Author Topic: Grimmest documentaries you've seen  (Read 108850 times)

Moribunderast

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #810 on: May 13, 2020, 11:04:32 AM »
FOR SAMA - Jesus fuck. I don't know why I subjected myself to this only a day after watching Rewind. FOR SAMA received rave reviews when it came out and it is definitely a very good, important, powerful documentary but it is relentless in showing you the absolute worst violence of war. The whole thing is shot from within Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War - it's fucking brutal and absolutely infuriating when you know the people responsible for the violence are still in power.

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #811 on: May 13, 2020, 04:13:01 PM »
That Silent Minority documentary is absolutely fucking horrific.

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #812 on: May 13, 2020, 04:21:23 PM »
That Silent Minority documentary is absolutely fucking horrific.

I thought it was uplifting. That guy in charge of beechwood probably had a massive impact on changing that landscape?

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #813 on: May 14, 2020, 07:30:24 PM »
fucking hell - the heart of madness (in the flipping Hamptons!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE7E4Flp8p4&list=PLihVq4Btldru8M_qNFniRrPG-swjhPw9t&index=43

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #814 on: May 14, 2020, 08:53:23 PM »

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #815 on: May 16, 2020, 04:04:08 PM »
fucking hell - the heart of madness (in the flipping Hamptons!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE7E4Flp8p4&list=PLihVq4Btldru8M_qNFniRrPG-swjhPw9t&index=43

Possibly the best documentary ever, the gift that keeps giving.

Hank the Rapper

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #816 on: May 21, 2020, 08:53:04 PM »
"The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off", on Channel 4 at 10:00PM tonight.

Saw it on first broadcast, seem to remember it as quite life-affirming at the time. The poor little cunt's wincing and sobbing as his dressings were changed left an impression on me, though.

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #817 on: May 22, 2020, 02:14:53 PM »
Possibly the best documentary ever, the gift that keeps giving.
It was just on TCM and is available on-demand.

Glebe

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #818 on: March 05, 2021, 07:40:12 PM »
Was gonna give this it's own thread, but it's pretty upsetting so I've stuck it in here were at least people know what they're in for:

The Baby Stealers - BBC Africa Eye documentary.

Forgive the flippancy of the term, but that left me so bummed out when I watched it yesterday that I couldn't sleep last night. Fucking hell. I wish the informant had of just grabbed the poor baby and legged it. I feel ashamed to be human in this fucked up world.

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #819 on: March 06, 2021, 12:59:04 PM »
Not sure if its already been mentioned but at the weekend my mates were talking about a documentary about krokodil, which is apparently a moonshine variant of heroin very popular in shitty parts of Russia. Once you're on it you've generally got a year before you die/or you basically become unable to function as a human being. It's called Crocodil because it basically turns your skin scaly like a reptile, before it starts eating away at your flesh. One person on the documentary had an arm..well you can see the bone so much flesh has been eaten away. There is also footage of one guy having his leg sawn off without anaesthetic.


Almost sounds like fun.

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #820 on: March 07, 2021, 12:25:19 AM »
Harland County USA

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #821 on: March 07, 2021, 12:50:01 AM »
Harland County, USA

Sorry to be that person. Great documentary.

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #822 on: March 07, 2021, 02:40:20 PM »
Sorry to be that person. Great documentary.

lol, which person?

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #823 on: April 08, 2021, 06:24:38 PM »
The Slave Circle (Direct Marketing Devil Corp. Documentary)
 Just watched this - I've been involved in one of these outfits (working on an exit plan). This is the reality of those 100% commission sales jobs that get advertised vaguely as "brand ambassador", "sales assistant" or "direct marketing".

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #824 on: April 08, 2021, 06:35:32 PM »
lol, which person?

Harlan, not Harland.

Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #825 on: April 08, 2021, 07:42:47 PM »
Harlan County USA is absolutely brimming with hope compared to the director's other film about a union strike; I saw the two back to back so I can't really comment on how Harlan County USA came across by itself.


Gotta be ten years since I saw the Hunt for Britains Paedophiles, is it worth a rewatch to verify it was as grim as I thought?

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Re: Grimmest documentaries you've seen
« Reply #826 on: April 09, 2021, 12:11:39 AM »
Gotta be ten years since I saw the Hunt for Britains Paedophiles, is it worth a rewatch to verify it was as grim as I thought?

It still holds up as a really excellent documentary.

What is so stark and different from docs these days about it is the cold and detached way it's presented. Also the level of gruesome detail it goes into would be pretty much unthinkable for a terrestrial TV documentary these days, I think.

That Julian Levine guy is one of the biggest cunts I have ever seen.

Also there's a similar one from the same period called Police Protecting Children that is worth a watch.