Tag Archives: docu

Panopticon: The documentary about your privacy

›› panopticondefilm.nl/

A film about the rise of the surveillance state. Set in The Netherlands.
Made by https://twitter.com/petervlemmix

[via netzpolitik.org]

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Free the Network::
Motherboard’s documentary on Occupy Wall Street, hacktivism, and the hackers trying to build a distributed network for the Occupy movement and beyond.

Read more at http://www.motherboard.tv/occupy.


[via mogreens]

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Life In A Day:
Life in a Day is a crowdsourced documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010.
The film is 94 minutes 57 seconds long and includes scenes selected from 4,500 hours of footage in 80,000 submissions from 192 nations. The completed film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2011 and the premiere was streamed live on YouTube. On October 31, 2011, YouTube announced that Life in a Day would be available for viewing on its website free of charge, and on DVD.


Life In A Day is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Soundtrack available here @ http://goo.gl/N9F6O

For more information on Life In A Day, visithttp://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.

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Discovering Electornic Music:
Discovering electronic music is a documentary made in 1983 by director and writer Bernard Wilets. The documentary follows the influence of electronic technology on music up the to time. Much of the focus is on how electronics have been instrumental in making new sounds and new notations as well as providing increased accessibility and expedient results for modern music composers. Analog and digital synthesizer technologies are discussed with appearances by Moog and Fairlight synthesizers to name a few. Watch all three parts of this clinical style documentary dripping with electronic music goodness after the jump.


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PressPausePlay – A Film about Hope, Fear and Digital Culture:
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.


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real scenes: berlin

kurze und sehr sehenswerte doku von resident advisor ueber berlins technovergangenheit und bestandaufnahme zur aktuellen situation:

For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become an international destination for ravers—a cheap place to party with clubs that are renowned throughout the world.

Techno has become a business in the meantime. Yet Berlin still maintains a credibility that other cities lack. To understand why, RA and Bench went to the German capital eager to find out about its unique history and the reasons behind its continued relevance.

Visit the feature page on RA: residentadvisor.net/​feature.aspx?1405


previous parts
1: bristol
2: detroit

[via the last beat]

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The Beauty of Maps:
Documentary series looking at maps in incredible detail to highlight their artistic attributions and reveal the stories that they tell

[medievil maps part1]


[city maps part1]


[atlas maps part1]


[cartoon maps part1]


[complete playlist]

[via datamaps.eu]

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Grass – The History of Cannabis:
Director: Ron Mann
Writer: Solomon Vesta
Narrator: Woody Harrelson

This film explores the history of the American government’s official policy on marijuana in the 20th century. Rising with nativist xenophobia with Mexican immigration and their taste for smoking marijuana, we see the establishment of a wrong headed federal drug policy as a crime issue as oppposed to a public health approach. Fuelled by prejudice, hysterical propaganda and political opportunism undeterred by voices of reason on the subject, we follow the story of a costly and futile crusade against a substance with questionable ill effects that has damaged basic civil liberites.

The film places much of the blame for marijuana criminalization on Harry Anslinger (the first American drug czar) who promoted false information about marijuana to the American public as a means towards abolition.

The film follows the history of federal policies and social attitudes towards marijuana, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. The history presented is broken up into parts, approximately the length of a decade. Each decade is introduced by paraphrasing the official attitude towards marijuana at the time (e.g. “Marijuana will make you insane” or “Marijuana will make you addicted to heroin”), and closed by providing a figure for the amount of money spent during that period on the “war on marijuana.”

The film is completely composed of archival footage, much of which is from public domain U.S propaganda films and feature films such as Reefer Madness made available by the Prelinger Archives. The documentary was narrated, free-of-charge, by actor Woody Harrelson.

[link part1]


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Arduino – The Documentary:
The Documentary 2010


download: archive.org
(cc by-nc-sa)

[via netzpoitik]

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How Beer Saved The World:
Did you know that Beer was critical to the birth of civilization? That?s right – Beer. Scientists and historians line up to tell the amazing, untold story of how beer helped create maths, poetry, Pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws and America.

[link part1]

[link part2part3]

[via misterhonk]

anti-nazi symbole streetworker

65 jahre und auf der strasse gegen nazis.

