New documentaries

A collection of new documentaries added to Docur. Last update November 15, 2015 @ 03:45 AM

State of the Planet

We certainly live on an extraordinary planet which is dominated by a vast and complex array of life. David Attenborough has been documenting this life for more than 50 years and has created many films revealing animals from the mountain gorilla to the blue whale. In this documentary he explores[...]

First life

 David Attenborough travels around the world and back in time to discover the origins of life on planet Earth. This documentary paints a picture of what life was like back when it was only very primitive compared to its complexity now; it has only been in the last decade where scientific b[...]

Operation Cue

HistoryPolitical Presenter june cowan 1955 Unrated

Here we witness a civil defence documentary from the united states during the 50’s. In this film we see a several kiloton device being detonated providing something obvious: atomic bombs leaving a terrible footprint and screwing over people who are down range from the blast. Don'[...]

Interview with a Cannibal

On June 13th 1981 a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked into the Bois De Boulonge, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of the suitcases was unknown to the other park visitors but it was infact the dismembered body parts of Dutch student Renée Hartevelt.[...]

How Beer Saved the World

A historical documentary which explores why beer has been fundamental to our societies equilibrium. How Beer Saved the World looks into the origins of beer at the dawn of human history through to the present day where it is even being specially developed to be consumed on zero gr[...]

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Gaming Presenter Seth Gordon 2007

A humerous and surprisingly compelling documentary following the tale of Steve Weibe, a humble teacher who attempts to beat the all time Donkey Kong record set by classic gaming legend Billy Mitchel in the 1980’s. What starts as fun attempt at a record while unemployed, quickly turns sour[...]

The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

  What is the likeliness that we are alone in the universe? This is a question that has been pondered for centuries by philosophers and theologians, Dr Frank Drake was the first man to approach this question scientifically. In 1960 he began working on his theory, looking at several key[...]

Bronx is Burning 1972

Follow the men of Engine 82 and Ladder 31 from Battalion 27’s South Bronx Fire House who despite covering just one square mile of New Yorks Bronx district are the busiest fire station in the world, with 10,000 calls a year these men respond to a call-out on average eve[...]

Grand Prix The Killer Years

Grand Prix The Killer Years: This documetory tells the story of Grand Prix racing in the 1960s and 70s where mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence led to the death of many young drivers and spectators. This is the story of trying to introduce health and safety into motor rac[...]

Hearts & Minds

Hearts & Minds: Be ready to be shocked by this hard-hitting reality documentary highlighting how America fought the Vietnam war in contrast to what they wanted in achieve politically. The background to this 1974 production is based on the recommendation of a report compi[...]

The Inca: Masters of the Clouds - Ep 2 Clash of Empires

In the second instalment of this two-part mini-series. Dr Jago Cooper questions that the very factors that led to the success of the Inca could have well of led to its rapid demise. It was ultimately the Spanish Inquisition that destroyed the Inca empire, yet its legacy survives to this da[...]

The Inca: Masters of the Clouds - Ep 1 Foundations

History Presenter Jago Cooper 2015

The Inca: Masters of the Clouds Episode 1 of 2. Dr Jago Cooper from the British museum travels to Peru and Ecuador to the stunning areas of Machu Picchu and Cusco to look at the beginnings of the great Inca empire. The Inca managed to transform one of the most challenging and hostile envir[...]

Can Eating Insects Save the World?

With the global population currently at 7.3 Billion people and climbing, one of the first problems mankind will face is a global food shortage, as we struggle to meet the ever growing demands for meat and live stock. Stefan Gates travels to Thailand and Cambodia to explore one of the most promising[...]

Wright Brothers Flying Machine

BiographyHistory Presenter nova 2003

A documentary about two pioneering flight engineers who invented the first powered plane. From the years 1905 – 1907 they developed the first fixed wing aeroplane with steering controls and power in the form of a bicycle. Their first flight was only 37 meters in distance but[...]

Danny Macaskill - Riding the Ridge

Sport Presenter Danny Macaskill 2014

Follow Scottish trial rider and youtube sensation Danny Macaskil as he embarks on his latest extreme cycling adventure on the dramatic Cullin mountain range on the isle of Skye. Danny will risk his his life and his bike as he performs in some of the most extreme and dangeours environments[...]

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking - Machines

The first documentary in a series about scientific breakthroughs which are changing the way we live in the 21st century. In this episode professor Stephen hawking, with the help of a number of leading scientific figures from around the world explores some revolutionary machine technologies[...]

The Hunt for Higgs

A BBC horizon documentary which follows the hunt of the Higgs particle behind the scenes at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The Higgs particle was one of the greatest scientific discoveries of recent times as it was believed to give everything in the universe mass; This discovery was just one[...]

State of Mind: The Psychology of Control

Are you controlled? And if so by who and to what extent? The documentary State of Mind: The Psychology of Control tries to answer some of these questions and sheds light on what the implications of control have on you and the public.   State of Mind digs deep into the core of what yo[...]