2006 documentaries

The Secret

Mystery Presenter Drew Heriot 2006
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The Secret: A 2006 documentary by Drew Heriot which looks into and reveals the "great secret of the universe", a secret which has been passed down through generations for hundreds of years. It is supposedly the key to every one of your concerns and offers unlimited joy, health, money,[...]

Cocaine Cowboys

The documentary, Cocaine Cowboys takes us back to the 80's where a number of Colombian cocaine barons moved into Miami. Along with that came a wave of crime and violence that the United States had not seen since the prohibition era.  Miami was put on the map during the 80's[...]

Weapons at War: Helicopters

Military & War Presenter history 2006 Unrated

Helicopters are currently one of the most important weapons of war. This documentary looks into the future vertical lift program which is a family of military helicopters that is constantly being developed and improved upon by the United States.This program was responsible for the Army’s[...]

Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp follows a small group of evangelical Christian children who are being taught the word of the lord. evangelical Christians are devoted strictly to what the Bible says and from a very young age to give their lives in defense of the religion, that in their minds is 100% fact. This[...]

Water

Science Presenter Lex Lang 2006
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A documentary which explores just what little we know about the amazing element that is water (H2O). Water makes up more than 90% of the Earths surface and makes up most of the human body but do we really know the secrets behind this life giving element?   If it was not for water we would[...]

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts

In Debt We Trust is an expose of the rising crisis of debt in North America. The film focuses on the collusion of credit card companies, lobbyists, corporate media and the US government in encouraging debt and delivers a stark warning about this mounting global problem.    Award-winn[...]

The Sun

The power of the sun is tangible yet mystic, so much as we humans have longed to harness this beautiful giver of life. The Sun is really, really powerful, so powerful in-fact its almost scary to think about; consistently the sun produces the energy of a billion nuclear bombs every second. Since[...]

Who Needs Sleep?

Who Needs Sleep? A documentary directed by Oscar award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (1922–2015) who is famous for movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and is considered to be one of the ten most influential cinematographers of all time accordi[...]

The Boat and the Bomb

The Boat and the Bomb documentary. A real life nuclear spy thriller. This tale of murder, sabotage, espionage and a government cover-up sent shockwaves through the world, and has disturbing parallels with today’s ‘War on Terror’. In Auckland Harbour, New Zealand,[...]

True Crime: The Black Dahlia mystery

Crime Presenter Bill Curtis 2006
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The Black Dahlia, a documentary about the much publicised death of 22 year old Elizabeth Short in 1947. The name “Black Dahlia” was given to her by the newspapers which at the time used popular film noir titles to describe real life events; it is believed that the name came from the murd[...]

National Geographic Megastructures - Panama Canal

Engineering Presenter Tom Cotcher 2006 Unrated

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile man-made strip of water that connects the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean. The Canal is vital to shipping and cuts thousands of miles off millions of tonnes worth of shipping every year, which is why it was built with a tremendous amount of effort, firstly by the Fr[...]

Grizzly Man (preview)

BiographyAnimal Presenter Werner Herzog 2006 Unrated

Grizzly Man is a 2006 documentary film following the live of Timothy Treadwell who was a person fascinated by bears to the point where some people might call it obssession. Every year, due to his interest, he’d go to Alaska and spend as much time as he could living side by side with the b[...]

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car? Back in 1996, electric cars were the real buzz. You’d see them cruising down the streets quietly without any exhaust fumes coming out the back. Ten years later, these cars were destroyed and have become a thing of the past. Whatever happened to the electric ca[...]

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Three Gorges Dam

A documentary about the worlds most powerful dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. Built over nearly 10 years of solid work in china between 1994 and 2013 this mega structure is one of the most challenging feats of engineering ever perused. Located on the Yangtze which is the longest river in Asia[...]

Steal This Film

“Steal This Film” is a two part film documentary about the movement against intellectual property as it stood in 2006/07. Featuring interviews with people who have weighted voices on the internet such as Brewster Kahle (archive.org) and others who have been on the front-line of[...]

An Inconvenient Truth

Environment Presenter Al Gore 2006 Unrated

Preview only, buy the DVD on Amazon:  An Inconvenient Truth [DVD] on Amazon   An Inconvenient truth, the legendary documentary presented by dedicated environmentalist and  former United States politician, Al Gore. Back in 2006 when the film was made the global warming issue w[...]

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

ArtMovie Presenter Kirby Dick 2006
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American director Kirby Dick presents the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated which is a film about the American movie rating system. The Motion Picture Association of America (also known as the MPAA) is a powerful governing body on the age restrictions for movies, they have the final say on who[...]