Irmela Mensah-Schramm is well known in Berlin for her effort against Nazi symbols, signs and slogans in public space. The 65 years old anti-fascist graffiti-grandma documents Nazi graffiti and stickers before she buffs them and is in that way a perfect example for modern anti-fascist work.

Vincenzo Caruso and Fabrizio Mario Lussu are currently working on a video documentary called “The Hate Destroyer” about her work, the ideals and Nazi graffiti in general!

den trailer gibts beim vimeo:


[via urbanartcore]

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Cannabis: What’s the harm?:
Ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou was caught smoking cannabis by the tabloids when he left the soap. Now he wants to find out the truth about the most popular illegal drug in Britain, see the lengths people will go to get it and discover exactly where it comes from.

[link epsiode1]

In the first of two programmes, James looks at the effects of the drug on the streets of Britain, meeting a 17-year-old who smokes weed with his parents and a mum-of-three who uses cannabis to keep her emotions in check. He meets people who are growing cannabis illegally for themselves and goes out on patrol with a police drug squad as they clamp down on large-scale cannabis growers. He also travels to California, the first state in America to license cannabis for medicinal use.

[link episode 2]

In the second episode, James explores the hidden world of organised crime linked to the supply of cannabis in the UK, following a police drug squad and the UK Border Agency as they target gangs and smugglers. He meets the casualties of the drugs trade, including a 14-year-old addict who has convictions for burglary to fund his habit and a Vietnamese teenager smuggled into Britain by lorry to work in British cannabis farms to supply the huge demand.

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Modulations: Cinema for the Ear:
Documentarian Lara Lee, a U.S.-based, Brazilian-born filmmaker, skated through virtual reality, cyber-stimuli, and recreational technologies in her fast-paced Synthetic Pleasures (1995), notable for the memorable “surf’s up” sequence inside a Japanese indoor beach with rolling waves. Where Synthetic Pleasures attempted to explore all aspects of the digital domain, Modulations focuses just on modern music-rave parties, techno dance music, and the history of electronic music (John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Moog), moving on to ’70s innovators (Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder), hip-hop pioneers, and more recent club-scene creators (Prodigy, Moby, Money Mark, Future Sound of London, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz), capturing diverse dance-track styles (house, trip-hop, acidhouse, ambient). The 35mm film brings together archival material, video clips, concert footage, and numerous interviews with musicians.

[direktlink part1]

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WikiRebels – The Documentary:

From the description:
“Exclusive rough-cut of first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it!

From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.

Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members, such as Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, as well as people like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is starting his own version – Openleaks.org!

Where is the secretive organization heading? Stronger than ever, or broken by the US? Who is Assange: champion of freedom, spy or rapist? What are his objectives? What are the consequences for the internet?”

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhTfOL…

[direktlink part1]
[direktlink part2, part3, part4]

[via 46halbe / netzpolitik]

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Michael Jackson‘s – The Beer Hunter:

The Beer Hunter – The Burgundies of Belgium
The first episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. The first episode in the series takes us to Belgium for an examination of the wonderful and idiosyncratic beer styles indigenous to that country. We’ll see just how the spontaneously fermented lambic is made, and attend a beer dinner consisting of dishes like filet of cod in a sabayon of Brugse Tripel beer and served with hop shoots and accompanied by Duvel ale. Sound appetizing? Save room for the wild rabbit simmered in Liefman’s Goudenband brown ale with a glass of Rodenbach Grand Cru.

[episode1 part1]

The Beer Hunter – The Fifth Element
The second episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. A trip to Bavaria gives us a background on wheat beers and the Reinheitsgebot, or German beer purity law of 1516. A visit to the famed Kaltenberg brewery of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria is also in order, and the process behind brewing the delightful local specialties Rauchbier (smoked beer) and Steinbier (stone beer) are also on tap. Jackson is also on hand for the tapping of the first ceremonial keg that commences Oktoberfest in Munich.

[episode2 part1]

The Beer Hunter – The Bohemian Connection
The third episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. Jackson visits another of the world’s classic brewing countries, the Czech Republic, for a tour of the brewery where the original Pilsner, Urquell, is brewed. Other stops include U Fleku, the ancient Czech Brewpub famous for its spicy dark lager, and Budweiser Budvar.

