History TearJerker / Documentary

18th May '16 7:28:33 PM Nylsa
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* The little girl in the documentary ''Series/TheDarkSideOfChocolate'' with the open wounds in her legs. Also the little trafficked boy crying. It's sad that this goes on and so many don't know about it.
* ''Series/TheFallingMan'' is a documentary that should be regarded not in terms of a single tearjerking moment, but how it manages to make the viewer break down so many times in an hour and a half. The first five minutes are a collection of news and radio fragments designed to hearken back to the confused mood that many people felt when they realized that New York had been attacked on September 11th. The descriptions of the final phone calls from people who were in the towers themselves. The description from a widower about how his wife was found on the pavement outside the wreckage because she jumped ("For those few brief moments, it must have felt like flying"), the unused photos from Richard Drew's set on "The Falling Man", how the media attempted to cover up the image so that others wouldn't be depressed by it, or the owner of Windows on the World trying to find the man's identity because he wanted to give some small measure of hope to a family. It's beautiful and tragic at the same time.

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* The little girl in the documentary ''Series/TheDarkSideOfChocolate'' with the open wounds in her legs. Also Also, the little trafficked boy crying. It's sad that this goes on and so many don't know about it.
* ''Series/TheFallingMan'' ''The Falling Man'' is a documentary that should be regarded not in terms of a single tearjerking moment, but how it manages to make the viewer break down so many times in an hour and a half. The first five minutes are a collection of news and radio fragments designed to hearken back to the confused mood that many people felt when they realized that New York had been attacked on September 11th. The descriptions of the final phone calls from people who were in the towers themselves. The description from a widower about how his wife was found on the pavement outside the wreckage because she jumped ("For those few brief moments, it must have felt like flying"), the unused photos from Richard Drew's set on "The Falling Man", how the media attempted to cover up the image so that others wouldn't be depressed by it, or the owner of Windows on the World trying to find the man's identity because he wanted to give some small measure of hope to a family. It's beautiful and tragic at the same time.



* There was a 9/11 documentary made for TheHistoryChannel a few years ago, called ''[[Series/HundredAndTwoMinutesThatChangedAmerica 102 Minutes That Changed America]]'', which was comprised of amateur and professional footage and audio taken that day, with no narration. The raw emotions of the multitudes of people in the footage -- fear, hopelessness, disbelief, sadness -- is enough to evoke all kinds of tear jerker reactions. There are obviously too many moments to list, but one of the most heartbreaking moments came from a small child who appears on camera in her apartment near the end, looking out her window to the spot where the towers once stood, and innocently remarking about it:

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* There was a 9/11 documentary made for TheHistoryChannel a few years ago, called ''[[Series/HundredAndTwoMinutesThatChangedAmerica 102 ''102 Minutes That Changed America]]'', America'', which was comprised of amateur and professional footage and audio taken that day, with no narration. The raw emotions of the multitudes of people in the footage -- fear, hopelessness, disbelief, sadness -- is enough to evoke all kinds of tear jerker reactions. There are obviously too many moments to list, but one of the most heartbreaking moments came from a small child who appears on camera in her apartment near the end, looking out her window to the spot where the towers once stood, and innocently remarking about it:



---> '''Widow:''' It would end with a man in a lab. And he would say "Eureka".
* Link TV showed a documentary on a refugee from Iran return to revisit his family, called ''Series/RelocatingMountains''.
* The documentary series 7 Up! followed a group of people from around England from different social classes from the age of seven in 1964. The first one had someone asking Paul, a little boy in a children's home, if he wanted to go to university. He frowned and said 'What does university mean?'. Then there was Bruce, who was at boarding school and whose 'heart's desire' was to see his daddy...
* A documentary on the French Revolution's Reign of Terror brought this into straight "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment. Madame Du Barry was being taken to the Guillotine, and the actress acted much like the historical documents say she did - constantly trying to escape, screaming "You're hurting me! Why?!?". The narration continues mentioning that her screams of terror could be heard all throughout the city, and how it took several men to restrain her.
* Film/AnvilTheStoryOfAnvil": Two lifelong friends of a metal band, Anvil, who once shared the same stage with acts like Slayer and got good reviews but just never made it. Decades after their promising start the two middle aged men are still trying to get their big break. It's a sad to see those two are still struggling to make a living, but at the same time it's moving to see that their friendship still remains strong.
* "Derailroaded" is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizophrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, despite having made records with names like Music/FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.
* "The Devil And Daniel Johnston", a 2005 documentary about bi-polar outsider musician Music/DanielJohnston. Johnston did find some sort of underground success in his life and celebrity fans like Creator/MattGroening, Music/KurtCobain, Music/TomWaits, Creator/JohnnyDepp,..., but his mental state has caused him a lot of problems over the years. For instance, almost killing his parents during a plane flight and being virtually unable to live without aid from other people.
* The Dutch 2002 documentary "Ramses Shaffy: Où est mon prince?" about Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy is also heartbreaking. We see the old aged singer destroyed by years of drugs and alcoholism, sometimes barely able to register what's going on around him. The last scene shows him singing "'t Is Stil in Amsterdam" ("It's quiet in Amsterdam"), while accompanying himself on the piano. Near the end he is crying but still manages to finish the performance.

