2012 documentaries

The Universe - Microscopic universe

When people talk about space, they usually talk about galaxies, suns and planets but the real universe is microscopic. This documentary takes a look into the microscopic inner workings of the universe which is more strange that you could imagine.

The Worlds Scariest Drug

Drugs Presenter Vice 2012
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In The Worlds Scariest Drug documentary Vice takes a look at the most dangerous and scary drug currently known. Scopolamine, also known as "The Devil's Breath." is so powerful that it takes over a persons mind and allows them to perform sober actions without ever know that they have do[...]

Marley

Bob Marleys music has changed the world and continues to do so despite his death more than three decades ago. This documentary explores the life, music and the legacy of the legendary man. Bob Marley is much that just a musician to many people, something that you will see in this documentary.

Four Horsemen

This documentary gives us an insight into the view of the world which someone of the top thinkers see. The new economic paradigm suggested would dramatically change the world for everyone with a higher quality of life for billions of people. 

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists looks into the workings a beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" who are known world-wide as "Anonymous". The documentary takes a look into the early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater wit[...]

Room 237 (preview)

A look behind the scenes of one of the best horror movies of all time: The Shining. The suggested conspiracy behind The Shining is that Stanley Kubrick created the movie as a penance for helping the United states government stage the moon landings.   The documentary looks at each sce[...]

hunting the edge of space

NOVA presents hunting the edge of space.  from 0.000000000000000000000000000000000001 after the big bang when space expanded rapidly, through the formation of basic elements 3 minutes after the big bang to the birth of the sun 5,000,000,000 years before today and beyond. We as a species are alw[...]

Krokodil: Russias Deadliest Drug

DrugsSociety Presenter Vice 2012
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Krokodil is a home-made drug that is popular in eastern Europe and Russia. The effects that it has on people is truly horrendous as it is highly addictive and the drug is usually made out of an array of different deadly chemical. The side effects causes addicts skin to turn dry, scaly and the f[...]

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[...]

Ultimate Mars Challenge

The Mars rover Curiosity is a truly amazing feat of engineering and science. If you want to get to mars there are a lot of challenges involved never mind actually making a soft surface landing with a 1,982 pound rover. This documentary explores what it took to develop and test this rover a[...]

Terror At Sea: The Sinking Of The Concordia

  One of the worst disasters in modern maritime history. The Concordia was a cruise ship which was operated by the Italian company Costa, built in Italy in 2004 the ship ran world cruises for holidaymakers until 2012 when it sunk off the coast of Isola del Giglio. Much controversy[...]

Zero Point : Volume II - The Structure of Infinity

  A documentary presented by Arthur C Clarke with the help from professor Ian Stuart, mathematics institute university of Warwick and Dr Michael Barnsley, pro mathematics Georgia Institute of tech who explore the structure of infinity based on evidence that we see in nature.[...]

Zero Point : Volume I - Messages From The Past

HistoryMystery Presenter Vivid Pictures 2012 Unrated

A highly comprehensive documentary taking us through a period of mans prehistory of which no documentation and very little evidence suggests its existence. Piece by piece we look at the scraps of evidence and fingerprints left by these ancient civilizations through ancient monuments and spiritu[...]

Zero Point : Volume III - The Legacy of the Ark

In the third installment of the Zero Point Documentaries our attention is focussed on the secrets of the Ark of the Covenant. We look at what the ark was, what its prupose was what historical significance in posseses. While we can only speculate about some of these questions, by working them out we[...]

The Invisible War

CrimeSociety Presenter Kirby Dick 2012 Unrated

A powerful documentary by the Oscar nominated documentarian Kirby Dick, who’s previous work included the film Twist of Faith which looked into the Catholic Church and how it handled cases of Child Abuse and gay rights. This time round he takes on the fantastic record of how the U.S. military h[...]

The Hunt for AI

The hunt for artificial intelligence is on. BBC Horizon investigates how close the human race is to making true AI. Every year computing power is almost doubling and we are now at the stage where a computer can match the power of the human brain. However, intelligence is not measured on calculating[...]