The Road to Guantanamo

The Road to Guantanamo is a feature-length docudrama about three British citizens who spent two years at the infamous Guantanamo Naval base located in Cuba. “The Tipton Three” as they came to be known were all from Tipton, West Midlands, England. In 2001 they were captured by the United[...]

Blondie: One Way or Another

BiographyMusic Presenter Blondie 2006 Unrated

The “Blondie: One Way or Another” documentary looks at the history of the popular new wave band Blondie. They were founded in New York in 1974 by singer Debbie Harry and went on to make some of the most well-known songs of all time including "Heart of Glass", "Ca[...]

David Beckham: A Footballers Story

BiographySport Presenter David Beckham 2006 Unrated

  This David Beckham documentary follows the English football star as he prepares for the 2006 world cup in Germany. For many reasons, this is considered to be the peak of his career as he got the opportunity to be captain of England and have a good run (by English standards) for t[...]

Battleplan

  The Battleplan documentaries provide an extensive insight into the strategies and tactics used in the art of war. The series produced by UKTV looks at major wars starting with World War 1 and examines in detail how some of the most famous battles were played out with insights from sel[...]

Hacking Democracy

  Hacking Democracy, An eye-opening documentary film narrated by James Naughton which follows Seattle grandmother and activist Bev Harris who is attempting to answer one seemingly simple question; how does America count its votes?   This question will lead Bev & co.[...]

You dont know Hitler

Conspiracy Presenter James K. Lambert 2006 Unrated

Intro by director James K. Lambert: This is the final version of my Masters Thesis film, a documentary about Nazi Germany composed mostly from propaganda footage. I chose the title to reflect the fact that so many people today call their political opponents, "a Hitler" or "N[...]

Blood Diamonds

  This Blood Diamonds documentary explores the brutal conflicts that surround this small rock which represents wealth and glamour. In many African countries, diamonds are a way to obtain power through a largely untraceable material which can be found in the ground for free if you have the me[...]

America: Freedom to Fascism

  America: Freedom to Fascism, a documentary by the late Aaron Russo who was an American businessman turned policial activist about "tyrannical government" in the US.   The feature-length documentary covers a large number of subjects in regards to the purported division[...]

MS13 - The World's Most Dangerous Gang

In the MS13 - The World's Most Dangerous Gang documentary film investigates Mara Salvatrucha (also known as MS 13) a powerful 50,000 person gang that stretches across North America. The filmmaker's risk life and limb to get an idea who these people are and what motivates them.

Engineering an Empire

  Engineering an Empire is a series of 14 documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments in the realms of engineering.    The documentaries which are narrated by American actor Peter Weller (Robocop) cover many of the major brea[...]

Sharkwater

Sharkwater "The Truth Will Surface" is a 2006 documentary created to help save sharks by advocating a ban on Canadian shark fin imports, written and directed by Rob Stewart.   The documentary shows sharks in their natural habits using underwater photography, shedding a different[...]

9/11: The Falling Man

9/11: The Falling Man, a 2006 9/11 documentary film about the famous image of a man falling from The World Trade Center North Tower on September 11th, 2001 narrated by Steven Mackintosh. This disturbing photograph was captured by associated press photographer Richard Drew as an unidentified man[...]

Prehistoric Park

Prehistoric Park is a 2006 docu-fiction dinosaur series presented by British wildlife lover Nigel Marven.   The story which is stylised into documentary format follows Nigel as he uses a time machine to go back in time and collect dinosaurs and other extinct animals. Once he finds them th[...]

Mega Disasters: Yellowstone Super Volcano Eruption

NatureEnvironment Presenter JV Martin 2006 Unrated

  Mega Disasters: Yellowstone Super Volcano Eruption. Could it erupt again soon?   The largest active volcano in the world is located below the serene Yellowstone park in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The Yellowstone supervolcano has erupted 3 times, the first ar[...]

The War of the World

The War of the World is a documentary pushing the idea that world war 1, 2 and the Cold War were not separate wars but one continuous century-long war.   This theory is presented by controversial historian Niall Ferguson who wrote a book called The War of the World: History's Age of H[...]

Fred & Rosemary West: The House of Horrors

The "Fred & Rosemary West: The House of Horrors" documentary examines the terrible murders which took place during the late 1960's until the late 1980's at the hands of Fred & Rosemary West.   It is believed that this British serial killer couple murdered at leas[...]

Richard Trenton Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

Crime Presenter Christopher Slade 2006 Unrated

  Richard Trenton Chase, a.k.a. "The Vampire of Sacramento", was a cannibal, necrophiliac, and serial killer who was active in California from December 1977 to January 1978. This Richard Chase documentary narrated by British actor Christopher Slade profiles this prolific kille[...]