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---> --> '''Widow:''' It would end with a man in a lab. And he would say "Eureka".
* Link TV showed a documentary on a refugee from Iran return returning to revisit his family, family that was called ''Series/RelocatingMountains''.
''Relocating Mountains''.
* The documentary series 7 Up! ''7 Up!'' followed a group of people from around England from different social classes from the age of seven in 1964. The first one had someone asking Paul, a little boy in a children's home, if he wanted to go to university. He frowned and said 'What asked, "What does university mean?'. mean?" Then there was Bruce, who was at boarding school and whose 'heart's desire' was to see his daddy...
* A documentary on the French Revolution's Reign of Terror brought this into a straight "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment. Madame Du Barry was being taken to the Guillotine, and the actress acted much like the historical documents say she did - constantly trying to escape, screaming escape and screaming, "You're hurting me! Why?!?". The narration continues mentioning mentions that her screams of terror could be heard all throughout the city, and how it took several men to restrain her.
* Film/AnvilTheStoryOfAnvil": ''Film/AnvilTheStoryOfAnvil'': Two lifelong friends of a metal band, Anvil, who once shared the same stage with acts like Slayer and got good reviews but just never made it. Decades after their promising start start, the two middle aged men are still trying to get their big break. It's a sad to see those two are still struggling to make a living, but at the same time time, it's moving to see that their friendship still remains strong.
* "Derailroaded" ''Derailroaded'' is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizophrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, homeless despite having made records with names like Music/FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. ending, unfortunately: Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.
* "The ''The Devil And Daniel Johnston", Johnston'' is a 2005 documentary about bi-polar outsider musician Music/DanielJohnston. Johnston did find some sort of underground success in his life and celebrity fans like Creator/MattGroening, Music/KurtCobain, Music/TomWaits, Creator/JohnnyDepp,..., but Creator/JohnnyDepp, etc. But his mental state has caused him a lot of problems over the years. For instance, almost killing his parents during a plane flight and being virtually unable to live without aid from other people.
* The Dutch 2002 documentary "Ramses ''Ramses Shaffy: Où est mon prince?" prince?'', which is about Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy Shaffy, is also heartbreaking. We see the old aged singer destroyed by years of drugs and alcoholism, sometimes barely able to register what's going on around him. The last scene shows him singing "'t Is Stil in Amsterdam" ("It's quiet in Amsterdam"), Amsterdam") while accompanying himself on the piano. Near the end end, he is crying crying, but still manages to finish the performance.



---> '''David McCullough:''' At one point [in 1864] the Union army was sending back 2,000 wounded, maimed, and dying men a week to Washington. Now the men Grant was sending to fight Robert E. Lee were being buried in Lee's own front yard. And that yard became Arlington National Cemetery, the Union's most hallowed ground.
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in Planet Dinosaur

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---> --> '''David McCullough:''' [=McCullough=]''': At one point [in 1864] the Union army was sending back 2,000 wounded, maimed, and dying men a week to Washington. Now the men Grant was sending to fight Robert E. Lee were being buried in Lee's own front yard. And that yard became Arlington National Cemetery, the Union's most hallowed ground.
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'': At the end end, when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in Planet Dinosaur
Dinosaur.
11th Dec '14 3:38:18 AM Patachou
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* "Anvil: The Story Of Anvil": Two lifelong friends of a metal band, Anvil, who once shared the same stage with acts like Slayer and got good reviews but just never made it. Decades after their promising start the two middle aged men are still trying to get their big break. It's a sad to see those two are still struggling to make a living, but at the same time it's moving to see that their friendship still remains strong.
* "Derailroaded" is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizophrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, despite having made records with names like FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.
* "The Devil And Daniel Johnston", a 2005 documentary about bi-polar outsider musician Daniel Johnston. Johnston did find some sort of underground success in his life and celebrity fans like MattGroening, Kurt Cobain, TomWaits, Johnny Depp,..., but his mental state has caused him a lot of problems over the years. For instance, almost killing his parents during a plane flight and being virtually unable to live without aid from other people.

