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January 28, 2014 12:52 PM   Subscribe

Over 150 documentaries available free online on science, consciousness, and several other topics. Occasional link is broken.
posted by gman (18 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
In fairness, this site gives you free woo and conspiracy with 'their' free online documentaries....

You recognize that there are esoteric powers manipulating our physical world: Whether you’re a religious or spiritual person, scientific or just plain curious, there are many theories about an invisible force at play in all of this. Obviously it’s impossible to prove exactly what it is. You may not want to believe it, but the ruling elite takes their occult rituals deadly serious. And they likely know something we don’t. Just by keeping an open mind about this possibility, you’ll forever keep an open mind about the things we can actually see, hear, taste and touch. Current science has shown that we can only “see” what the visible light spectrum reveals, which amounts to the tiniest fraction of all that can theoretically be seen within the full spectrum of energy. Part of any awakening is realizing that there is much more that is possible than impossible. from (emphasis mine).
posted by el io at 1:01 PM on January 28, 2014 [5 favorites]

5. Earthlings (2005)

I dunno if that is consciousness expanding as much as it makes you want to hide under your bed and go vegan forever. That's not necessarily a bad result but it is a little heavy handed.

Could do without the truther stuff on the list for sure.
posted by Drinky Die at 1:09 PM on January 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Needs more Ascent of Man.
posted by slogger at 1:10 PM on January 28, 2014

Yeah, the first one I clicked was from the National UFO conference. Any recommendations to separate the wheat from the chaff?
posted by wittgenstein at 1:17 PM on January 28, 2014

What the Bleep do We Know?
The Flouride Deception
Shots in the Dark: Silence on Vaccines

I'm thinking this is more chaff than wheat.
posted by zabuni at 1:18 PM on January 28, 2014 [10 favorites]

Apologies for being dismissive of this post, but these are a bunch of Alex Jones bullshit. Forget that.
posted by smoothvirus at 1:48 PM on January 28, 2014 [3 favorites]

9/11 In Plane Sight

Flagged as offensive. For the content and for the title.
posted by Gary at 2:13 PM on January 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

ooooh... now I can watch all 3 hours and fifty one minutes of the EYE OF THE ILLUMINATI.
posted by dougzilla at 2:14 PM on January 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Earthlings shouldn't be dismissed, that thing is a gut-punch right into the belly of the balls of your soul.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:19 PM on January 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

Why I couldn't agree more, Timmy. Some of these topics are best left to the more respectable informational outlets such as Time magazine, or perhaps an online article from NatGeo, or even a clever advertisement during the Super Bowl. Ha ha - why not, eh? They have those talking horses after all.

Yes it's sometimes a confusing place on the wild Internet. I'm glad you brought this to our attention.
posted by petebest at 2:20 PM on January 28, 2014

Yeah, maybe somewhere there's a post where you can reasonably deploy ultra-sarcasm against metafilter's "close-minded" readership, but this seems like a really bad choice of posts for for that. Was 9/11 really an inside job performed by free masons under mind control via the fluoridation of water instigated by the illuminati?
posted by kiltedtaco at 2:44 PM on January 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

That said, I'm now going to watch a documentary about chemtrails because of reasons I can't fully explain.
posted by kiltedtaco at 2:48 PM on January 28, 2014 [3 favorites]

"The Obama Deception" got me to a UFO doco.

Coincidence? I don't think so!
posted by IndigoJones at 2:54 PM on January 28, 2014

This is... this is not a list of documentaries.

Documentaries are predicated on facts I think.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 4:56 PM on January 28, 2014 [3 favorites]

I agree - I initially felt kind of bad for dismissing the whole list pretty much immediately without having watched a single minute of one, so I said, "Hey, maybe even wackadoodle nut jobs with a camera might accidentally capture a randomly interesting thing by accident, given the law of averages and mathematical stuff like that so why not check some of them out?" Right? Like the open-minded kind of thing. Well, after watching some get this, it's worse than that even. They got:

"Money as Debt" (Which is crazy on the face of it, cause money is the opposite of debt!)
"WalMart: The High Cost of Low Prices" which I don't need Aleck Jones to tell me where to buy my rollback Twizzlers - 59 cents a pack Whoot Whoot!
"Outfoxed:Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" - uh hello, he's in the News business! Journalism!
"Uncounted:The New Math of American Elections" - a whole movie about adding up everyone who voted. Addition isn't "new" or very interesting
"Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers" - now I took exception to this one because no one profits from war. That's just wrong.
"The Cove" - which turns out to be about killing dolphins, and I for one cannot support that. Some of these are out there
"Sir! No Sir!: The GI Movement to End the Vietnam War" - so if GIs wanted to end the war, who would fight it! Rubber ducks?! This is the kind of "facts" Alec Jones has for sale on here.
"Fuel"and "Gasland" have got to be pretty much the same even if they aren't because they're all 'Oh no big corporations are controlling the gas all over the world!' Yeah, whatever Where's Waldo, go back to school!

I mean yeah, there was some pretty well reasoned stuff about teeth being a conduit for spirit drugs? But I'm still reserving judgement for later when they find out for sure.
posted by petebest at 6:53 PM on January 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Gasland, from what I've heard, is actually pretty good. And Pete Seeger was apparently involved (RIP).

(Don't know about most of the rest of that list, though).
posted by Asparagus at 9:02 PM on January 28, 2014

I think petebest is trying to be a bit sarcastic in pointing out that some of these films do have merit (I agree, some do, but they are mixed in with a bunch of very suspect material, and I'm not sure I trust their editorial voice - see quoted section my post above).

My initial response to this post "15,000 free documentaries!" (with an appropriate piratebay query as a link) was deleted... I understand we don't have links to the piratebay here on the blue, but I was sort of trying to point out in my dickish sort of way that this was a piracy post.

It feels unfair (to me) that the major studio's get to upload all their content to Youtube to immediately spot any potential piracy (or fair use of their material) while independent/non-affiliated producers of content have to put up with rampant piracy of their material on YouTube (ie: google hosted piracy).
posted by el io at 9:43 PM on January 28, 2014

Documentary Addict is a far better source and links to some really high quality work
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:12 PM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

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