2000 documentaries

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[...]

OJ Simpson: The Untold Story

This documentary film is about OJ Simpson, a retired American football player who has been at the center of many public prosecutions. On June 12th 1994 he was put on trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman which left the Jury completely divided.   In this[...]

Bruce Lee: A Warriors Journey

Biography Presenter Bruce Lee 2000

A Bruce Lee documentary covering the life of the world-famous martial artist Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do. The documentary uses many scenes from Bruce Lees’, last film, Games of Death which is a 1972 Martial Arts film directed and produced by Bruce as well as many interviews with the star as he[...]

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - Real Stories

Society Presenter Brian Woods 2000

A documentary about Romany gypsy victims of racism in the Czech republic produced by True Vision. The genocide of Jews is well known but very few know that Romany Gypsies faced the same anguish and still do. This is what the documentary Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves sheds light on[...]

Dark Days

Society Presenter Marc Singer 2000 Unrated

Brtish filmmaker Mark Singer decided to make the documentary “Dark Days” in the mid-nineties after moving to Manhatten from his home city of London and seeing the huge number of homeless people there. After living on-and-off with the homeless community for a while he decid[...]

Just Melvin, Just Evil

  Just Melvin, Just Evil, a deeply disturbing documentary about Melvin Just and his family who he sexually abused for years.   The film was made by James Ronald Whitney who is part of that family and lived through decades of abuse at the hands of his grandfather Melvin J[...]

Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope

Society Presenter Steven Cantor 2000 Unrated

  The Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope documentary takes a behind the scenes look at the crazy and violent world of nightclub bouncers. As you can imagine bouncers have to face a lot of violent, dangerous people and face some very strange situations.


History Presenter Michael Wood 2000

Conquistadors is a four-part BBC documentary series about the fall of the Aztec Empire by Portuguese and Spanish colonialists. Historian Michael Wood Michael wood takes us back to the 16th 17th and 18th as he walks the same footsteps that the Spanish explorers[...]

Tokyo Girls

Tokyo Girls is a documentary film directed by Canadian filmmaker Penelope Buitenhuis about four Canadian women who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs.   The film shows the lavish lifestyle these women live in a city that is worlds away from the west.&nb[...]

Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

SocietyDrugs Presenter Steven Okazaki 2000 Unrated

  Director Steven Okazak takes us onto the streets of San Francisco, California in the 2000 documentary film Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street to follow the lives of addicts.   It's a harrowing journey and shows the drug-related degradation of five youths (Jake, Tra[...]

Atlantis Reborn Again

  On 4th November 1999, BBC TWO broadcast Horizon: Atlantis Reborn, a documentary that looked at the theories of best-selling author and television presenter Graham Hancock, supported by author Robert Bauval, about the existence of a lost civilisation. In this film, Horizon jo[...]

Tesla: Master of Lightning

Biography Presenter Elizabeth Noone 2000 Unrated

Tesla: Master of Lightning, a biographical documentary made in 2000 about the electronics genius Nikola Tesla. The film is based on a book of the same name by Jim Glenn, Margaret Cheney, and Robert Uth which was published in 1999.  Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) was a Serbian-American in[...]

Trillion Dollar Bet

Trillion Dollar Bet, a 1999 documentary about the Black-Scholes-Merton model, a mathematic model that estimates the prices of call and put options.   This function is fundamental to modern financial pricing as before this traders had no mathematic way of evaluating value options.  [...]

Ultimate Guide: Extreme Weather

NatureScience Presenter Will Lyman 2000 Unrated

This Extreme Weather documentary examines the innermost workings of a storm system to reveal the visible forces that make them possible.   Using the latest (as of 2000) 3D graphics and information from weather satellites, this documentary explores trade-winds, tornadoes, lightning, monsoo[...]

A History of Britain

A History of Britain, a 15 part documentary series hosted by English historian Simon Schama looking at the history of the British Isles.    The documentary starts in ancient times, way back to 3000 BC and then moves on through the ages through to more recent times (1965) and the coll[...]

A Spy in the Den

A Spy in the Den (2000) is a documentary on lions which was groundbreaking at the time of release due to having used a filming technique which had never been used before. The filmmakers dispatched a covert remote-controlled camera straight into the middle of a Lion pride, the first time that such a[...]

The Germans We Kept

The Germans We Kept is a BBC Timewatch programme from 2000 about German Prisoners of War (POWs) who were captured by Allied forces and imprisoned in camps in Great Britain but decided to remain in the country after the end of the Second World War. By 1946 there were over 400,000 prisoners of war in[...]