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* "Anvil: The Story Of Anvil": Film/AnvilTheStoryOfAnvil": Two lifelong friends of a metal band, Anvil, who once shared the same stage with acts like Slayer and got good reviews but just never made it. Decades after their promising start the two middle aged men are still trying to get their big break. It's a sad to see those two are still struggling to make a living, but at the same time it's moving to see that their friendship still remains strong.
* "Derailroaded" is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizophrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, despite having made records with names like FrankZappa, Music/FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.
* "The Devil And Daniel Johnston", a 2005 documentary about bi-polar outsider musician Daniel Johnston. Music/DanielJohnston. Johnston did find some sort of underground success in his life and celebrity fans like MattGroening, Kurt Cobain, TomWaits, Johnny Depp,...Creator/MattGroening, Music/KurtCobain, Music/TomWaits, Creator/JohnnyDepp,..., but his mental state has caused him a lot of problems over the years. For instance, almost killing his parents during a plane flight and being virtually unable to live without aid from other people.



* Walking with Dinosaurs At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in Planet Dinosaur

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* Walking with Dinosaurs ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in Planet Dinosaur
26th Oct '14 1:53:47 AM bazer63
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* 'Walking with Dinosaurs' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in 'Planet Dinosaur'

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* 'Walking *Walking with Dinosaurs' Dinosaurs At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in 'Planet Dinosaur'
Planet Dinosaur
26th Oct '14 1:53:15 AM bazer63
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* [Walking with Dinosaurs] At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in [Planet Dinosaur]

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* [Walking 'Walking with Dinosaurs] Dinosaurs' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in [Planet Dinosaur]
'Planet Dinosaur'
26th Oct '14 1:52:40 AM bazer63
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* ''Walking with Dinosaurs'' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur''

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* ''Walking [Walking with Dinosaurs'' Dinosaurs] At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur''
[Planet Dinosaur]
26th Oct '14 1:51:57 AM bazer63
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* ''Walking with Dinosaurs''' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur'''

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* ''Walking with Dinosaurs''' Dinosaurs'' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur'''
Dinosaur''
26th Oct '14 1:51:25 AM bazer63
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---> '''Walking with Dinosaurs''' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur'''

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---> '''Walking *''Walking with Dinosaurs''' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur'''
26th Oct '14 1:50:40 AM bazer63
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---> '''Walking with Dinosaurs''' At the end when the meteorite hits. Same goes for when the same happens in '''Planet Dinosaur'''
16th Oct '14 8:26:15 AM dexterian120
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* "Derailroaded" is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizofrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, despite having made records with names like FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.

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* "Derailroaded" is a 2005 documentary about Wild Man Fischer, a schizofrenic schizophrenic street musician who is still poor and homeless, despite having made records with names like FrankZappa, Barnes & Barnes, Rosemary Clooney and appearing on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In". The documentary shows how Fischer missed a lot of opportunities to break to the mainstream because his mental state is so unstable. He either physically attacked people who meant well or got stage fright. The documentary has no happy ending unfortunately. Fischer died in 2011 as poor and insane as he always was. But the documentary brought him new media attention.
24th Feb '14 7:50:44 PM mistrx75
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---> '''David McCullough:''' At one point [in 1864] the Union army was sending back 2,000 wounded, maimed, and dying men a week to Washington. Now the men Grant was sending to fight Robert E. Lee, were being buried in Lee's own front yard. And that yard became Arlington National Cemetery, the Union's most hallowed ground.

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---> '''David McCullough:''' At one point [in 1864] the Union army was sending back 2,000 wounded, maimed, and dying men a week to Washington. Now the men Grant was sending to fight Robert E. Lee, Lee were being buried in Lee's own front yard. And that yard became Arlington National Cemetery, the Union's most hallowed ground.
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