New documentaries

A collection of new documentaries added to Docur. Last update September 02, 2018 @ 01:25 AM

Why Do We Dream?

Why Do We Dream? A 2009 BBC horizon episode which explores the science behind our dreams, using research which involved extensive experiments on people and personal stories from vivid dreamers. The program asks where our dreams come from, why we have dreams, and whether dreams have any sort of hidde[...]

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

SocietyCrime Presenter Zing Tsjeng 2017 Unrated

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK: There have been nearly 2000 acid attacks reported in London since 2010. These appalling crimes increased rapidly between 2015 to 2016 and today they are still happening on a daily basis. Why are criminals turning to such an abhorrent weapon, and is London really a[...]

The Krays: The Prison Years

Crime Presenter 2016 Unrated

There have been literally dozens of documentaries about The Krays over the years, but all seem to focus on their activities before their eventual imprisonment in 1968. Both of the twins spent far more of their adult life inside prison than they did outside of it, The Krays: The Prison Years readdres[...]

A History of Christianity

History Presenter Diarmaid McCulloch 2009 Unrated

A six-part 2009 documentary series presented by Professor Diarmaid McCulloch, one of the worlds leading historians, it tells the story of the history of Christianity, explores what it means to be Christian in the modern day, and talks about what the future of Christianity may look like. Th[...]

The Life of Junkie Junior

Drugs Presenter 1987
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The Life of Junkie Junior is a cult 1987 documentary which follows the daily routine of 29-year-old heroin addict Junior Rios as he endeavours to sustain his $200 habit through any means possible. Rios lives in the South Bronx, an area which at the time was experiencing a huge crack and heroin epide[...]

Hotel Ground Zero

9/11 Presenter David Bedella 2009 Unrated

When the World Trade Centre buildings collapsed on September 11th 2001 there was a building standing in between, the Marriott WTC hotel. The hotel was housing 940 people at the time, most of them tourists. There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of documentaries about the Twin Towers and several ab[...]

My Hometown Fanatics

SocietyPolitical Presenter Stacey Dooley 2013 Unrated

The town of Luton has become a hotbed of political and religious extremism, with numerous individuals from the local Muslim community having been convicted of terrorism offences and the political pressure group the English Defense League having been founded in the town by members of the Luton MIGS f[...]

David Bowie: Five Years

BiographyMusic Presenter 2013 Unrated

A one hour long 2013 documentary which covers the five most important individual years of David Bowie’s career, using his songs and archived footage to form a timeline of five different periods in his career which were considered his most creative and influential. Much of the footage used[...]

Drugs Inc: Alaska Heroin Rush

CrimeDrugs Presenter 2012 Unrated

Drugs, Inc. is an ongoing documentary series which runs on the National Geographic channel, it explores global narcotics production and trafficking and features interviews with drug dealers, smugglers, recreational drug users, drug addicts, and law enforcement officers. The series started in 2010 an[...]

Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

BiographyMusic Presenter Amy Winehouse 2008 Unrated

The Girl Done Good is a feature-length 2008 documentary about the life and career, up to that point, of singer Amy Winehouse. It features contributions from various people around her, including her father Mitch Winehouse, as well as music journalists, friends, and fellow musicians, and uses archive[...]

Bulgaria's Abandoned Children: Revisited

In 2007 a film crew travelled to Bulgaria to produce a documentary which shed a light on a culture where physically and mentally disabled children are institutionalized or ‘warehoused’ in appalling conditions, the country had the highest number of disabled children in institutions in Eur[...]

The Truth about Webcam Girls

The Truth about Webcam Girls, an hour-long documentary which follows three British women who make their living performing in front of a camera for the sexual gratification of paying customers, lifting the lid on this secretive, potentially lucrative and sometimes utterly bizarre world of the we[...]

Traders: Millions By The Minute

Traders: Millions By The Minute: A two-part documentary which goes deep inside the world of those who play the markets in some of the biggest financial centres on the planet including London, New York and Chicago. Anybody expecting to be introduced to characters resembling Leonardi Di Caprio’s[...]

Elsa: The Lioness That Changed The World

ActivismAnimalNature Presenter 2010 Unrated

Elsa The Lioness made history in the 1960’s when she became the first ever captive lion to be released back into the wild, she had been raised by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson in Kenya. Elsa had gone to live with the Adamson’s along with her two sisters after they h[...]

Million Dollar Traders

Not so much a documentary but a three-episode reality / social experiment, but essential watching for aspiring hedge fund traders nonetheless, Million Dollar Traders aired on the BBC in 2009. The concept was designed by successful hedge fund trader Lex van Dam, he sought to hire twelve aspiring trad[...]

Stoned in Suburbia

Drugs Presenter Caroline Coon 2005 Unrated

Stoned in Suburbia has been labelled as a ‘social history film’ by the filmmakers, charting the shift in social perception of Marijuana in the UK. It is actually a light-hearted, and at times hilarious, look at the consumption of the drug in the UK and the laws that govern it.  [...]

My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist: Venezuela

My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist: Venezuela: A two-part 2007 documentary series directed by Monica Garnsey which examines the global sex tourism industry, this first one-hour long episode looks at sex tourism through the eyes of the girls who work in the sex industry in Venezuela.   The film[...]

Mad Dog and Nazi Nick

Political Presenter Donal McIntyre 2018 Unrated

Mad Dog and Nazi Nick: A 2007 Donal McIntyre documentary which charts the unusual friendship between Jonny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair, an exiled former Loyalist paramilitary leader, and Nick ‘Nazi Nick’ Gregor a former leading German Neo-nazi who claims to have changed his ways and[...]