Blink A Horizon Guide to the Senses

Hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste are all senses that we use to link us with the world which surrounds us. In this documentary Dr Kevin Fong takes us back through 40 years worth of BBC horizon footage to help us understand what science has allowed humans to learn about our tools[...]

Engineering Giants

Engineering Presenter Rob Bell 2012 Unrated

  In this engineering documentary series presented by comedian Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Bell, some of the worlds biggest and most complex machines are stripped down to reveal how they work. In the first episode, a 200-tonne jumbo jet (Boeing 747) is painstakingly taken apart to be insp[...]

Legends of F1 - John Surtees

A documentary about racing legend John Surtees. Born, 1934 the former formula one and grand prix motorcycle racer is the only person to win a world championship on both two wheels and on four which is an amazing achievement that will probably never be matched again.    Pres[...]

Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd are one of, if not the most successful bands of all time. Their true world wide fame came with the release of the 1973  album, Dark Side Of The Moon. But their next album featured a song called “Wish You Were Here” which is about their former band mate and soul [...]

David Icke and the Lizard Apocalypse

Of all the the conspiracy theorists in the world, David icke has to be the most iconic. He was originally a football presenter back in the 80’s but this all ended in 1990 when he went on the Terry Wogan show and announced to the world that he is the sun of god and the world was going to end so[...]

Nova: Deadliest Tornadoes

A documentary about the worlds deadliest tornadoes. In 2011 the U.S had one the worst tornado seasons in decades which left a trail of destruction and killed more than 550 people. This film looks into the reason for the outbreak and how so many people were killed despite all of the modern warning sy[...]

Titanic 100: Mystery Solved

HistoryMystery Presenter Jonathan Adams 2012 Unrated

Out of all of the wrecks on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Titanic is probably the most mysterious and Iconic. The Documentary Titanic 100: Mystery Solved aims to reveal secrets about the ship using the state of the art Remora 6000 ROV submersible and a team of scientists and engineers who hope t[...]

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Conspiracy Presenter Chris White 2012 Unrated

The Ancient Aliens Debunked documentary aims to debunk not just some but all of the claims made in the 2010 history channel series, Ancient Aliens which has only fueled the fire on this theory. The Ancient astronaut hypothesis as it is also commonly known says that at some time in the dist[...]

North Korea: The Great Illusion

A documentary that takes us into the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea. After more than two years of trying to obtain access to the country documentary film makes Michaël Sztanke and Julien Alric are granted visas to enter Pyongyang. The main objective of the film is to[...]

Guns in America

The united States has more than 80 million guns owned by civilians making it the most heavily armed society in the world. This documentary explores just what is driving the massive gun culture in American. the documentary also looks into how the police are using guns to protect the nation as well as[...]

2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning

A lot of people were led to believe that the world would end on December 21st 2012. This was mainly because the ancient Mayan people’s calendar ended on that day. News a corporations pushed the idea of an apocalypse that would almost be the end of humanity on planet Earth but accordi[...]

Order and Disorder- Episode 1

Episode 1 in the two part documentary series Order and Disorder presented by Jim Al-Khalili. Energy is vital to us all, it powers our cars built the monumental cities that dominate the landscape and has provided us with homes which protect us. You only have to see the images from the international s[...]

Order and Disorder- Episode 2

Episode 2 in the two part documentary series Order and Disorder presented by Jim Al-Khalili. We are surrounded by both order and disorder. The universe is constantly falling into a disorderly state and this has been happening since the big bang when universally, molecules were in a much more or[...]

Stephen Hawkings Grand Design: Did God Create the Universe?

In this documentary Stephen Hawking explores whether or not god created the universe. What is the universe and what is our place within it? This question has been embedded in the human mind forever and its based on the idea that there is something greater, a higher being that you could call “g[...]

Tails You Win: The Science of Chance

A documentary about the science of chance presented by David Spiegelhalter. In this film we look into the world of chance which controls everything that we do, essentially we cannot predict precisely the future according our current knowledge however the mathematical principal of probability is cert[...]

How Big is the Universe?

In this documentary BBC horizon investigates the question, how big is the Universe? At face value the idea of mapping out the universe is a simple task much like making accurate maps here on Earth however you would be wrong as the universe is certainly not a static object. The known or visible unive[...]

