Tag Archive: Documentary


Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Documentary 2011

 

 

 

 

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Piedmont Blues: North Carolina Style – 2013 Documentary

 

 

 

 

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John Mayall – The Godfather Of British Blues – Documentary

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 8, 2013

” The godfather of british blues
Documental completo 54 min. con subtítulos en español.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 1, 2014

” Visit our website!:
http://mediasolidarity.com/

  Independent Media Solidarity is a loose knit group of independent journalists that have come together to tackle the issue of Sandy Hook. We are normal people with normal lives, who have families, children, and jobs. Although many of us haven’t physically met each other, we are united. All we seek are answers to the many inconsistencies. But most importantly, we just want the truth made available to all who might seek it.

  Over the past 2 years, efforts to explain and expose the Sandy Hook event may seem to have slowed down. We never slowed down. “

 

HT/InfoWars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Berlin Wall Anniversary, Somber Notes Amid Revelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It was the morning after the best party ever, the tumult and joy that marked the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. After 28 years, East Berliners were giddy with marvel that they could now visit the West.

  Günter Taubmann felt different, as if, he said, “I am in the wrong movie.” Eight years earlier, his only child, Thomas, had been killed trying to cross the wall, one of 138 people who died at the barrier erected by the Communists in 1961 to stop Germans streaming out of the poor, repressive East.”

Here is a video that details the history of the wall from construction to destruction:

” Now, someone at work had been to the West and back during that magical night, and was telling the tale. Mr. Taubmann’s Communist colleagues professed to be exultant over the end of the order they had long espoused. Workmates who had not mourned Thomas at the time of his death were suddenly solicitous.

“ I didn’t know what they wanted from me, and then they started, ‘What bad luck! Your son could have waited,’ ” Mr. Taubmann recounted, his voice edgy with sarcasm. “I am normally a calm person, but there I got in such a fury. I simply threw them all out. ‘Just get out of my room.’ ” “

NY Times has much more on this historic anniversary

Toot Blues

 

 

 

Uploaded on Dec 2, 2010

” In the late 1980s, Timothy Duffy, a penniless North Carolina musicology student, set out to document and preserve traditional southern roots and blues music.  On his travels from Winston-Salem’s drinkhouse music scene, an off-the-grid hotbed of gritty traditional blues, to deep-south family run churches, he found purpose and inspiration from a cast of amazingly talented, pure and unique set of characters (the artists!!). 

  Toot Blues remarkably captures the true essence and talent of the artists from Guitar Gabriel, a ‘homeless magic potion selling’ blues genius; to Willa Mae Buckner, a snake charming elderly woman taunting delightfully raunchy blues; to Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins, a grandmother who continues to tear up the stage and play a killer electric guitar behind her head; to Bishop Dready Manning and family churning out homebrewed rockabilly-gospel; to Boo Hanks, an 80 year-old bluesman recording an album for the very first time; to blind guitarist, Cootie Stark, mesmerizing crowds world-wide while never failing to find his way home by himself.
Shortly after befriending and championing for these artists Tim quickly realized the limitations set upon them by living in poverty, not only in their struggles to survive and support their families but also their ability to afford time and outlets to continue with their deepest passions-music, by a simple twist of fate, Tim along with his wife Denise, began the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

  With rare footage, interviews, and numerous live performances, the film documents these unique musicians, brought together through the Music Maker community and their shared and vital musical heritage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Video 10.24.14

John Wayne Documentary

 

 

 

The “Border States Of America” With Nick Searcy

 

 

 

Published on Oct 16, 2014

” Please visit www.BorderStatesOfAmerica.com for more information about this film.

  An unprecedented wave of illegal immigration is washing over America, threatening the fabric of our nation. But the Obama Administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, resulting in tens of thousands of people illegally entering the US. Now, our new film reveals the full scope of this crisis.

  The Border States of America takes viewers from the Rio Grande Valley to towns across the country, telling the story of human smugglers and drug cartels who profit from Obama’s policies; of American citizens whose lives are put at risk; and the social and economic toll on our communities. We cut through the fog to bring you the truth about what is really happening with the border crisis.

  Television and film star Nick Searcy has come on board to narrate The Border States of America. He is an accomplished actor, director, and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years in cinema, television, and on the stage. With dozens of starring and supporting roles across a wide range of feature films and TV shows under his belt, we couldn’t be more excited to have him help tell this story.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Blues Documentary 1972

 

 

 

Uploaded on Aug 31, 2011

” Documentary about Chicago Blues and the migrating black community that brought it there. Made in 1972 the political tensions of the late 60’s are still an all pervasive presence but it makes for an edgy and atmospheric portrayal of the era and the music.

