I Love Documentaries
Today I am going to share with you some great documentaries that I think you should see. A variety of subject matter and I hope you find some of them thought-provoking. It has to be said that I used to hate documentaries. However, I now prefer to watch them any day over Eastenders etc. So today here is my top must-see documentaries well a few of them at least.
Unacknowledged is a 2017 documentary which is billed as “an exposè of the greatest secret in human history”. It’s based on the work of ufologist Steven M. Greer’s historic files of the Disclosure Project. In the 1 hour, 44 minute film, Greer and his assembled team of witnesses reveal how the truth about UFOs and extraterrestrial contact has been kept from the public since since the 1950s.
The White Helmets (2016)
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, this powerful film profiles the titular team of first responders operating in war-torn Aleppo and other parts of Syria. They endanger their own lives to save as many others as they can. And the filmmakers follow along, also under great duress. Even tenser, though, are scenes in a White Helmets training camp in Turkey, where recruits are away from their families, worrying about their loved ones’ safety in their absence.
Shocking, never before seen footage. Riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca’s extraordinary nature. The species cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades, and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry.
This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature. It reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.
Despite just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn. Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul. She was a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.
The Barkley Marathons (2014)
In its first 25 years, only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult-like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain.
My Scientology Movie (2016)
‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary. He is in collaboration with director John Dower and double Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn, exploring the Church of Scientology.
Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his requests to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down.
Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction.
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding. They began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. However, they had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times. Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception, and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds. In a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual. After the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea. This is to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick. But of course, anything narrated by Morgan Freeman has to be in my top must-see documentaries.
Finally After Sharing My Top Must-See Documentaries
So there you go a handful of documentaries worthy of a viewing. In addition, if you have some you would like to add then please leave a comment in the box below. Would also love to hear your opinions of the documentaries listed above.
Well, it is that time again the weekend is upon us. I hope that whatever you have planned you will have a great time. I hope the weather is good. But if you are indoors why don’t you have a look at some of my top must-see documentaries while you are at it.
Catch you soon