Eat, Fast and Live Longer

In the BBC horizon documentary Eat fast and live longer Michael Mosley sets himself a massive goal. He wants to lose weight, live longer and stay younger. He has discovered a new science that uses the ancient idea of fasting that will achieve all three of the goals for him but the only catch is[...]

Seven Ages of Starlight

This is the epic story of life and death on the largest cosmic scale. By plotting and analysing stars from across the sky on their brightness, colour and size, astrologists have managed to work out the life cycle of stars and in doing so have discovered more than they could have possi[...]

Through The Wormhole: What is Nothing?

Through the Worm Hole Season 3 episode 5 what is nothing? In this documentary Morgan Freeman explores the concept of nothing. We all have some picture of what nothing is but are these ideas really true? To find out we have to look into the newly discovered science of quantum mechanics, a strang[...]

Madness on Wheels: Rallyings Craziest Years

Sport Presenter Denise Cooke 2012
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Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years. Back in the 1980’s rally was more popular than formula 1 in a large part thanks to the “Group B” cars which was essentially a de-restricted class allowing competing manufacturers to build ever more beastly machines in the striv[...]

Space Station Tour

NASA presents the Space Station Tour. In this documentary the 2012 commander of the International Space Station Sunita Williams takes us on a tour of the space labratory orbiting 400 miles above our heads. In the film we see how the crew lives and works aboard this marvel of human engeneer[...]

Supersized Earth: A Place to Live

Engineering Presenter Dallas Campbell 2012 Unrated

Supersized Earth: A Place to Live documentary presented by Dallas Campbell. In this, the first episode of a three part series Dallas goes around the world to discover how humans have shaped the planet from the tallest building in the worlds to Mexico cities 39 mile sewage disposal meg[...]

The Imposter

The imposter, a 2012 documentary film about a young Spanish man who made the astonishing claim that he was, in fact,t the son of an American family who had been missing for the more than three years. This is one of the strangest stories in recent years since the man is either an extremely treac[...]

2012 Crossing Over: A New Beginning

This life changing film explores a 'positive' spiritual perspective regarding the extraordinary significance of 'December 21, 2012' and thereafter. Original Film Title: '2012 Crossing Over: A New Beginning' Understand the bigger picture of all the numerous changes occurring o[...]

The Act of Killing (preview)

The act of killing, a 2012 documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and produced by award winning producer Signe Byrge Sørensen about the people who took part in the 1965-66 Indonesian killings (sometimes referred to at the Indonesian massacre). This was a year that rocked the country[...]

9/11: The Lost Tapes

9/11: The Lost Tapes is a 2012 documentary film narrated by Colin Mace which provides a unique insight into the moments that changed the United States forever. As the events happened so quickly this documentary breaks each one of them down minuet by minuet by using archive footage and interviewing p[...]

Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice

AnimalMammal Presenter Alice Roberts 2012 Unrated

Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice is a documentary presented by English anatomist Dr. Alice Roberts (b 19 May 1973) that reveals some of the secrets of one of the most widely known extinct animals ever. Humans have been transfixed by the Wolly Mammoth since the end of the last ice[...]

Megastructures: The Burj Khalifa

A documentary about the Burj Khalifa narrated by Damien Lyne. The Burj Khalifa is a mega skyscraper located in Dubai, United Emirates. It is not only the tallest building in Dubai but is in fact the tallest man-made structure in the world standing at a tremendous 2,722ft. Construction began in[...]

Koalas: Slow Life In The Fast Lane

AnimalMammal Presenter Shane Jacobson 2012 Unrated

A Koala documentary presented by Shane Jacobson. The Koala is a one of the most famous animals in the world and is native to Australia living for the most part on the South Eastern coast near to New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. It’s a really easily recognisable animal with a larg[...]

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 documentary film created by Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul about 2 African friends who embark on a journey to find out what happened to their favorite musician, the mysterious 70’s rocker Rodriguez. Rodriguez (b 1942) was a folk singer durin[...]

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary that explores the history of the computer game Minecraft  and how it came to be one of the most popular sandbox games in history. Minecraft was originally started by Swedish game developer Markus Persson Mojang along with Carl Manneh and Jakob[...]

