Hippie Documentry On The History Channel

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Silverbackman, May 14, 2007.

  1. Silverbackman

    Silverbackman Member

    Did anyone see that documentary last night (Sunday, May 13) on the History Channel called "Hippies"? As the name says it is a documentary about hippies.

    It was an interesting watch, though I thought it was a bit biased (though not too bad).
  2. sounds interesting! i wanna see it!!
  3. indian_hippie

    indian_hippie Member

    Yeah I saw that too, they interviewd a lotta ppl who didn't like hippies and showed'em in bad light. It wasn't too bad, except for the Ronald Regan comment.
  4. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    Damn I really wanna see that- I'm gunna try to find it on my DvR
  5. dollydagger

    dollydagger Needle to the Groove

    i caught the tail end of it last night....im sure they'll have it on again soon
  6. thehippie_08

    thehippie_08 that girl

    there was also one on PBS called American.....something or other, that was cool but the end was a total drag.
    just warning you.
  7. josh55116

    josh55116 Member

  8. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    It did seem a little biased, but to be fair they interviewed some former and current hippies, including Wavy Gravy and Mountain Girl, who had positive things to say.

    In the end the hippie culture was portraid as a great social experiment which largely failed. However, it also pointed out the changes brought about in modern society by the movement, including their contributions to civil rights, women's rights, the environment and foreign policy. Plus, it emphasized how it has influenced our values as we became the dominant generation.

    One thing that bothered me was the show seemed to give the impression that hippies are no longer around at all. Yes most of them left the movement to join the establishment, but many hung on to it. Cutting your hair doesn't necessarily mean you've cut your ties to the past.
  9. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

  10. HappyFreak

    HappyFreak Member

    I watched it last night too. It was really negative at first and focused a lot on the Manson murders. I liked the end part though. But they acted like hippies don't exist anymore, which was kind of a disapointment.

    Just wondering, how many of you have seen Getting High: the history of LSD? That one was great I thought. They dont play that one anymore and now its like replaced with boring and very biased shows about drugs. I could only find it on Youtube and now I can't find it there anymore.
  11. The_Walrus

    The_Walrus Sgt. Pepper

    I thought it was an interesting watch.
  12. crazylegs

    crazylegs Member

    A lot of people like to think the hippie "phenomenon" was a one shot deal which expired. Actually it was just the beginning of a change in human evolution and conciousness. Of course it has its ebs and flows, mostly related to the level of oppression of the dominant culture. Hippie is not about worldly power so you're not going to see a hippie president or hippie CEO of Exxon any time soon but new hippies keep showing up and will do continue to do so because it's all about freedom and connection and the desire for that will never die.
  13. dixie_pixy

    dixie_pixy HighMandi

    WOW, can't wait to watch it.

    Did you guys ever watch that movie "The 60's" with that blond hair girl from "Save The Last Dance" where she had the baby and had to live on the streets. That movie was pretty pimp shit! Sad though... I felt bad for her and the baby. But tis just a movie!
  14. ow sounds interesting.... can't i find clips of it on you tube :leaving:
  15. I really enjoyed it. It had a lot of vintage footage in it that hasn't been in other 60s counter-culture documentaries, and I absolutely love seeing old footage from that era. Did anyone notice that all of the songs in the soundtrack were not sung by the original artists?
  16. Sociologist

    Sociologist Member

    I noticed that all the songs were remakes - maybe they couldn't get the rights to the originals?
  17. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    If you haven't seen "Hippies" The Documentary,
    From the History Channel.
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    In the "History Channel" page.

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  18. Lady Neko

    Lady Neko Member

    i am gonna watch that. thank isis i will be at my dad's cause we don't get cable. course i could probably download it from somewhere.
  19. EliWhitney

    EliWhitney Member

    Did anyone see that special about Hippies on the history channel last night form 12-2 am? It was awful all it did was focus on all the bad parts of the 60's like Charles Mansen. There was like 20 minutes that was alright. They didn't say much at all about how Hippies were fighting for a new and better way.
  20. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

    lol thats because the 60's were never the vision you have in your head.. they were attempting to be factual and truthful.

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