Ten Documentaries To Watch Now

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

So a lot of my friends constantly ask me for documentary recommendations as they know I am a massive doc geek. 

I love to get lost in a documentary and educate myself, question things and see real stories brought to life. I feel I can escape much more in a documentary than a film as I am not looking at the acting, the direction or the bloody grading. I simply watch it for it's story and message.

So here are a list of ten documentaries I recommend that you can see now either on demand or at a cinema near you.

Bitter Lake 
Dir. Adam Curtis

A look into how Saudi Arabia had a relationship with the US and it's role it played in the Afghanistan war. 

Before The Flood
Dir. Fisher Stevens

Leonardo DiCaprio takes a look at the science and the effects of Climate Change and shows us what society can do about it. 

Life Animated
Dir. Roger Ross Williams

A story of a boy and his family overcoming great challenges by using animated Disney films to express himself.

My Scientology Movie
Dir. John Dower

Louis Theroux takes a look behind the church of Scientology.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Dir. Werner Herzog

A look into the internet and the past, present and future of the connected world.

Where To Invade Next
Dir. Michael Moore

Michael Moore looks at what the USA can learn from other nations across the world.

Audrie and Daisy
Dir. Bonnie Cohen & Jon Shenk

What effects does online bullying have for teenagers lives and their communities?

Chasing Asylum
Dir. Eva Orner

A look at Australia's inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

Dir. Ava DuVernay

How does the prison system in the US reveal the nation's history of racial inequality?

Dir. David Farrier & Dylan Reeve

Journalist David Farrier gets to the bottom of the mysterious tickling competition online.

And let's not stop there. Why not binge these on Netflix.

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, The Imposter, Food Matters, Amanda Knox, The Wolfpack, Welcome to Leith, Cowspiracy, Blackfish, Winter On Fire, Living on a Dollar, An Inconvenient Truth, GMO OMG. Tyke Elephant Outlaw, The Hunting Ground, The Square, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence and Fed Up

Hope you enjoy some or all of these. I would love to know if you have any other recommendations.


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