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Happy {US} Thanksgiving:

Happy US Thanksgiving tomorrow. If you’re looking for something high brow and educational to keep the kids and relatives busy for the long weekend, try out this Mental Floss posting.

11 Free Documentaries  Available on YouTube
by Chris  Higgins at Mental Floss

“Here are 11 documentary films legally available on YouTube in their entirety.  They’re funded with ads,  and are shown in roughly DVD (480p) quality.  Be aware that some films move in  and out of the free category, so if you’re reading this in 2012 or beyond, some  films may no longer be available.  Check YouTube’s  Documentaries page and click “Free” for a list of current offerings.”

1.  Buena Vista Social Club

Watch it on  YouTube (embedding is disabled).

2.  The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Watch it on  YouTube (embedding is disabled).

3.  OT: Our Town

Watch it on YouTube

4.  Koyaanisqatsi

Watch it on YouTube

5.  Down from the Mountain

Watch it on  YouTube

6.  Man with a Movie Camera

Watch it on  YouTube

7.  The Times of Harvey Milk

Watch it on  YouTube

8.  The Atomic Cafe

Watch it on  YouTube

9.  Nanook Of The North

Watch it on  YouTube

10.  Life In A Day

Watch it on YouTube

11.  The Day the Wave Came

Watch it on  YouTube

Read the full text here:  http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/106456#ixzz1eGZVUzY0 This has some overviews and it’ll help you make some choices.  I predict some of your folks will get addicted to the YouTube documentary channel.

Not being a big football fan there are some alternatives for our viewng pleasure and while everyone else is watching the games, the computers are free.  And remember to tell your family and friends that many libraries have great DVD collections that aren’t just popular films.

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 24, 2011, 7:07 am Category: Uncategorized