YouTube: Re-Defining the Documentary

The documentary has always been one of my favorite genre of film. If done properly, a good documentary can make people rethink how they see the world, and the people who inhabit it. YouTube has been a  great place to find films in terms of  utilizing it as an archive. You can also discover self-produced indie films, as well as shows from overseas. People have taken to the streets to create  documentaries of their everyday lives. In keeping with the “Food on Film” theme, I found a documentary that I can’t find anywhere BUT YouTube from a producer in the UK. The documentary itself even has its own channel of the same name, Health Food Junkies, which deals exclusively with the raw food diet. I found it fascinating because I couldn’t actually find it on Netflix; and, as far as my research goes, it has not been distributed and is independently produced. Is this the new wave of documentaries? As a filmmaker, you are able to reach a broader audience in the comfort of their own home. Therefore, it might be to your benefit  to publicize your film via YouTube. Remember Kony 2012? The campaign became a famous one due to the 26 minute documentary on YouTube.

Here, for your viewing is the documentary Health Food Junkies. I am including it because I think it is interesting that this film decided to upload it to YouTube. I really haven’t heard anything else about it other than what’s publicized on the popular site.

DISCLAIMER: I am only including it to highlight people’s ability to make readily-available documentaries. My views and opinions about diet are not necessarily reflected within this film.  It is in 3 parts and uploaded to one channel:

Whether it is a documentary, archive footage, or an entire rare film, YouTube has become a valuable resource for filmmakers and actors alike.

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