[episode3 part1]

The Beer Hunter – Our Daily Beer
The fourth episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. In the home country of Heineken, Jackson focuses on the smaller, traditional Trappist brewers and the upstart small brewers. Here we get an interesting glimpse into traditional monastic life and brewing.

[episode4 part1]

The Beer Hunter – California Pilgrimage
The fifth episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. Here you’ll accompany Jackson on a tour of the Anchor Brewing facility in San Francisco and explore the history of the company and lots of commentary from Anchor’s founder Fritz Maytag. A trip to the barley fields is included to see where beer comes from, and there are (naturally) a few brewery pit stops along the way.

[episode5 part1]

The Beer Hunter – Best Of British
The sixth and final episode of The Beer Hunter with Michael Jackson. With Dutch subtitles. Michael Jackson (1942-2007) was a renowned writer and promotor of specialty beers, not to be confused with the famous singer. Jackson visits the granddaddy of all beer festivals, the Great British Beer Festival in England. Along the way he stops by the legendary Bateman’s brewery for some background and great beer, and details their struggle for survival that almost wasn’t successful.

[episode6 part1]

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dBstep documentaire:
a music documentary about the fast growing dubstep-scene in Belgium. It will contain deep/fun/strange interviews with DJ’s, producers, promoters,… and hyper/energetic/exploding shots from our main dubstep events. And btw: 100% Belgian soundtrack!!

Starring in this production: Bunzero, Benga, Borgore, Headhunter, Starkey, Truth, Piro, Saviour, Grimelock, Kastor & Dice & Sim, Gaz, Truth, Mate & Fudge, Science, Goldorak & Solpher, Geeks, Cal & Sikey, Soi, AKS & Selah Sue, Phonetics, The Soulblazers-crew, The Furthur-crew,…

download (.flv | 38min/350mb)

[via dubstep friday]

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Internet: The Movie
is a video made in 1997 to explain the then-fairly-young internet to individuals looking to get in on the action. However, what’s really funny to see in this movie is the ridiculous ‘plot’ in between the educational parts, and to try to make sense of most of the included segments’ relevance to the explanation of the internet itself. But then 40 minutes of content would be lost. The beginning is really some of the best parts (in that they are the worst parts) of how the movie sought to relate the internet to people. It trails off at the end as eventually they just start explaining how to do things in… Netscape. It’s worth it to watch just because somewhere in the middle, the video suggests that using the internet is too hard and tells you that you should go make a sandwich instead.

gnihihihi…. :D


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Tesla – Master of Lightning:
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is probably the first cross-over scientist. He is known and respected in scientific and engineering circles, but he also appeals to a youthful and general audience with no formal background in science. Today there is considerable and growing interest in Tesla, but there is lacking a comprehensive and accurate picture of his life and accomplishments. A major documentary has never been made about him. Much of the available information has been highly speculative, not based on the historical documentary evidence. It was our objective to make an in-depth documentary that is both entertaining and scientifically and historically accurate. A great deal of the story is told in Tesla’s own words, drawing from his autobiographical and scientific writings.


2 for the night

Getting Up: A Graffiti Documentary
“It is a well edited film that speaks for itself. Getting Up: A Graffiti Documentary is a solid 30 minutes of schooling about the life, freedom, adventure, and resourcefulness of a pure Graff Writer. Check it out right now. You will not be sorry.”


[via urban artcore]


Live Free
a documentary short on Royal Street Tattoo written by Bijani Casalan and directed by Michael Howell. Although Live Free features Royal Street Tattoo and “covers the philosophy of tattooing as seen from the eyes of the artists at the shop” the documentary goes much deeper.


[via design you trust]

kurzdoku: web 3.0


A story about the Semantic Web

Transcript, interview bios, and other info on kateray.net

Interviews with:
Tim Berners-Lee
Clay Shirky
Chris Dixon
David Weinberger
Nova Spivack
Jason Shellen
Lee Feigenbaum
John Hebeler
Alon Halevy
David Karger
Abraham Bernstein

Kate Ray is a recently-graduated NYU journalism/psychology student, currently working on kommons.com

licensed under creative commons

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