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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2014, 12:01:08 PM »
West of Memphis - three teens wrongfully convicted of what authorities described as a "satanic" killing of three young boys in early 90s in small town Arkansas. Documentary focuses on their fight for (still to be received) justice, the support they got leading to their release and explores the original murder case. Absolutely gripping, if harrowing, stuff.
yeah, i thought this was very good.

Also 'the imposter' about a young spanish homeless guy who pretends to be the missing child of an american family
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2014, 05:22:56 PM »
Anyone know anywhere to dload some of this stuff. Looking something to watch while relaxing on hols.
Here's the mother of all documentary sites:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/

Nice one, will have a look at that when I get a chance.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2014, 10:28:43 PM »
Anyone know anywhere to dload some of this stuff. Looking something to watch while relaxing on hols.
Here's the mother of all documentary sites:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/

Thanks sir.
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2014, 03:56:38 PM »
Rough Rider
Documentary following journalist Paul Kimmage, a former cyclist who was the first to spill the beans about doping in the sport
 
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 05:21:26 PM »
Who would have thought there was doping in cycling?? Wow.

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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2014, 10:50:20 PM »
Excellent show!
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2014, 11:06:03 PM »
Great show! Kimmage is a strange one, he seems to love to be hated. His wife seems like a nice woman.

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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2014, 11:13:35 PM »
Quite depressing... The whole thing seems to have consumed him.

Interesting viewing though.

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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2014, 11:26:52 PM »
Ah, you can understand Kimmage and his disillusionment! The lad grew up in the sport, went on to compete with the best and seen it's corruption. He has cycling in his DNA. You could see it in his face in the documentary. He loves the damn sport. He seems to be a loner. His stance has cost him, sporting colleagues, journalist colleagues,  and even looked to have affected his relationship with close friends and family. He really took on an international pillar of the sport in Armstrong. And local heroes such as Roache and Kelly, who you can see he still has affection for. Truth and Principals come at a cost. On a final note he has one foul mouth on him for cursing (I must be getting old!).

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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2014, 12:26:43 AM »
You have to admire the man, but I still think he's a bit of a bollix. Thought he came across as quite mellow in this compared to some of his stuff that I've read, some of his tweets would make you wince, how he sometimes manages to squeeze so much venom into 140 characters is a feat in itself.

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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2014, 09:23:51 AM »
Yeah he came across as a grumpy bollix who will never really be at peace with cycling. Is that his fault or cyclings? Probably a bit of both at this stage.

As his brother said he's probably lost that bit of happiness through his experiences with Cycling as a pro and subsequently through his journalism since then. I would blame cycling more for it though as his intentions seem good.

Very interesting show now. I loved the bit where the wife was giving off to him about Froome being a nice lad!

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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2014, 09:39:08 AM »
I actually thought he came across as less grumpy in this than normally, on the radio he is such a contrary bollix

It was sad seeing him the grandstand looking down at roche, he just seemed lonely there with the other cyclists, an outcast I suppose but then this is the price hes paid

The froome bit was funny

I actually thought that was a reasonable amount of cursing.......yikes!
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2014, 04:07:51 AM »
Just watched "Undefeated", a documentary about the Manasas Tigers, a high-school football team, from a disadvantaged part of Memphis. It's powerful stuff and had me welling up in a couple of parts. The all African-American team is coached voluntarily by a white businessman named Bill Courtney, who comes across as a truly great man, and works relentlessly to help his players to become better people.

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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2014, 08:13:36 AM »
This is a very interesting RTE radio doc about Champions League team Shakhtar Donetsk and the war in Ukraine

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2014/1008/650902-bombs-balls-and-beyonce/
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2014, 08:57:52 AM »
Just watched "Undefeated", a documentary about the Manasas Tigers, a high-school football team, from a disadvantaged part of Memphis. It's powerful stuff and had me welling up in a couple of parts. The all African-American team is coached voluntarily by a white businessman named Bill Courtney, who comes across as a truly great man, and works relentlessly to help his players to become better people.

Watched it a few months ago, really enjoyed it.
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