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Society documentaries

Testing Tolerance

Society Presenter Aleksandr Avilov 2018 Unrated

The Testing Tolerance documentary film by Aleksandr Avilov for the news network Russia Today looks at how the people of Sweden are feeling about the enormous influx of immigrants coming to the country.   Millions have come to find a better life in Sweden over the last few years. They have[...]

Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough

SocietyDrugsCrime Presenter 2017 Unrated

Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough, a 9-part documentary series looking into the lives of young women who lead a life on the streets of Brighton, England.   In the film, we see how these women, often mothers, cope with homeless life and in some cases struggle with drug add[...]


Society Presenter Bill Maher 2008 Unrated

The 2008 Religulous documentary by American comedian and political commentator Bill Maher takes a look at the state of religion around the world.   Maher grew up in a religious family as his mother is Jewish and his father Catholic. Despite growing up with Catholicism he is very sceptical[...]

Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia

Society Presenter Reggie Yates 2015 Unrated

The three-part "Extreme Russia" documentary hosted by British broadcaster Reggie Yates explores aspects of contemporary Russian society that are rarely seen by Westerners. In the film, Reggie travels from the heart of Russia, Moscow, to some of the most remote parts of the country in the S[...]

Owned & Operated

PoliticalSociety Presenter Relic 2012 Unrated

Owned & Operated, a 2012 documentary directed by Relic looking at social interaction in the modern world and how this has allowed new methods of control to be unleashed on the human race.   Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Sho[...]

Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

Surviving Progress

SocietyTechnology Presenter Mathieu Ro 2011 Unrated

In the 2011 documentary Surviving Progress by Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream: documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (known for a whole host of documentaries including "Zero Day" (2016) and "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007)) investigating the massive wealth inequality across the world.   Apparently for s[...]

Renaissance: Andrew Graham-Dixon

ArtSociety Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 1999 Unrated

Renaissance is a six-part documentary series hosted by British art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon about the Italian Renaissance.   This Renaissance began in the 14th century and lasted into the 17th century. It was the earliest European Renaissance and marked a huge shift in cultural changes[...]

The Porn Diaries

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[...]