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Documentaries
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:21:31 pm »
I really like documentaries, but didn't think it fit too well with either Netflix or TV, but maybe a new thread would encourage sharing of good documentaries.  I have a subscription to Curiosity Stream, which I am really enjoying.  In case you aren't familiar with this service, it's strictly documentaries on a variety of topics, although none are of the 'sensational' type, like Intervention or Hoarders.   I also like The Passionate Eye documentaries, and the new one on CBC recently called Interrupt This Program.

Anyone, I wanted to share about one I watched yesterday on Curiosity Stream called "Predict My Life", which is about the findings of a research project following 1037 people from their birth in 1972 onward.  This research has helped scientists understand more about how nature and nurture interact, how early a 'criminal' can be predicted, or how/when a schizophrenic can be identified, among other things.   If anyone is interested in what can influence or motivate a person's behavior, this program is well worth finding and watching. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 08:13:02 am »
Well, I already posted about The Vietnam War - documentary by the Ken Burns team.  I also enjoy the films and documentaries by Werner Herzog.  I have seen a few by Vice TV which were excellent too - especially the older one where Shane Smith snuck into N. Korea.  Some Vice material is garbage, though.


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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 11:53:30 am »
Can you tell me more about Curiosity Stream, dia?  I sometimes see ads for it on Youtube, promoting National Geographic type content.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 01:08:29 pm »
Can you tell me more about Curiosity Stream, dia?  I sometimes see ads for it on Youtube, promoting National Geographic type content.

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I'd say the quality of the videos on CS is at least as good as Nat Geo content, but more wide ranging - more like the variety found on Ted Talks.  The docs range from a few minutes to a couple of hours and the cost is similar to Netflix.  Here are a couple of screenshots to give you an idea of the content. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 01:09:38 pm »
Is it a Youtube channel? A website? A paid streaming service?

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 01:12:05 pm »
Is it a Youtube channel? A website? A paid streaming service?

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It's a paid streaming service, accessed via a website or app on your device.  My LG TV also has an app for it. 

https://app.curiositystream.com/

I first checked it out about a year ago, and it didn't have much content so I didn't sign up.  But when I checked back a month or so ago there was a lot more that looked interesting to me, so I took the plunge so to speak.