Side by Side

Side by Side is a documentary film that explores the usage of two filmmaking processes, digital and film development. Produced by the famous Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves who has helped make a number of documentary films over the years including “Deep Web” (2010),  Keanu co-prod[...]

Aokigahara: Suicide Forest in Japan

Society Presenter Azusa Hayano 2012 Unrated

The suicide forest “Aokigahara” is one of the most infamous places in Japan as hundreds of people go there to commit suicide. Located at the base of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara is a 14 square mile area on the northwestern side of the mountain which is extremely popular with tou[...]

Montauk Chronicles Dark Secrets

Conspiracy Presenter MODNUTS 2012 Unrated

Full documentary revealing the dark secrets reported at montauk’s camp hero airforce base.

The 16-Year-Old Killer: Cyntoia Browns Story

Crime Presenter Daniel Birman 2012 Unrated

The 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for the murder of 43 years old Johnny Allen in 2004. The case has sprung back into the public eye recently because of celebrity attention primarily from Rihanna and Kim Kardashian pushing for her release.[...]

The Amish

Society Presenter David Belton 2012 Unrated

The Amish are one of the most mysterious and well respected groups of people in the United States. This 2012 documentary produced by PBS and directed by David Belton takes an exclusive look inside the community to provide an intimate portrait of their lives.

Inside Chernobyl

History Presenter Adrian Musto 2012 Unrated

Independent filmmaker Adrian Musto travelled to Ukraine in 2012 to record this Chernobyl documentary, in which we see how the town of Pyrpat has fared after being abandoned more than 30 years ago. The documentary was made with essentially no budget, the cost of a plane ticket, a DSLR and a paid tour[...]

Green Day: Between Us There Is Nothing

  Green Day is one of the most popular pop-punk bands of all time, this film is their story.   Green Day was formed by guitarist and front-man Billie Joe Armstrong in Northern California in 1988. It was not long before they settled into the trio we know today, consisting of drumme[...]

After Porn Ends

The lives of pornstars are documented extensively on camera, but what happens when they are not performing? “After Porn Ends” is a 2012 documentary created by Bryce Wagoner which explores the lives of a number of adult performers who have retired and are no longer working in the bus[...]

Raiding The Lost Ark

MovieArt Presenter Jamie Benning 2012 Unrated

  Raiding The Lost Ark is a 2012 “filmumentary” about the phenomenally successful Speilberg movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by avid fan Jamie Benning. Jamie spent years collecting footage to piece together this passionate documentary about the movie followin[...]

The Island President

  A synopsis from http://theislandpresident.com/synopsis/ Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of hi[...]

The Dream Team

Sport Presenter Zak Levitt 2012 Unrated

  The Dream Team documentary is about what is considered the greatest sporting team to ever be set up. The 1992 US Olympic men's basketball team was iconic and featured players such as Michael Jordan, igniting the worldwide fame for NBA. The 11 hall of fame team absolutely[...]

Saving Face

Saving Face, a documentary about acid attacks on women in Pakistan directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.   The film follows the story of two victims who have survived acid attacks, Zakia and Rukhsan. The heinous attacks left them with permanent physical scars but even worse mental[...]

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is an epic adventure following photographer James Balog and his team of researchers who are conducting the “extreme ice survey”, collecting visual information on the effects of climate change to provide ocular evidence for the numerous studies by scientists who have publ[...]

The Dark Matter of Love

Society Presenter Sarah McCarthy 2012 Unrated

  The Dark Matter of Love follows the story eleven-year-old Masha Kulabokhova who grew-up in a Russian orphanage all her life and is now being adopted by the Diaz Family in the United States. This documentary which was directed by Sarah McCarthy begins as Masha is leaving Russia for[...]

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

  Daphne Bavelier is a professor at the University of Geneva, who studies cognitive neuroscience. In this Ted Talk, she presents her case on the effects of video games on the brain.   How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphn[...]

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeeps is a 2012 documentary film by Israeli director Dror Moreh about the Israel Security Agency Shin Bet (שירות הביטחון הכללי).   Moreh said that he was inspired to make this documentary while watching the popular "The Fog of War" about the life of former US secretary o[...]