  With Muddy Waters, Johnnie Lewis, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells, Floyd Jones.. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters Of The Blues

 

 

 

ISIL Sexually Assaults New Recruits: Documentary

 

 

 

ISIL Rape Documentary

 

 

 

” In a documentary broadcast August 27th on the Kurdish station STERK TV, captured “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) elements say the group has been raping men in a ceremony it describes as “marriage” and recording this to use as blackmail and force them to join.

  ISIL uses rape, including gang rape, as a tactic of fear to intimidate populations it seeks to control, according to an August 28th report by the Firat News Agency, a Kurdish agency based in Amsterdam.

  The STERK TV documentary records the confessions of more than 20 ISIL elements who were captured by Kurdish fighters in Syria and includes horrific footage of ISIL’s crimes, Firat said.

” The ISIL elements admitted that what they called ‘marriage’ was in fact rape. They said that every new member of the group was raped. The footage of the rape would be used as blackmail in the event of the new recruit refusing to participate in actions,” it said.

  In the documentary, ISIL fighter Abdul Kareem Ibrahim Bazo said he had been blindfolded and raped.

” About a fortnight later they came and said I had to join. I did not want to. But they had the footage. They threatened to show it to my family,” Firat reported him as saying.

  Ferhan Salim Unuf Safen, 20, described how he had been abducted and raped by “six or seven” ISIL elements and was ashamed to explain the things they had done to him.

” I fainted. When I came round they told me: ‘you are now with ISIL’,” he said. “

 

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Ahmed Hussain also described on camera how he had been abducted, drugged, tortured and gang raped by ISIL elements.

“They ‘married’ me 15 times. Then they washed my head and put cologne on me. They told me no one could join ISIL without being married,” Hussain said.

Daily Video 1.14.14

Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging – Full Movie (Documentary)

 

 

Uploaded on Dec 13, 2010

” This video provides the facts about psychotropic drugs and the huge profits they create for the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs are not safe and have not been on the market long enough to provide sufficient long term studies regarding their effects. These drugs do cause addiction, however most “doctors” would call this dependence because you do not have to take an increasing dose over time. They are completely fine with you being addicted to the same amount of any given drug on a daily basis. Over half of the people that commit suicide in the United States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. (Ex: Paxil (Paroxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Prozac, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Effexor, Seroquil, Ultram (Tramadol), etc.)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Spotlight 1995

 

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s Unseen Holocaust Documentary To Be Screened

 

 

 

 

 

” The British Army Film Unit cameramen who shot the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 used to joke about the reaction of Alfred Hitchcock to the horrific footage they filmed. When Hitchcock first saw the footage, the legendary British director was reportedly so traumatized that he stayed away from Pinewood Studios for a week.Hitchcock may have been the king of horror movies but he was utterly appalled by “the real thing”.

  In 1945, Hitchcock had been enlisted by his friend and patron Sidney Bernstein to help with a documentary on German wartime atrocities, based on the footage of the camps shot by British and Soviet film units. In the event, that documentary was never seen.

  Now, finally, the film is set to be seen in a version that Hitchcock, Bernstein and the other collaborators intended. The Imperial War Museum has painstakingly restored it using digital technology and has pieced together the extra material from the missing sixth reel. A new documentary, Night Will Fall, is also being made with André Singer, executive producer of The Act of Killing, as director and Stephen Frears as directorial advisor. Both the original film about the camps and the new documentary will be shown on British TV in early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “liberation” of Europe. Before that, next year, they are due to be shown together at festivals and in cinemas.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 12.23.13

 The Universe – Nemesis: The Sun’s Evil Twin

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Side Of Mitt Romney America Didn’t Get To See Could Have Saved America 4 More Years Of Obama

 

 

” If you ever wondered how Mitt Romney reacted to his 2012 defeat, you can see it personally in the upcoming documentary Mitt, which will be aired Netflix.  The film charts Romney’s rise from 2008-2012.

  Greg Whitley, who directed the film, is a close family friend who had exclusive access to Romney for six years.  In Mitt, he captures the trials and tribulations experienced on the national campaign scene. It also appears to capture the difficulty candidates’ wives face, with Ann Romney being filmed saying, “I would not want to do this again. It’s just too much.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 12.8.13

SNEAK PEEK: Crosshairs: The Internal Revenue Scandal

 

 

 

Published on Nov 23, 2013

” Now available on DVD. Order yours now at:http://IRSScandalMovie.com

  A new film from producer Gary S. Franchi Jr. and writer William N. Grigg | For taxpayers everywhere, terror is spelled I-R-S — but the Internal Revenue Service is much more than just the world’s most fearsome and ruthless tax collection agency. Current and former IRS officials have described how the agency literally considers itself to be at war with the tax-paying public. Leaked videos of IRS employee training sessions have revealed how agents have been taught to use unethical and illegal means to extract money from long-suffering taxpayers, and to retaliate against anybody — whether ordinary citizen or conscience-stricken agency employee — who objects.

