10 Documentaries You Need To Watch

THE IMPOSTER

A 2012 British-American documentary about a 1997 case of a French confidence trickster, who impersonated a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The documentary shows interviews with the culprit and members of the victim’s family and archive television news footage. Haunting and confronting look at the extend to which this impersonation goes.

LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON

2013 documentary about the largest criminal investigation in Texas that is  launched as a result of  10 churches being set on fire. A true- crime drama where every aspect of a the community is challenged. Thought provoking, unscripted and intense documentary depicting a shaken and rattled community.

IT ‘S A GIRL 

This 2012 documentary shot on location in India and China, tells the stories  of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son.. Confronting and gripping this documentary questions why this is happening and if enough is being done to save these girls.

INTO THE ABYSS

This 2011 documentary delves into the subject of capital punishment. Intimate interviews with convicted killers, their victims’ families, and members of the Texas criminal justice system, you are taken on an emotional and psychological rollercoaster. Both enlightening and confronting at once.

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

This documentary explores the causes of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and the link between the American public’s widespread gun ownership and the country’s high crime rate. Shot in an unapologetically  honest tone exposing the challenges with American gun culture.

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

This documentary explores the role of technology in our lives. In a fascinating experiment dozens of young men and women  agree to live in underground apartments for weeks at a time while their every movement is streamed online. Thought provoking documentary on the loss of privacy in our digital age.

HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY

This documentary explores the future of jobs and increasing presence of automation by robots and the effects this has on the job market. Using real life examples of automation by technology and robots, this documentary is sobering and a reality check for what’s ahead. Eye-opening!

SOMETHING BETTER TO COME

This documentary introduces you to Yula and her family who have spent many years living at the largest junkyard in Europe on the outskirts of Moscow, during Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Intimate and raw look at shocking social dysfunction and power of resilience.

CHASING BEAUTY

This documentary goes behind all the glamour and glitz that is being a model. Rarely talked about topics of the sacrifices models endure, the ugly side of the fashion / beauty industry, the demanding physical requirements the industry has and what the psychological impacts of it all are. Is it all worth it??

HOW MAD ARE YOU?

This documentary is about a psychological experiment that takes ten volunteers, half have psychiatric disorders, the other half don’t (who is who is not identified). The group are put through different challenges over five days, designed to explore the character traits of mental illness. Three leading experts attempt to identify which volunteers have been diagnosed. Explores the lines between sanity and madness.
What are some of your favourite documentaries?

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