It's a Girl! (preview)

It's a Girl! looks at the devastating real-world effects of the one-child policy in China and two-child policy in India. The film which was directed by Evan Grae Davis takes us to China and India where the number of children you can have is restricted by law. If you have more than this quot[...]

Kony 2012

  Kony 2012, a short documentary directed by Jason Russell and funded by Invisiable Children Inc. dedicated to bringing global attention to the Uganda cult leader and war criminal Joseph Kony and having him arrested before the end of 2012.   Released on March 5th, 2012 the film wa[...]

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

A four-part documentary series looking into the art of the Dark Ages created and presented by Brtish art critic Waldemar Januszczak.   Episode one: The Clash of the Gods - An investigation of how Christianity merged into the Roman empire to influence its artwork during the third and fourt[...]

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Mankind: The Story of All of Us takes through the history of mankind in a highly dramatised way, from a difficult beginning on the African Savannah to the present day where we have become like the gods our ancient ancestors worshipped.   American actor Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men)[...]

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague is a moving documentary about the global AIDS/HIV pandemic and work by organisations such as Treatment Action Group (TAG) and ACT UP.   The film was created by David France who made it in dedication to his partner Doug Gold who died from pneumonia related to AIDS&n[...]

Hungry for Change (preview)

Hungry for Change is made by James Colquhoun, the maker of the 2008 documentary "Food Matters" which covers shocking truths in diets which are made out to be healthy.   You only have to search on Google or read a magazine to find that there are a huge number of people advocating[...]

Innocence Of Muslims

“Innocence Of Muslims” is an extremely controversial anti-Islamic documentary by Egyptian-American Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.   The film was first released on Youtube under the handle "Sam Bacile" and quickly gained attention for its extreme views; this led Youtu[...]

Slavery by Another Name

  Slavery by Another Name challenges the popular belief that the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, marked the end of slavery in the country.   When this executive order was passed more than 3 million African-American slaves were orde[...]

The House I Live In

Drugs Presenter Eugene Jarecki 2012
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  The House I Live In, narrated and directed by Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight, The King) takes an investigative look into the so-called war on drugs in the United States.   The war on drugs has been an enormous endeavour in the US resulting in an estimated 45 million arrests over t[...]

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files: Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the worst serial killers and sex offenders in American history. Between 1978 and 1991 he murdered 17 men.   Dahmer hunted his victims (who were mostly African American) in gay bars and other public places before luring them with the prom[...]

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds is a four-part documentary which explores the true nature of spiritual experiences in the context of theoretical and proven science.   Part 1 - Akasha, an Ancient Indian word meaning sky, or space. Thousands of years ago people believed the sky was the realm of[...]

Clothes Optional

Society Presenter Louise Peak 2012
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An insightful documentary exploring naturist culture within the UK. Final Film, University of Portsmouth 2012. Warning: mature content throughout.

The Time to Time (El Tiempo al Tiempo)

  “The Time to Time” is a short documentary by the talented production house Once Upon a Time in Spain, about Emilio, a person that makes a living from one of the most particular jobs in the world: watchmaker.   Emilio is introduced in this compelling documentary that[...]

Voyager: To the Final Frontier

The Voyager space mission is arguably one of mankind's greatest achievements of the 20th century, and one which nearly never got off the ground.   In 1964 Gary Flandro of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discovered that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune would align in such a way that[...]

I Am Bruce Lee

Biography Presenter Bruce Lee 2012 Unrated

  When thinking of martial arts on film the first name that will come to mind is Bruce Lee, for he was a pioneer who turned his passion into an art form which is still enjoyed by people decades after his untimely death.   The I Am Bruce Lee documentary by Canadian author and filmm[...]

Demi Lovato: Stay Strong

"Demi Lovato: Stay Strong" is the preceding documentary to "Simply Complicated", within which Demi Lovato talks about her struggles with drug addiction, anorexia, self-harming and bulimia and staying strong.   In 2010 she put her entire music career on hold in order to[...]

The Woman Who Wasn't There

The Woman Who Wasn't There, a 2012 feature-length documentary directed by Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr. about Tania Head who shares her tragic story of surviving the September 11th terrorist atrocity.   There are thousands of terrible personal accounts of 9/11 but Tanias' is particularl[...]