The One Percent

Society Presenter Jamie Johnson 2006 Unrated

  The One Percent is about the richest people in America who posses 42% of the countries wealth while the rest have what is left.   This documentary is by Jamie Johnson who is the heir to the Johnson and Johnson empire. He has made a number of documentaries on the subject of wealt[...]

Shadow Company

Shadow Company is a 2006 war documentary by Nick Bicanic which asks one seemingly simple question; What does it really mean to be a good soldier?   The film follows four different war veterans who fought in World War 2, Vietnam, Gulf war and Iraq war who talk about their experiences. Taki[...]

When the Levees Broke

Society Presenter Spike Lee 2006 Unrated

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts is a critical examination of the US governments response to the 2005 tropical cyclone "Katrina" in New Orleans.   This Hurricane Katrina documentary by director Spike Lee (Malcome X) tells the story of the devastation which was left[...]

The Root of All Evil?

Society Presenter Richard Dawkins 2006 Unrated

  "The Root of All Evil?" takes a highly critical look at mainstream religions for their catalytic degradation of human society through terrorism and child abuse scandals.   Written by English evolutionary biologist, ethologist and atheist Richard Dawkins, this film pays[...]

Bye Bye Planet Pluto

SpaceScience Presenter Ian Holm 2006 Unrated

  For decades little Pluto was considered to be the ninth planet in our solar system, though everything about it just didn't fit in with the others. All the rocky planets reside in the inner solar system while the gas giants, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune orbit in the outer regions. &nb[...]

Inside The Twin Towers

History9/11 Presenter Terence Stamp 2006 Unrated

  Inside The Twin Towers, a 2006 history documentary narrated by Terence Stamp which takes us back to the horrific events of September 11th, 2001.   Unlike documentaries such as "102 Minutes That Changed America", this film tell the story of that fateful day from the per[...]

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

SocietyHistory Presenter Stanley Nelson 2006 Unrated

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple tells the story of the infamous mass-suicide of members of The Peoples Temple Christian Church on November 18th, 1978 in Guyana, a country in South America.   On that day 918 Christians in the religious cult led by Reverend James Warren &quo[...]

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, a 2006 docudrama series narrated by British voice-over actor Alisdair Simpson highlighting significant moments in one of the largest empires in history.   The documentary features a number of prominent actors including Michael Sheen (Masters o[...]

Crackheads Gone Wild

Drugs Presenter Jarrod Donoman 2006
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Crackheads Gone Wild, an extremely shocking documentary by American filmmaker Jarrod Donoman about crack cocaine addicts in Atlanta, USA.   Crack cocaine, or simply "crack" is an incredibly dangerous drug, for it is not only deadly to take, but anyone in the vicinity of someone[...]

Michio Kaku: Time

Science Presenter Michio Kaku 2006 Unrated

Time: A four-part documentary series presented by American theoretical physicist and pioneer of string theory Michio Kaku.   Beginning with our everyday perception of time through our body clocks, Michio delves deeper and deeper into our understanding of this universal variable. He looks[...]

David Icke: Was He Right?

ConspiracyBiography Presenter David Icke 2006 Unrated

David Icke: Was He Right? Before questioning the legitimacy of this site I can tell you I have watched this film and it is in large-part a biographical documentary. It does not push his [Ickes] theories such as the royal family being reptilians, or the moon being built by inter-dimensional beings, r[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

The War Tapes

The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

Deliver Us from Evil

Crime Presenter Amy Berg 2006 Unrated

The 2006 Deliver Us from Evil documentary film by Amy J. Berg (An Open Secret) covers sex abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church.   Specifically, the film looks at rape and molestation cases involving 25 child victims from Northern California during the late 1970's though[...]

We Love Cigarettes

Health & Medical Presenter Bill Nighy 2006 Unrated

The tobacco industry is worth $430bn a year globally, and that figure keeps on growing, literally billions of us smoke at least casually. It is perhaps surprising therefore that there are so few documentaries about tobacco around, right? We Love Cigarettes is a BBC Horizon documentary which attempts[...]

Google: Behind The Screen

Google: Behind the Screen is a 2006 Dutch documentary directed by IJsbrand van Veelen for the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. The documentary focuses more on Google’s suite of products as it existed at the time, and the goals of the organization, rather than focusing on the startup story, the per[...]

The Real Football Factories

Crime Presenter Danny Dyer 2006 Unrated

Playing the lead role in the hugely successful football hooligan film The Football Factory (2004) was probably the pinnacle of Danny Dyer’s acting career, although it probably also helped to pigeonhole him into playing the role of a typical cockney ‘geezer’ and much of his work tha[...]