2002 documentaries

The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self: A documentary about how we came to be the consumer society that we are today. Adam Curtis tells the story of what made this western consumer society come to be and also looks into what choices we make and why we make them.   It started in the 19th&n[...]

War in the Falklands

War in the Falklands: A documentary about the British recapture of the Falklands Islands, also known as the Falklands war which was fought between Britain and Argentina in 1982. This film follows significant events leading up to the conflict including America's involvement which was controversia[...]

The Lost Pyramids of Caral

An investigative documentary about the lost pyramids of Caral. The amazing city of Caral is located in the Supe Valley in the Barranca province of Peru and is the most ancient of all the cities in the Americas. The city was built between the periods of roughly 2600 BC and 2000 BC by the Norte C[...]

Journeys with George

  Journeys with George is an American TV producer's home movie of her 18-month road trip on the campaign trail with George W. Bush as he struggles to evolve from a cowboy into a diplomat. Alexandra Pelosi had the great good fortune or misfortune, whichever way you look at it, t[...]

Super Structures - The Largest Aircraft in the World: Antonov An-225 Mriya

Engineering Presenter Bill Ratner 2002 Unrated

Super Structures: The Largest Aircraft in the World. A documentary about the Antonov An-225 Mriya  , the largest operational aircraft in the world. This strategic airlifter was built in the Soviet Union in the late 1980’s by the Antonov serial production plant and first flown on[...]

The Korean War in Colour

AsiaMilitary & War Presenter John Ford 2002 Unrated

  The North Korean army flooded into South Korean on 25th June 1950 with more than 75,000 soldiers across the 38th parallel blockade. This was the first military action since the beginning of the Cold War. As a result, the United States entered the war on behalf of South Korea as t[...]

The Story Of Nirvana

BiographyMusic Presenter Nirvana 2002 Unrated

The Story Of Nirvana documentary. Nirvana was one of the most influential rock bands of all time and changed the music landscape forever. Formed in Washington in 1987, the trio was made up of guitar and singer Kurt Cobain, Bass player Krist Novoselic and drummer Chad Channing, though he would soon b[...]

Evolution

ScienceNature Presenter Liam Neeson 2002 Unrated

  Liam Neeson presents a seven-part series on the history of evolution. Evolution investigates how the amazing array of life we see on Earth today could possibly have evolved, and how it all started.

The Weather Underground

PoliticalHistory Presenter Lili Taylor 2002 Unrated

  The Weather Underground documentary is about the radical left-wing militant organisation with the same name which was active from 1969-1977.   The 2002 film which was narrated by actress Lili Taylor (The Conjuring) depicts the rise and fall of this radical organisation. Starting[...]

Naqoyqatsi

Art Presenter Godfrey Reggio 2002 Unrated

Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio returns once again to present "Naqoyqatsi", a 2002 art documentary film which takes the viewer on a journey highlighting depth in seemingly mundane things we see in everyday life.   Naqoyqatsi follows the same artistic characteristics of his other works;[...]

Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure

PoliticalDrugs Presenter Edward Asner 2002 Unrated

Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure, a 2002 documentary film by Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy with narration from American actor Edward Asner (Up) about the battle against the Colombian narcotics trade.   This war on drugs is primarily headed by the United States who have[...]

Secret Life of the Brain

SciencePsychology Presenter Blair Brown 2002 Unrated

Secret Life of the Brain, a 5-part psychology documentary narrated by American theatre, film and television actress Blair Brown which explores several important developmental stages of the human brain.   The film features real human stories, dynamic imagery and information provided b[...]

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

Crime Presenter Roger Bamford 2002 Unrated

Harold Shipman was a general practitioner (personal doctor) based in Hyde, Manchester and one of the darkest criminals of the 20th century. In January 2000 he was found guilty of murdering fifteen elderly patients who were in his care. While the case was officially made for fifteen victims, it has b[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

The British Empire in Colour

History Presenter Art Malik 2002 Unrated

The British Empire in Colour, 2002 three-part documentary series which looks into the rise and fall of the British Empire, presented in restored colour footage.   The film primarily focuses on how the empire fell apart induced by how leaders of Britain handled major events such as World W[...]

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

CrimeSport Presenter Helen Stickler 2002 Unrated

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator, a 2002 sports documentary by American filmmaker Helen Stickler looking at the rise and fall of 80's skateboarding legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.   Rogowski (born August 10, 1966, in New York), is a professional skater who was most famous du[...]

Lost in La Mancha

MovieArt Presenter Jeff Bridges 2002 Unrated

Lost in La Mancha, a 2002 documentary about a film that ending up taking over a decade to finish after a doomed first attempt narrated by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski).   This film is "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" directed by Terry Gilliam. While Gilliam had a seemingly mas[...]

History of Football: The Beautiful Game

History of Football: The Beautiful Game was a stunning 2002 series which gave a comprehensive overview of the history of the game of football, in a global context. It starts at the origins of the game and shows how the sport has affected history in general, it was even responsible for the start of t[...]

The Brits Who Fought for Hitler

A 2002 British documentary about British prisoners of war who were recruited by the Nazi’s to fight in their own Infantry unit of the Waffen-SS and served alongside the Nazi’s on the eastern front, the unit was initially called the ‘Legion of St George’ and later renamed the[...]

Bus 174

Crime Presenter José Padilha 2002 Unrated

Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) is a Brazillian documentary made in 2002 depicting what happened when bus number 174 in Rio de Janeiro was hijacked by a young gunman on June 12th 2000.   The event was live broadcast on Brazillian TV, revealing the utter competence and brutality of the police,[...]