User-generated content remains a rather popular topic of discussion by Internet commentators and just about everyone who comes in contact with the web these days. Some have suggested that it would be nice to have some type of structure to some of this content, and fortunately this lovely site created by Channel 4 in London fits the bill quite well. As its title suggests, the Four Docs website is designed to give users the opportunity to submit their own four minute documentary, provided that it conforms to certain technical and legal requirements. The "About" area is a good place to get some more background on the whole affair, and then visitors should dive right in by watching a few of the films. A good way to do this is by looking at the thematic list, which includes such headings as animal rights and globalization. Those persons looking for historical materials will want to click on over to the "Archive", which includes an interactive timeline which traces the history of documentary film making in Britain. Along the way are films such as 1933's "Industrial Britain" and 1953's "Operation Hurricane", which documents the creation and testing of Britain's first atomic bomb.


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