Parkour: People in Motion

Sport Presenter Cedric Dahl 2012 Unrated

Parkour: People in Motion: A documentary about a group of people who turn to parkour in their life -- sometimes to get rid of anger and frustration, other times they just want to feel the earth and be a part of something.   This film was lovingly crafted by Cedric Dahl & Bennett Hoffm[...]

Are All Men Pedophiles?

Are All Men Pedophiles? A 2012 documentary exploring "paedophilia hysteria", written, directed and narrated by Dutch media producer Jan-Willem Breure and presented by 14-year-old model Savannah van Zweeden.   Yes the title of the documentary sounds like a ridiculous question, an[...]

OVERVIEW

PsychologySpace Presenter 2012 Unrated

The short documentary "OVERVIEW" by Planetary Collective marks the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972.     The above image is easily one of the most famous images ever. It was taken around 29,000km[...]

The Queen of Versailles

Society Presenter Lauren Greenfield 2012 Unrated

The Queen of Versailles, a 2012 documentary by American filmmaker Lauren Greenfield about a billionaire couple who built a mansion that is inspired by Versailles. The film follows the duo as they begin the construction of their dream home using money from the real estate bubble. Their inspirati[...]

The Voyagers

ScienceSpace Presenter Penny Lane 2012 Unrated

The Voyagers, a "decade of Vimeo staff picks" short documentary by Penny Lane about two craft which changed the way we view our solar system forever.   There are many documentaries about the Voyager missions and this one provides another unique perspective on an epic story, taki[...]

The Toilet - An Unspoken History

SocietyTechnology Presenter Ifor Ap Glyn 2012 Unrated

When someone submitted this from Youtube, my first reaction was "you've got to be kidding me", never-the-less this seems to be a well researched and educating documentary on the history of the toilet.   In The Toilet - An Unspoken History Welsh poet Ifor Ap Glyn takes u[...]

My Daughter the Teenage Nudist (preview)

Unfortunately, it looks like the source video is broken. There may be a fix soon but this is being marked as a preview only currently.    My Daughter the Teenage Nudist, a 2012 documentary with narration by British actor Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) about twenty-somethings who a[...]

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Movie Presenter Stevan Riley 2012 Unrated

Everything or Nothing takes us through the history of the James Bond Franchise.   Since the golden age of Hollywood, it is arguable that there has been no movie character with greater iconography than James Bond.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, a 2012 documentary by Alex Gibney which was made in protest to clerical sex abuse in the United States.   The Catholic church is enormously powerful in the US and unfortunately, some people with positions of influence within have abused their[...]

GLOW: The Story of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Sport Presenter Brett Whitcomb 2012 Unrated

GLOW: The Story of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling: In this 2012 documentary by Brett Whitcomb female wrestlers talk about the rise and fall of the worlds first all-female wrestling show. A phenomenon that happened during the 1980’s.

Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake, a feature-length documentary by renowned filmmaker Adam Curtis which attempts to unravel the complex nuances surrounding crises which are happening all over the world, with a specific focus on Afghanistan and the reaction from western powers.   Certainly, in the west, pe[...]

McCullin

McCullin, a 2013 biographical documentary directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris about Don McCullin who is considered to be the greatest war photographer alive.   More than just a film about Don, this doc is a journey into the history of photojournalism through the eyes of McCullin. T[...]

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

Sport Presenter Stacy Peralta 2012
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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, a 2012 skateboarding documentary by the director of Dogtown and Z-boys Stacy Peralta.   The film follows the story of the Bones Brigade, a skateboarding team set-up in the early 1980's by George Powell and Stacy Peralta. By 1984 the team consisted of s[...]

Flight of the Butterflies

AnimalNature Presenter Megan Follows 2012 Unrated

Flight of the Butterflies, a 2012 nature documentary made by British filmmaker Mike Slee following millions of Monarch butterflies.   Monarch butterflies are a common sight in Canada and the United States during the Spring and Summer but where they spend the winter remains and mystery. Th[...]

