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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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Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance:
is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means ‘crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living’, and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way.


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Fabian – Gib mir die Welt plus 5 Prozent
Warum überall Geld fehlt “Gib mir die Welt plus 5 Prozent”. Die Geschichte vom Goldschmied Fabian 50 aufschlussreiche Minuten über den grundlegenden Fehler in unserem Geldsystem und das grundlegende Geheimnis des Banken- und Geldwesens


update: 2009-01-25
auf der projektseite neueimpulse.org/ kann man sich den film auch runterladen (direkt: .flv/386mb)

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Occupation 101:

Voice of the Silenced Majority is a 2006 documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir. The film focuses on the reality and the effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and discusses events from the rise of Zionism to the Second Intifada and Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan, and presents its case through dozens of interviews. It questions the nature of Israeli-American relations. Specifically, it questions the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and whether Americans should help pay for it. Occupation 101 includes interviews with mostly American and Israeli scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers, and NGO’s critical of the injustices and human rights abuses that stem from Israeli policy in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.


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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a multi award-winning documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a linguist, intellectual, and political activist. Created by two Canadian independent filmmakers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, it expands on the ideas of Chomsky’s earlier book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-wrote with Edward S. Herman.

The film presents and illustrates Chomsky’s and Herman’s propaganda model, the thesis that corporate media, as profit-driven institutions, tend to serve and further the agendas of the interests of dominant, elite groups in the society. A centerpiece of the film is a long examination into the history of The New York Times’ coverage of Indonesia’s invasion and occupation of East Timor, which Chomsky claims exemplifies the media’s unwillingness to criticize an ally.


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Dispatches: Supermarket Secrets
How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenized, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialize in? In a two-part program, journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have affected the food on our plates and reveals the tell-tale signs that the food we buy may not have been grown in the way we think.

[direktlink part1]

[direktlink part2]

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“Expedition ins Bierreich [Doku, Arte, BRD ’05]”

Auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis eines guten Bieres blickt die Dokumentation in die Sudkessel der letzten brauenden Nonne Europas, besucht die Bier-Universität in Weihenstephan, das belgische Trappistenkloster Rochefort und zeigt die vielleicht kleinste vollautomatische Heim-Brauanlage der Welt. Erfunden wurde das Bier von Frauen vor etwa 6.000 Jahren im heutigen Gebiet von Irak und Iran. Perfektioniert haben es europäische Mönche im Laufe der letzten 1.000 Jahre, und mittlerweile wurde es bis ins letzte Molekül erforscht, vornehmlich an der Brauer-Universität im bayerischen Weihenstephan. Früher hat Bier sicherlich anders geschmeckt als heute im Zeitalter des Massenkonsums, und nicht wenige Fachleute beklagen das Verschwinden der geschmacklichen Besonderheiten. Weltweit agierende Bierkonzerne schlucken immer mehr Traditionsbrauereien, die Gefahr der Geschmacksnivellierung droht dem alkoholischen Getränk Nr. 1


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die history channel doku(?) “life after people”

Life After People is a special feature on the History Channel in which scientists and others speculate what the earth, animal life, and plant life might be like if humanity no longer existed, as well as the effect humanity’s disappearance would have on the artificial aspects of civilization. Speculation is based upon documented results of the sudden removal of humans from an area and the possible results which would occur should humanity discontinue its maintenance of buildings and urban infrastructure.

The hypotheses are illustrated with CGI dramatizations, depicting the possible fate of such icons as the Empire State Building, Buckingham Palace, Sears Tower, the Space Needle, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower.

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