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« Reply #400 on: February 19, 2017, 05:26:57 PM »

Fairphone is a social enterprise company which aims to develop smartphones that are designed and produced with minimal harm to people and the planet. The company is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was supported in its startup phase by the Waag Society, a foundation which aims to foster experimentation with new technologies, art and culture. The main motivations for founding Fairphone were to develop a mobile device that does not contain conflict minerals (which in smartphones are typically gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten), has fair labor conditions for the workforce along the supply chain producing it and help people to use their phone longer. The second version of the company's handset is one of the first modular smartphones available for purchase, with the product being designed to be easily repaired and upgraded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairphone


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« Reply #401 on: March 05, 2017, 02:22:48 PM »

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« Reply #402 on: March 09, 2017, 03:54:15 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TfBLvw4FY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TfBLvw4FY</a>.

Breaking The Cycle - A Norwegian prison warden travels to America to see how the prison system and rehabilitation is handled there. Bit dry, but an interesting juxtaposition of two cultures.
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« Reply #403 on: April 15, 2017, 02:35:58 PM »

The Great War -

A long and very fine PBS documentary on WWI, and its effects both on the people, culture, and world policy of the time. While a long documentary at just a hair under 6 hours, it is told with a broad enough vision that it should be enjoyable for almost anyone.

Edit - Seems the Youtube versions got taken down. Sadly this is more and more common both with newer and older shows. It is still available on:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/great-war/ .

Not sure if it works in all countries though.
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« Reply #404 on: April 21, 2017, 03:26:20 AM »

< good stuff. thanks for posting
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« Reply #405 on: April 22, 2017, 01:41:53 AM »

Big 8 part (almost 6 hours long) documentary on the old pre internet BBS system, and the culture behind it. Interesting stuff -

First part-

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=396oqBBwU4g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=396oqBBwU4g</a>.

All parts nicely cued up to play in sequence -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=396oqBBwU4g&list=PLhzJAAzcIq5PO2gxehNuJ76nycmt-828G .


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Dogs of War. An early 90's look at the young British men that signed up to be mercenaries during the break up and restructuring of Yugoslavia -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3343x_ywy_M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3343x_ywy_M</a>.

Maybe of interest to some.
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« Reply #406 on: April 22, 2017, 02:28:54 AM »

Dirty Driving: Thunder Cars of Indiana - 1990's HBO documentary on an economically depressed midwestern town in the US, where one of the biggest hobbies is stock car racing. It may not sound that interesting, but the people and personalities in it make the film -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9tHyzAp3IY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9tHyzAp3IY</a>.

American Hollow. HBO takes a look at the slightly dysfunctional lives of a family in America's Appalachia. Much like the above, it's the people that make the story -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qTjfABqsQs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qTjfABqsQs</a>.

If you liked the above, the director of the above (Rory Kennedy) made a much darker film about a family in the rural south called A Boy's Life in 2003 or 4. Hard to find, but you sometimes find it on streaming sites. Here's the trailer -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qife7MayAcQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qife7MayAcQ</a>.
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