Learn Stuff Ya Dingus!

by shpoogen | created - 26 May 2012 | updated - 26 May 2012 | Public

Documentaries about things I want to learn about. -radical politics -mushrooms (the non-magic kind) -computers -radical history -food

comments are much appreciated!

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1. Vivir la utopía (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.3
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Anarchism in Spain; the Spanish social revolution during the civil war 1936-39.

Director: Juan A. Gamero | Stars: Federico Arcos, Juan Giménez Arenas, Marcelino Bailo, Maria Batet

Votes: 92

2. The Take (2004)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

7.8
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66 Metascore

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Matilde Adorno, Michel Camadessus, Bill Clinton, Gustavo Cordera

Votes: 1,103

3. Revolution OS (2001)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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46 Metascore

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »

Director: J.T.S. Moore | Stars: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens

Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.00M

4. END:CIV (2011)

115 min | Documentary

7.8
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If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?

Director: Franklin López | Stars: Steven Best, Zoe Blunt, Rod Coronado, Peter Gelderloos

Votes: 136

5. The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (1984)

98 min | Documentary

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The story of an American Communist militia that fought for the Spanish Republicans in the 1936-39 Civil War.

Directors: Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills | Stars: Ruth Davidow, Colleen Dewhurst, John Houseman, Studs Terkel

Votes: 101

6. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 496

7. Know Your Mushrooms (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

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Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Larry Evans, Gary Lincoff

Votes: 251

8. The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision, and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft (2003)

86 min | Documentary

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The Eldritch Influence looks at the world of literary outsider H.P. Lovecraft who posthumously infected a large number of artists, writers, mystics and fanatics with his wonderfully bleak world view.

Director: Shawn R. Owens | Stars: Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, S.T. Joshi

Votes: 56

9. The Wobblies (1979)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

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THE WOBBLIES boldly investigates a nation torn by naked corporate greed and the red-hot rift between the industrial masters and the rabble-rousing workers in the field and factory.

Directors: Stewart Bird, Deborah Shaffer

Votes: 88