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  1. #1
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    ISO Foreign Travel via Cinema

    Real travel's out this year, so I'm trying to travel by cinema. Any suggestions of streaming movies about off-the-wall places (e.g., not France, Germany or Canada)? Here's what I've got recently:

    1. Honeyland (North Macedonia)
    2. My Happy Family (Georgia)
    3. Men in the Arena (Somalia)
    4. The Battle of Algiers (Algeria)
    5. Eternity (Peru)
    6. The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina, Chile, Peru)
    7. Dark Waters (Egypt)
    8. The Wedding Party (Nigeria)


    These were all interesting, though Eternity (90 minutes in a stone hut in the Andes without subtitles) might not be to everyone's taste.

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    New Bern, NC unless it's a home football game then I'm grilling on Devil's Alley
    Quote Originally Posted by WillJ View Post
    Real travel's out this year, so I'm trying to travel by cinema. Any suggestions of streaming movies about off-the-wall places (e.g., not France, Germany or Canada)? Here's what I've got recently:

    1. Honeyland (North Macedonia)
    2. My Happy Family (Georgia)
    3. Men in the Arena (Somalia)
    4. The Battle of Algiers (Algeria)
    5. Eternity (Peru)
    6. The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina, Chile, Peru)
    7. Dark Waters (Egypt)
    8. The Wedding Party (Nigeria)


    These were all interesting, though Eternity (90 minutes in a stone hut in the Andes without subtitles) might not be to everyone's taste.
    One of my favorite movies is Baraka. It's hard to describe exactly what it is; it is an anthology of amazing imagery highlighting scenery and cultures from all over the globe. There is no dialogue, no plot. It's like watching a National Geographic pictorial in motion.

    Here's the trailer

    (Recommend you turn sound on)

    and you can actually stream the whole thing here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LETtcYGc__4
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Slumdog Millionaire (Mumbai, India)

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    Partly Orlando, FL partly heard Sandpoint, ID
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/katheri.../#19db4fa633a4
    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...ound-the-world

    just a couple articles about the same idea, with some suggestions(of course, with a 6 and a 2 year old, most of what I see are animated...)

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    Chesapeake, VA.
    A Passage to India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    This. And they have nooks and crannies!

    -jk

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    Thanks for all the tips. I've got places to go now.

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    Breaker Morant
    Gallipoli
    1917
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Touching the Void
    A Room with a View
    A Passage to India
    Diva
    Strange Brew
    The Quiet American
    The African Queen
    Apocalypse Now
    The Killing Fields
    Argo
    Train to Busan
    Bourne series?
    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    Snatch
    Withnail and I
    The Guard
    The Commitments
    Trainspotting
    Run Lola Run
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    La Dolce Vita
    Roman Holiday
    Babette's Feast
    Il Postino

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    Hinterland (Wales)

    (not a movie, but it's a 3-season, 13 episode series. Each episode is 90-95 minutes, so movie-like)

    Copenhagen - (eponymous, and is a movie!)

    Long Way Round [documentary series; a loop around the northern hemisphere on motorcycle (mostly Asia and Europe), with Ewan MacGregor and Charley Boorman]
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