Documentaries

geographile,
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I am interested in books, articles, blog posts, #documentaries, or #podcasts about:

The role of the #CIA in changing governments and squashing opposition in developing countries from 1947 to present, especially specific countries.
#Scottish or #Irish #history, all periods, including prehistory and recent.
Why humans have been so bloodthirsty historically, whether there have been #peaceful societies and how they've managed.
The #evolution of #English and its #dialects or closely related #languages.
#Neurodivergence-welcoming information about #teaching #children with multiple #academic/"learning" #disabilities.
#Natural #pantheism, #spiritual #naturalism, or #secular/nontheist #paganism.

Please, #bookstodon and everyone else , recommend your very favorite books and other #information to me. I'll read anything, audio or ebook or maybe even paper #book, #website or recurring graphics or whatever.
Feed me.

AskPippa,
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This is one of my all-time favourite #documentaries. It has a bit of a cult following. Was it done weirdly on purpose, or by accident? Serious and hilarious at the same time. Get out the popcorn!
Cane #toads An Unnatural History.

#Australia #ecology #biology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkxwrpJg5W0

callisto,
@callisto@disabled.social avatar

@AskPippa I didn't even watch (this time) and that song's in my head for the rest of the day

AskPippa,
@AskPippa@c.im avatar

@callisto :bd06: 🐸

Pepijn,
@Pepijn@mastodon.online avatar

For 21 years I've ran an informative #website on #overfishing.

As an "independent source" it was used by politicians, students, and many everyday people alike.

It was used for #publications & #documentaries, and triggered some inquires where I assisted in shaping national & international political statements. It's been fun & fulfilling 🙂

In today's siloed internet its usefulness is gone. No more days with 5.000 unique visitors & multiple email inquires.

Today is its last day online. 1/2

Pepijn,
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Overfishing.org contained both an introduction to the issue of , and resources. See attached some evergreens (low resolution, DM me for high res).

There's the "what, why, how" , imagery of in the Dutch , and a poster with all around the world.

As I'm to see the website go I've renewed the for one more year and am happy to "donate" it to a good cause. Any interest: DM me.

2/2

Along the coasts of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark there lays a shallow coastal sea -with associated wetlands and islands- extremely rich with all types of important sea (it serves as a spawning and nursing grounds for fish) and bird (millions of migratory birds use the mud flats to feed on) life. Large parts of the sea consist of tidal mudflats. The intertidal area is sea during high-tide and dryish land during low-tide. For decades there have been bottom trawling and dredging activities on the Dutch part of the area. As of July 1, 2004 mechanical cockle fisheries have been banned in order to preserve the cockles (and the rich bottom) for the millions of birds. However, some fisheries on mussels (mariculture) and shrimp are still taking place. Here are two low-tide imageres showing the marks / scarves left by various trawling activities. These take years to disappear from visual sight and even longer for the benthic situation to return to the pre-trawling situation. The images are composites from aerial photographs, the location is near the island of Texel.
Along the coasts of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark there lays a shallow coastal sea -with associated wetlands and islands- extremely rich with all types of important sea (it serves as a spawning and nursing grounds for fish) and bird (millions of migratory birds use the mud flats to feed on) life. Large parts of the sea consist of tidal mudflats. The intertidal area is sea during high-tide and dryish land during low-tide. For decades there have been bottom trawling and dredging activities on the Dutch part of the area. As of July 1, 2004 mechanical cockle fisheries have been banned in order to preserve the cockles (and the rich bottom) for the millions of birds. However, some fisheries on mussels (mariculture) and shrimp are still taking place. Here are two low-tide imageres showing the marks / scarves left by various trawling activities. These take years to disappear from visual sight and even longer for the benthic situation to return to the pre-trawling situation. The images are composites from aerial photographs, the location is near the island of Texel.
Modern satellite imagery clearly show the mud trails, distortion and other destruction left by the coastal -shallow water- version of these trawling activities. * trawling imagery from Ecuador, USA (Georgia and Louisiana), Netherlands (Vlieland and Westerschelde), Phillipines, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mexico. Satellite images are Quickbird, Landsat and aerial photographs.

Pepijn,
@Pepijn@mastodon.online avatar

Response to overfishing.org questions:

-It's on archive.org :-)

Shutting it down as:

  1. in a practical sense, it's invisible on the modern internet. No https and not recently updated. Relevance of content is less than 10yrs ago.

  2. it's hosted by Godaddy; they've massively increased the costs of the "grandfathered" hosting package to 320 euro/year.

  3. It runs on old CRM software*

*if someone does offer (cheap..) https hosting I will consider maintaining a (semi-) static, updated, version.

theotherotherone,

What do you see as the pro's and con's of ? I'm often not a fan, but want to be. My issues with them, and mostly it comes from I love to learn and want docs to be a starting point, not the end:

  • Credentials of the experts can be spotty

  • No sources given

  • No way to ask follow-up questions

  • Too much theatrics / reenactment

  • Not as detailed as a book

  • Often don't cover the topics I want (social science, , , etc)


@histodons

peterbrown,
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@theotherotherone @histodons you’re right, you have to invest all your faith in the documentary editor. They have total control over the impression portrayed.

theotherotherone,

@peterbrown @histodons To be fair, the same can basically be said about a single book, too. But it just seems with books, especially scholarly or academic, we're more willing to put some time into researching the author, their biases, and criticisms of the book. With a documentary, people tend to just accept it without any verification.

Hollow Water [48:31] (www.nfb.ca)

This documentary profiles the tiny Ojibway community of Hollow Water on the shores of Lake Winnipeg as they deal with an epidemic of sexual abuse in their midst. The offenders have left a legacy of denial and pain, addiction and suicide. The Manitoba justice system was unsuccessful in ending the cycle of abuse, so the community...

ShaulaEvans,
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I'm currently watching documentary Dark Money (2018), about the impact of the Citizens United ruling on US politics and the rise of dark money. If this is a topic that interests you, it's a solid primer on the (complex) subject as well as a well-made documentary.

Currently available free in the US on Kanopy + on other platforms / in a variety of regions.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/dark-money

#WhatImWatching #DarkMoney #Documentaries #MoviesToWatch

deborahh,

@ShaulaEvans strange. It se3ms not available in Canada. Maybe ot needs french subtitles? That caused delays in Germany. I'll watch for it.

ShaulaEvans, (edited )
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@deborahh Ah, if you change the country settings on JustWatch.com, it will tell you what's available where you are.

It looks like at the moment Dark Money is only on Apple TV in Canada. https://tv.apple.com/ca/movie/dark-money/umc.cmc.7a897w4affanruaizqsc5i92h?playableId=tvs.sbd.9001%3A1436784981

ShaulaEvans,
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Is anyone who follows me a fan of documentaries?

I watch some great documentaries as part of my job. It just occurred to me, belatedly, that I should mention them on Mastodon for people who might be interested.

#Documentaries #FilmsToWatch

deborahh,
appassionato,
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Cubans fleeing

Source: BBC Our World 2023 Windsurf Escape Cuba's Migration Crisis

#Cuba #migration #documentaries @documentaries

melissabeartrix,
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I love watching disaster documentaries ... Medical if you actually see inside the body ... And crime ... And engineering documentaries

Hugz & xXx

#documentaries

melissabeartrix,
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@nando161

Don't make me melt ... Giggles .... With a charcuterie board ... And a pile of weed ... Yes please

Hugz & xXx

nando161,

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