Category: documentaries

  • ‘The Hunting Ground’ – a documentary that is hard to watch, but essential viewing

    Released in 2015, ‘The Hunting Ground’ is now almost 10 years old, and one of the depressing things you realize as you watch this documentary in 2024 is that it feels like very little has changed. If you live in the USA, this is a documentary that you must watch. It’s powerful, unsettling, and essential…

  • ‘I Am Big Bird’ is a quirky & heartwarming documentary that you should watch

    Most of us are familiar with the Big Bird character from the popular kids tv show ‘Sesame Street’, but very few of us know anything about the person inside the Big Bird costume. That person was called Caroll Spinney, and the documentary ‘I Am Big Bird’ provides a wonderful insight into this fascinating man. If…

  • ‘Everybody Street’ is a celebration of everyday life in New York

    Sometimes, the best documentaries are the simplest – the ones which remind us how amazing everyday life can be. That’s exactly how we feel about the 2013 documentary ‘Everybody Street’. This documentary follows a number of photographers based in New York, highlighting their processes and what inspires them about the city. Director Cheryl Dunn takes…

  • Between the Folds – where to watch this documentary online and why it’s worth watching

    Between the Folds is a 2008 documentary directed by Vanessa Gould. Here is some information about where to watch it online, and why we think it’s worth watching:   What’s the documentary about? The film explores the art and science of origami, the ancient Japanese paper-folding craft. Through interviews with origami artists, mathematicians, and scientists,…

  • The House I Live In

    “The House I Live In” is a documentary film directed by Eugene Jarecki, released in 2012. The film critically examines the impact of the War on Drugs in the United States. Through a series of interviews with individuals across different societal strata, including law enforcement, inmates, and academics, the documentary sheds light on the disproportionate…

  • Best documentaries about coffee

    For coffee enthusiasts and curious minds alike, documentaries about coffee provide a rich blend of culture, history, and social impact. Here’s a guide to some of the best coffee documentaries, featuring sections on “Hot Coffee” and “Connected by Coffee.” 1. “Hot Coffee” (2011): We’ll start with a bit of a curveball – directed by Susan…

  • Best documentaries ever made

    Documentaries have the incredible power to transport audiences into the depths of real-life stories, shedding light on untold narratives, social issues, and extraordinary individuals. Over the years, filmmakers have crafted masterpieces that not only entertain but also educate and inspire. In this exploration, we delve into a selection of some of the best documentaries ever…

  • The best documentaries about water

    Water, essential to life, has become a critical and complex topic. Documentaries on this subject shed light on environmental issues, corporate practices, and the global water crisis. Here’s a guide to some of the best documentaries about water, featuring notable sections on “Tapped,” “Last Call at the Oasis,” and “The Devil We Know.” 1. “Tapped”…