Science & tech docos find a natural home


documentary-log.com asked nicely, and it’s a free service with no registration – so here’s a plug for a website with over 700 docos to download and view.

The Canadian-based venture’s heavy on the science and technology end of docos, which is why presumably a Lydia Bloomfield got hold of me to see if sticK would like to give them a mention.

Think anthropology, biology/environment, cosmology/physics, psychology as well as what’s labelled science & technology, and you’ll get a feel for what’s available.

But there’s also politics, conspiracy/ mystery and biography (among many) to round out the softer end of the spectrum.

As you do, I put ‘new zealand’ in the search bar, and it came up with two: ‘The making of Captain Cook’ (see here) and ‘A cow at my table’ (see here).

There’s a star rating system too so that viewers can comment favourably….or otherwise.

Bloomfield says the site’s free because of ad-sponsorship, with Google’s adsense delivering a sidebar of topics/sites it reckons you might be interested in.

Many of the documentaries appear to be about an hour long, and the site suggests downloading them to a computer first, before then viewing at your leisure.

sticK didn’t know about the site till Bloomfield suggested a plug – and you’d have to suspect that YouTube wouldn’t come up with the same density of high quality material as this specialist provider.

It’s nice to know someone’s taking the trouble to assemble these docos……the least sticK can do is point out its presence.

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About sticknz

sticK is by Peter Kerr, a writer for hire. I have a broad science and technology background and interest, with an original degree in agricultural science. My writing speciality is making the complex understandable. I am available for outside consultancy work, and for general discussions of converting a good idea into something positive
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