I don’t see as many documentaries as I should :(. Here is a nice list with descriptions of some of the noteworthy documantaries from this year’s Hot Docs Film Festival.
Via Though Catalog: Highlights From North America’s Biggest Documentary Film Festival
This is the trailer for and upcoming documentary on game arcades in Japan. Some of the footage is shot in Osaka’s Namba and Shinsaibashi areas. Places I have visited quite a bit.
This is a proof of concept documentary video about Notch and his creation Minecraft.
The origins of porn (NSFW)
The very real and graphic dark side of scaling Mount Everest. Warning: this blog has some photos that are graphic. National Geographic made a documentary “The Dark Side of Everest” that is quite interesting as well.
Abandoned on Everest via: a sea of lead, a sky of slate
An interesting video about the lack of originality in movies. It guess it’s true that “there is nothing new under the sun.”