Favourite documentaries

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Re: Favourite documentaries

Postby skalpel » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:26 am

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skalpel wrote:Gulag.

Exceptional documentary following first hand accounts of the impact of Stalin's reign of terror over ordinary people. It's like the stuff of the worst kind of dystopian fiction: tens of millions of people arrested for no reason and forced to confess to mysterious crimes before being forced into slave labour by their own country to build canals, railways, etc. until they became so worn out that they were shot in the head and dumped in the cement with whatever they were building. Children tortured physically and mentally and forced to accuse their parents of conspiracy. And it's all real <erk>.


I've been meaning to watch that. Hopefully be able to watch it on Friday when I'm off work.


It's a three parter, overall just over two hours I think. I can't believe I put off watching it for so long (first time watching it today), it's among the best documentaries I've ever seen.

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Re: Favourite documentaries

Postby Bodacious Benny » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:21 am

I'm enjoying anything about murders and serial killers at the moment. The psychology behind killers is pretty fascinating at times.
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Re: Favourite documentaries

Postby Chappy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:57 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:I'm enjoying anything about murders and serial killers at the moment. The psychology behind killers is pretty fascinating at times.


I'm the same. I've spent hours reading about them on wikipedia <laugh>
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Re: Favourite documentaries

Postby Bodacious Benny » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:49 pm

Chappy wrote:
Bodacious Benny wrote:I'm enjoying anything about murders and serial killers at the moment. The psychology behind killers is pretty fascinating at times.


I'm the same. I've spent hours reading about them on wikipedia <laugh>


Not a documentary, but I've just started watching Mindhunter on Netflix which looks at the psychology of serial killers. Pretty decent so far.
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Re: Favourite documentaries

Postby Sir Bobby » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:51 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Chappy wrote:
I'm the same. I've spent hours reading about them on wikipedia <laugh>


Not a documentary, but I've just started watching Mindhunter on Netflix which looks at the psychology of serial killers. Pretty decent so far.


I thought that was really good (gets a bit worse as the series goes on imo but defo excited for another series!)


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