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Youtube Documentaries...Which Have You Enjoyed?

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DoveOfPeace Mon 25-May-15 23:52:15

There is so much stuff on Youtube, and probably loads I'd like to watch but I am having trouble finding it.

What would you recommend?

I have been watching loads of World's Strictest Parents, and I am getting bored! smile


I avoid things that reference suicide. I am only saying this because it is surprisingly common for this topic to crop up everywhere.

Buxtonstill Tue 26-May-15 00:01:11

BBC documentary on Centralia; a town in America where a fire has been raging underground for 20-30 years ago in a coal seam. The town was hastily abandoned, but some residents stay on. Very eerie. There are whole streets where people have just upped and leafy, leaving kids toys and cars in the driveways. The ground is so hot you could fry an egg on it.

DoveOfPeace Tue 26-May-15 09:40:50

Thanks, Buxton. smile flowers

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DoveOfPeace Tue 26-May-15 12:26:32

Thanks, Precious. flowers smile

WhatHappensNextNow Tue 26-May-15 13:51:25

These look great. Marking place for more ideas!

tedmundo Tue 26-May-15 13:53:22

Jim Parsons (the Big Bang theory) did a Who Do You Think You Are? in the U.S. And it was just brilliant.

MamaMary Tue 26-May-15 13:53:56

If you like decent current affairs and international news documentaries, check out VICE news YouTube channel. A professional global media company, very decent quality.

There's one on the migrant issue, for example, called Europe or Die.

tedmundo Tue 26-May-15 13:54:31

buxton .. I read about that town in a Bill Bryson travel book. I will def watch the docu. Thanks.

Freshoutofideas83 Tue 26-May-15 13:55:30

Not a documentary as such but I am hooked on the daily vlogs (video blogs) by Casey Neistat.....

CamelliaA Tue 26-May-15 13:55:40

Richard E. Grant on artists,in the South of France.

hiddenhome Tue 26-May-15 13:55:53

I watched a good one by Vice about an old woman who'd spent her entire life living in the Siberian wilderness.

potoftea Tue 26-May-15 13:56:41

I recently discovered a website called documentary heaven, and its got hundred of ones with very varied topics. One about fathers and daughters and the chastity movement in the USA was good but bloody disturbing too.

MamaMary Tue 26-May-15 13:57:28

Ooh, that sounds good, hidden. Can you remember what it's called? I loved documentaries on Russia.

CornChips Tue 26-May-15 14:02:56

I watched the full length version of this recently. Fascinating and devastating at the same time. Abou alcoholism.

lunalovegood84 Tue 26-May-15 16:35:31

The Business of Being Born is on there if you're interested in childbirth issues. I'm def checking out the Jim Parsons and Centralia ones - they sound great.

hiddenhome Tue 26-May-15 19:07:15



DoveOfPeace Tue 26-May-15 20:21:40

Thank you. Lots of great suggestions - I look forward to working my way through them all.


OurGlass Tue 26-May-15 20:32:44

The Private Life of Chickens

DoveOfPeace Tue 26-May-15 21:38:09

potoftea - I think I have just watched the same documentary that you did - If not it must be very similar. The Virgin Daughters - Bloody disturbing - I agree.
Interesting though.

DoveOfPeace Wed 27-May-15 00:25:26

If anyone's interested, I have just watched The Lost Boys of Polygamy, on Youtube. It was really good.

gemdrop84 Wed 27-May-15 00:50:30

I watched West Memphis, it's pretty hard going and Supersize me-that's a classic!

DoveOfPeace Wed 27-May-15 09:02:43

Thanks, Gem - and OurGlass - I forgot to thank you. smile

DigApony Wed 27-May-15 09:29:02

Swansea love story, it's really sad about heroin addicts and follows this young couple. It is quite disturbing and has triggers but a very good watch.

NotOneIota Wed 27-May-15 10:00:57

Bigger,faster,stronger. Can't recommend this highly enough. It's a documentary about steroid use in American sports,and its impact in American culture. Sounds dreary,I know,but its well made by three brothers who were on the wrestling circuit. I think a good documentary should be riveting even if you previously had no interest in the subject.

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