united states Documentaries
"Choosing Death" is the second part of British filmmaker Louis Theroux's Altered States three-part documentary in which he spends time with families in the United States who are going through the hardest times of their lives. There are now six states in the US that allow t[...]
The Rise of Fentanyl: More than two years ago BBC News made a report on the growing problem of opioid addiction in the United States. Today, an American under the age of 50 is more likely to die from a drug overdose than anything else. The illegal production of Fentanyl, an opioid used[...]
Hometown is a 2018 documentary by filmmaker Brandon Lavoie that takes an intimate look at America's current opioid epidemic. Seen through the eyes of a mother and the lens of a small town.
2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]
The Times of Harvey Milk is a historical documentary made in 1984 by Rob Epstein documenting the life and political career of Harvey Milk. Harvey Milk was the first elected openly-gay official in the history of California, having been elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. H[...]
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal is a 2015 documentary by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, which looks at a series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley. This political battle attracted millions of viewers in the run-up to the pre[...]
America’s First Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, a 2018 Vice documentary following promoter David Feldman who has organised the first legal bare-knuckle boxing championship in the state of Wyoming.
In the 2018 Face to Face with Armageddon documentary British investigative journalist Stacey Dooley ask the question; should we all be making plans for the end of the world? To answer this Stacey spends time with three prepper communities in the United States. Preppers are survival grou[...]
9/11 War Games, a 2018 documentary by the Corbett Report aiming to answer questions raised in conspiracy theories surrounding Airforce training coinciding with the September 11th 2001 terror attacks. The airforce base that was best able to respond to the hijacking of commercial aircraft[...]
The Unknowns by Youtube channel LEMMiNO is a 2017 documentary about the history of American UFO research. Much of this research was undertaken under the name Project Blue Book by the United States Air Force. This series of studies commenced in 1952 and had two primary goals; to determin[...]
Murder: No Apparent Motive is a 75 minute long 1984 documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers who seek to dissect the minds of serial killers in order to better understand what makes them tick, their modus operandi, and to help develop patterns which can help them to app[...]
Inside The Mind of Google is a 2009 documentary which takes a rare look at the world’s most powerful technology company, at a time when the business still had an element of mystique. It gives a background on how two PhD students managed to take a research project and turn it into the worlds mo[...]
Every year hundreds of people set off from a starting point in the United Kingdom and embark on an insane trip to Mongolia on an adventure which has been described as the greatest in the world. Each team purchases a ridiculously crap car with a maximum 1200cc engine and must make it to Mongolia with[...]
Film maker and reporter Ben Anderson began covering the war in Afghanistan in 2007, documenting the struggles of under-equipped and undermanned British forces who were fighting the Taliban for control of Helmand province in the BBC documentary Taking on the Taliban. He also directed the 2010 documen[...]
For four years British servicemen fought an ongoing war with Taliban fighters in the Sangin region of Afghanistan, the most violent part of the country. Over a four year period up to 2010, some 106 British men lost their lives in the region including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt who won the George Cr[...]
The 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was one of the scariest movies of its time, and the protagonist Leatherface played by Gunnar Hansen will have given many people nightmares for years. The movie took over $30 million at the box office (that’s about $150 million in today’s money,[...]
The Miracle of Stairway B is a 2011 documentary which tells the story of how 12 firefighters, a police officer, a bookkeeper, an engineer and an office worker survived the collapse of the North Tower on 9/11 despite being on the 22nd floor inside the building at the time. They foun[...]
As a young man the British documentary maker Richard Grant moved to America and soon found himself in the world of nomadic travelers, jumping onto moving freight trains and heading ‘wherever’. More than a decade later he hits the road again, this time in a car, travelling thousands of mi[...]
Cocaine Cowboys 2 is, as the title suggests, the 2008 sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. If you haven’t watched the first documentary then you really should, and it is probably necessary to watch it first due to the background that it gives on the activities o[...]
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[...]
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