" as a stick is Malaysia.
Soros LOST !!! Malaysia WON. This loss was not forgotten in the West
Commodity Price speculation is an even better stick against countries with exportable resources. Example,
The humble Sauds
No, they were not fighting for market share against shale. This was to attack Russia (Putin)/Venezuela (Chavez) in the main while also putting pressure on the other large producers such as Iran or Libya. Their marching orders on production levels came from the US. Saudis have no advantage in overproducing a resources that is coming to an end and getting a low price for it. Elementary math tells me that producing less and having a higher price is to my advantage.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
#99
Cape Town's Water Crisis Approaches Day Zero (SBS Australia)
A City Without Water: This year Cape Town has come dangerously close to running out of water – the first major city to do so. Efforts to reduce water usage have doubled – but will this be enough to stave off 'Day Zero'?

Three years of drought have forced Cape Town to employ stringent water rationing. A water restriction of 50 litres a day was introduced in February, and residents are already struggling: “We’ve actually learned that getting water…that’s a privilege.”, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson is concerned about the potential consequences of 'Day Zero': “We understand the risk of social unrest in [these] circumstances.”
 

neonix

Jedi Master
Hikikomori Loveless: What causes young Japanese hermits to give up on real life (RT Documentary 2018)
Known as hikikomori, the phenomenon of social withdrawal has become increasingly commonplace in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese shut themselves away, spending months and sometimes years in isolation.

The social recluses don’t study or go to work. They retreat into their rooms, rarely venturing out to get food in a convenience store and to communicate with immediate family.

One of them is Ito. He spends time listening to music, playing video games and surfing the internet. But he has neither the power nor desire to leave his bedroom, where he has voluntarily locked himself.

Unlike his younger brother, Ito was regularly yelled at and hit as a child. His parents, he says, only wanted him to be successful in life. Hikikomori often strikes families, where the fathers spend day and night at work, while the mothers focus entirely on their offspring, particularly the eldest sons. Smothering mothers, bullying at school, social pressure and expectations are among the reasons that push some Japanese into self-imposed confinement.

RTD travels to Japan to hear the stories of Ito and others, who ended up trapped inside their bedrooms. We question why the epidemic of hikikomori has gripped modern Japan, and what drives the people into seclusion and how some of them eventually decide to get out.

From personal stories of hikikomoris and their relatives, and from those who reach out to them, RTD offers an intimate portrait of Japan’s modern hermits.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
Mystery Of The Missing Million (BBC 2002)
In Japan, a million young men have shut the door on real life. Almost one man in ten in his late teens and early twenties is refusing to leave his home – many do not leave their bedrooms for years on end. It is a lost generation. Many millions of families are devastated. But they mostly suffer in silence, unable to understand the plight of their children. The first western psychologist to study the problem describes the condition as “an epidemic” sweeping Japan.
It is called hikikomori by the Japanese – meaning “social withdrawal”. Yet little is known about the problem and parents of sufferers prefer to hide their pain rather than seek help.

Phil Rees' film discovers the hidden pain that is scarring Japan’s youth. We meet the mother of a 17-year old boy who took over the kitchen of the family home. Her son has refused to leave the kitchen and has not spoken to outsiders for four years. Members of his own family rarely see him. He does not bath and lives surrounded by a mound of garbage, which spills from the kitchen into the hallway. The family have been forced to cook meals on a makeshift camping stove.

Another case revealed by the programme is that of a boy who has locked himself in his bedroom for four years. Throughout these years, his mother – who sleeps in the next room – has not seen her son. She only knows that he is alive because she sometimes hears the creaking of floorboards. Some can remain in their bedrooms for twenty years before the family seek outside help.

Peter Patterson wrote in the Daily Mail (21.10.02). "One of the true purposes of television - to tell us something new, extraordinary and amazing, with the added bonus that it might have implications for our lives - was more than fulfilled last night. Reporter Phil Rees, for Correspondent, had my eyes out on stalks with The Missing Million.
 

neonix

Jedi Master
There is something very strange about this bradass87 chat conversation. I think he is another MKUltra product programmed to carry out specific mission. There is also very interesting excerpt in 29:00 about Julian.
WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies (Oxford Film and Television Ltd 2011)
Synopsis from cnbc:
Using first hand, exclusive interviews with the biggest players in the Wikileaks controversy, this film documents the story of the biggest data spillage in history — beginning with the email of a young soldier and the scribbling of a password on a restaurant napkin by the enigmatic Julian Assange, and ending as the rippling tide of revelations continues to echo around the world. It's the story of how the UK's Guardian newspaper turned the original Wiki material from a morass of unreadable documents into the dramatic succession of calibrated and researched scoops it became. It's a powerful story of sex, lies and betrayal. And it's the story of how, whether we like it or not, the age of the secret may be over, because technology has changed — and human nature hasn't.
 

Hi_Henry

Padawan Learner
Over the last 3 days I have been absorbed by the Buteyko Breathing method and slow breathing in general. I found this very interesting documentary which you may enjoy.

The end of it brought a small tear in my eye :-)

Stiff Shasha
 
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