Another Version Of You

A well paced and imaginatively put together walk through American television history with one of its most influential writers producers, Norman Lear, the doc “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” is well worth a watch for cultural and entertainment history fans. While Lear is famous for being the godfather of topical television in the form of All In The Family and Maude, he remained a pioneer in many aspects of life both in politics and art. Moving through America’s shifting cultural and political landscape through the 60s and 70s, the documentary touches upon so many fascinating parts of American history. Feminism, bigotry and inter-generational conflict were put under Lear’s satirical lens that aimed to open minds through laughter and empathy. Not always perfect, he …

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Merchants of Doubt

Why if we have 97% of scientist agree with human caused climate change do we still have debate even in the highest levels of government. Well in the light of know thy enemy, the documentary Merchants Of Doubt puts a face on these industry defending “experts” and their techniques. All the main players are looked at, and it is important people know who they are and the methods they use. The documentary looks at the how and why a small number of high-profile talking heads have repeatedly pushed against scientific knowledge from one industry to another. Familiarize yourself with this rotating cast of spokes men whose main job is to argue against overwhelming science for big tobacco, big industry and big oil clients. Some surpassing …

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Wolf Watch with Nat Geo

National Geographic’s YouTube Channel did a recent feature on coastal wolves. For me, a resident in west coast wolf territory, it feels a bit like a few locals getting some celebrity attention. The series follows wildlife documentarian Bertie Gregory through his three months into the wild meeting and filming numerous west coast creatures, from bald eagles to orca, as he seeks to capture footage of the elusive coastal wolf.

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