  Since at least 2011, the IRS has carried out another role — that of harassing and persecuting the Obama administration’s political rivals, while granting special privileges to his allies. Anybody who belonged to a group with words like “Patriot” or “Tea Party” in its name found himself in the IRS’s cross-hairs.

  This illegal harassment wasn’t limited to one state, or one region — and it didn’t end with invasive questions about finances, donors, and membership lists. Like secret police investigators in a Communist country, IRS officials looking into the activities of pro-life activists scrutinized the “content of their prayers” for supposedly inappropriate political content, and even tried to impose limits on their peaceful outreach and activism.

  While the IRS was carrying out this campaign of persecution, its employees were spending tens of millions of dollars on extravagant employee retreats — and unlike common taxpayers, they weren’t required to keep track of their expenses. When they weren’t busy abusing taxpayers and wasting their money, unionized IRS employees were preparing for the most radical expansion of the agency’s mandate in its history, which will put it in charge of enforcing the new “Obamacare” law.

  That’s right: Under Obamacare, the IRS will have the power to make life-and-death decisions affecting every U.S. citizen — and the officials directly responsible for the harassment of the Tea Party movement will have critical roles in administering the new government-run health care system.

  How did we end up with the IRS? What are the dangers it represents to innocent taxpayers? What can be done to rein in that rogue agency — and is it possible for us to be rid of it completely? You owe it to yourself to see “Crosshairs: The Internal Revenue Scandal” — and to share what you learn with your friends and family. Your lives, and those of your loved ones, may literally depend on it. “

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The Wind Gods

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” An America’s Cup film? Great, they are few and far between! But this is a far cry from the Francis Ford Coppola classic America’s Cup film Wind. This trailer is for The Wind Gods, the story of the 33rd America’s Cup race, and while it is more documentary, it definitely hypes up the drama!

I particularly love Jeremy Irons’ voiceover. “There is no second place, in competition, in the game of life,” he states with all the drama of a first rate actor. “First place is all there is.” ”

Daily Video 8.2.13

UNBRANDED — An Adventure Visits Browning

 

 

” The Ride. The Mission. The documentary UNBRANDED follows the story of Ben Masters, Thomas Glover, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Ben Thamer as they travel 3,000 miles through the deepest backcountry in the American West from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The pack trip will take over six months through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana in famously rugged country such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Mustangs, born and raised in the wild, will be taking them on their journey. This is a story of the partnership between horse and rider, a testament to the hardiness of mustangs, and a tribute to the early explorers whose spirit remains today.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s Gaudy ‘Palace of Versailles’ To Be Finished In 2015 After 11 YEARS Of Construction

 

Long-term project: The couple started building their mansion on a ten acre plot more than a decade ago

 

” The owners of America’s largest family home, the gold-encrusted ‘Palace Of Versailles’, have announced that it will finally be completed in 2015, after 11 years of construction.

Self-made billionaire David Siegel, told CNBC that he’s excited about moving into the property located in Windermere, Florida, although, if someone offered him enough money – $100 million to be exact – he might consider selling out.”

 

 

 

” However, his 47-year-old former beauty queen wife, Jackie, seemed distraught at the thought of letting her dream mansion go and jokingly interjected: ‘Or I could live there and you could sell your half right?’

Work stopped on the 90,000-square-foot build in 2009 after creditors went after Mr Siegel’s timeshare company, Westgate Resorts, but recommenced this year after business bounced back. 

Now the finish date is just two years away.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This US Soldier ‘Found Alive’ In Vietnam 44 Years After Being Left Behind

 

 

 

” A NEW DOCUMENTARY called Unclaimed claims to introduce the world to former Army Sergeant John Robertson, lost over Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades.

The Toronto Star reports Edmonton filmmaker Michael Jorgenson found Robertson, 76, living in a rural Vietnam village stooped with age, unable to speak English, remember his birthday, or names of the children he left behind in the U.S.

From The Toronto Star:

There is physical proof of Robertson’s birthplace, collected in dramatic fashion onscreen; a tearful meeting in Vietnam with a soldier who was trained by Robertson in 1960 and said he knew him on sight; and a heart-wrenching reunion with his only surviving sister — 80-year-old Jean Robertson-Holly — in Edmonton in December 2012 that left the audience at the Toronto screening wiping away tears.

Jorgenson encountered so much resistance from the US military making his film that he says he’s convinced one “high-placed government source” was telling the truth when he said, “It’s not that the Vietnamese won’t let him (Robertson) go; it’s that our government doesn’t want him.” “