Planet Ocean

AnimalNature Presenter Josh Duhamel 2012 Unrated

Planet Ocean, a 2012 nature documentary by French directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot which reveals with breathtaking cinematography the relationship between humans and the ocean.   The film lets the sheer beauty of nature do the talking, though it does have narration from a[...]

Russell Brand: From Addiction To Recovery

BiographyDrugs Presenter Russell Brand 2012 Unrated

British comedian Russell Brand is one of the most well-known celebrities to have survived a life-threatening heroin addiction.   This deeply personal documentary tells the story of Russell's addiction to recovery, how he managed to get clean, stay clean and turn his life completely ar[...]

The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation, a four-part health documentary series looking into the obesity crisis in the United States.   The film looks into all aspects of the problem from its root causes, symptoms and treatments. As well as providing on the ground research, "The Weight of the Nation[...]

97% Owned

97% Owned, a 2012 economics and finance documentary directed by Michael Oswald exploring the central banking system an money creation process from a perspective of the United Kingdom.   The documentary aims to explain some fundamentals about money. For while it is the driving force behind[...]

We're Not Broke

We're Not Broke: An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.   This documentary is directed by Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes and was released in 2012.

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream: documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (known for a whole host of documentaries including "Zero Day" (2016) and "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007)) investigating the massive wealth inequality across the world.   Apparently for s[...]

Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

Owned & Operated

Owned & Operated, a 2012 documentary directed by Relic looking at social interaction in the modern world and how this has allowed new methods of control to be unleashed on the human race.   Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Sho[...]

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

DrugsCrime Presenter Matthew Cooke 2012 Unrated

The 2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs documentary by American filmmaker and activist Matthew Cooke shows ten easy steps to making lots of money from illegal narcotics.   The documentary features a number of prominent people including, Wood Harrelson, 50 Cent and Marshall Mathers as wel[...]

The Untold History of the United States

SocietyHistory Presenter Oliver Stone 2012 Unrated

The Untold History of the United States, a 2012 documentary re-examining major political and military events in the United States through the 20th and 21st century in a way that the mainstream media did not cover.   The film is split into ten chapters starting with World War 2, offering a[...]

Amish: A Secret Life

Society Presenter Lindsay Duncan 2012 Unrated

Amish: A Secret Life: A 2012 BBC documentary which gives an intimate insight into the life of an Amish family from the ‘Old Order’ Amish community in Pennsylvania, their church forbids all technology. The filmmakers are granted the rare opportunity to enter the private lives of an Amish[...]

Drugs Inc: Alaska Heroin Rush

CrimeDrugs Presenter 2012 Unrated

Drugs, Inc. is an ongoing documentary series which runs on the National Geographic channel, it explores global narcotics production and trafficking and features interviews with drug dealers, smugglers, recreational drug users, drug addicts, and law enforcement officers. The series started in 2010 an[...]

Britain’s Gay Footballers

SexualitySport Presenter Amal Fashanu 2012 Unrated

In 1990 Justin Fashanu became the first British professional footballer to come out as gay whilst still playing football, the troubled striker would commit suicide just eight years later. No British footballer has come out as homosexual since, but there are said to be numerous gay players in the Eng[...]

The Alastair Campbell Diaries

Political Presenter 2012 Unrated

Alistair Campbell first made a name for himself as Fleet Street journalist for the Daily Mirror, the last remaining major national newspaper to support the Labour Party. He overcame alcoholism to work his way up to political editor and later switched newspapers and performed the same role for the no[...]

Ria: Diary of a Teen Transsexual

Sexuality Presenter 2012 Unrated

Sixteen-year-old Rihanna Cooper from Hull is just like most other British girls of her age, she drinks too much, is into casual sex, and has had her heart broken by handsome older men. But Rihanna’s real name is Bradley, and she isn’t really a girl. Bradley has been living as Rihanna sin[...]

The Hidden Art of Islam

ArtHistory Presenter Rageh Omaar 2012 Unrated

The Hidden Art of Islam, a 2012 documentary by British journalist Rageh Omaar exploring the cultural history of Islam through art.   Much of the artwork shown is located at the British Museum and paints a picture of the journey to Mecca, something forbidden to non-Muslims.