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The Porn Diaries

SocietySexuality Presenter Jens Hoffmann 2008 Unrated

The Porn Diaries (also known as 9 to 5: Days in Porn) is a 2008 documentary by cinematographer Jens Hoffmann following people behind the controversial "Adult Entertainment Industry".   Following some of the biggest names in the adult industry, this documentary provides a unique[...]

Salam Neighbor

Salam Neighbor, an award-winning documentary made by American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasc who stay in a Syrian refugee camp to reveal the true stories about those who live there.   Salam Neighbor was made in 2015, at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. And while many new[...]

The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment, a 2013 documentary exploring chemicals in everyday consumer products with narration from American actor Sean Penn (Mystic River).   The film presents evidence gathered by journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy who interview people whose lives have apparently been aff[...]

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, a 2015 documentary exploring how and why people lie by Yael Melamede.   Not telling the truth seems to be a part of human nature but what really drives it? Behavioural economist Dan Ariely provides objective evidence in an overall lighthearted look into[...]

Living on One Dollar

Society Presenter Zach Ingrasci 2013 Unrated

Living on One Dollar, a 2013 documentary by Zach Ingrasci and Sean Leonard about four friends who challenge themselves to live on $1 a day for two months.   Not only do they have to live on almost no money but their challenge is set Guatemala so they will also have to face the challenges[...]

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, a 2016 documentary by Matt D'Avella who asks a question: How might your life be better with less?   This film challenges the notions of what is widely considered to be the "American ideal" by following minimalists from al[...]

The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation, a four-part health documentary series looking into the obesity crisis in the United States.   The film looks into all aspects of the problem from its root causes, symptoms and treatments. As well as providing on the ground research, "The Weight of the Nation[...]

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories, a non-profit project that follows the lives of four completely different people who have one thing in common: they are all vegan.   If you enjoyed this documentary please consider donating to the filmmakers here: veganmovie.org/donate 

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? This seemingly simple question is what British naturalist David Attenborough wanted to find out so he decided to make this documentary.   Reflecting on a time he can remember back in the 1950's when the world's population was around 2.5 bi[...]

Land of Hope and Glory

Land of Hope and Glory, a 2017 documentary inspired by the 2005 documentary "Earthlings". While Earthlings focuses on animal rights in the United States many people were claiming that the situation in the UK was much better; to set the record straight this free documentary was made featuri[...]

Winged Migration

NatureAnimal Presenter Jacques Perrin 2001 Unrated

Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) is a 2001 French nature documentary by Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin about the incredible migrations made by birds.   The film was shot across seven continents over the course of four years using special aerial photography. It cap[...]

Russia's Toughest Prisons

Crime Presenter Alexander Brandon 2011 Unrated

Russia's Toughest Prisons: This was the first time that an international film crew was allowed to film within some of the most brutal prisons in Russia. Inside prisoners live life under a savage regime discipline and often try to escape.

I.O.U.S.A

I.O.U.S.A. a 2008 political and economics documentary examining the history of US Federal debt level relative to gross domestic product (GDP), a figure that has reached frightening highs in the last decade.   Of course, the US has been in debt for almost all its history. In[...]

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy

NatureAnimal Presenter Karen Hayley 2003 Unrated

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy, a 2003 documentary mini-series exploring the fascinating underwater world over millions of years of prehistory. The film explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from seven different eras.   Thi[...]

The Art of Russia

HistoryArt Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 2009 Unrated

The Art of Russia, a three-part documentary made in 2009 by British historian and art-critic Andrew Graham-Dixon looking into the wonderful history of art in Russia.

Secrets of the Mona Lisa

Secrets of the Mona Lisa, a 2015 art documentary presented by British historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.   The Mona Lisa is easily the most famous single piece of art in the world. Much of this attention has come from the seductive mystery of the woman depicted in the painting[...]

The Two Escobars

A documentary about the two most famous Escobars from Columbia, Andrés and Pablo. While the two were not related and most certainly did not have the same profession their fates were intertwined as "The Two Escobars" shows.   Pablo Escobar needs no introduction for his is[...]

India’s Daughter

Crime Presenter Leslee Udwin 2015 Unrated

India’s Daughter, a 2015 crime documentary film by Leslee Udwin based on the Dehli Gang-Rape, an infamously disturbing incident which happened in December 2012. Jyoti Singh a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was raped and murdered while travelling home on a bus after watching the movie "[...]

The Private Life of Plants

Nature Presenter David Attenborough 1995 Unrated

The Private Life of Plants: a 1995 documentary by naturalist David Attenborough who presents a compelling look at the life cycles of plants from across the globe. The time scale plants change on is more suited to be analysed on a weekly to monthly basis and as a result, this was one of the earlier d[...]

Organic Food: Hype or Hope?

Organic Food: Hype or Hope? Organic food products are growing in demand in the west, however, are they any healthier? After all, consumers pay a premium for it but can one really believe what is said on the label? Who has verified its authenticity?   This film by Torsten Mehltretter inves[...]

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Do You Trust This Computer?

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Good video. I showed this to my current events class as we have been talking about the FB issues and sharing data, so this fit right in. Worth watching for sure!

Reviewed on April 23, 2018

The Queens Green Planet

I guess "Being There by Kosinski" makes even more sense now.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018

Zero Hour The Massacre at Columbine High

Nooby rated

I could have done better

Reviewed on April 21, 2018

Andre The Giant - Larger Than Life

This guy made Arnold Schwarzenegger look small

Reviewed on April 08, 2018

The Beginning and End of the Universe

interesting perspective on life and the universe. not sure if I can fully get behind the theory but it certainly is entertaining

Reviewed on February 22, 2018

Professor Green: Working Class White Men

Vic rated

V.good. A little biased as with leading questions for Lewis but still valuable piece of work.

Reviewed on February 21, 2018

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