Last week, we talked about how it can be logistically difficult to find smart videos on Google Video and YouTube. Then, this week, we stumble upon this: a no-frills web site called Best Online Documentaries that aggregates, yes, you guessed it, high-quality online documentaries, almost all from Google Video. The video segments are divided into broad categories (Biographies, History, Religion, Science, etc), and, within them, you'll find some items that deserve your time -- including a history of Byzantium, a biography of Malcolm X, a look at Alfred Hitchcock and his films, a program called The God Delusion featuring the Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins, and, at the other end of the spectrum, a counterpoint British program, The Trouble with Atheism. If these programs are up your alley, you can start perusing the larger collection here.
Other documentaries and films can be found in our collection of Free Online Movies.