10.Under The Wire
In 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin and photographer, Paul Conroy arrived in Syria to tell the story of civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Some people might find this too harrowing for them but for me personally this is exciting, the final third of this documentary is utterly compelling and overall this is well – made and it actually pay respect to those people.
AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. Might not be as subtle and it can feel slightly controversial to some people, it also about racism which is really important and a sensitive matter to everyone and it is well – made and often moving documentary.
A chronicle of the enthralling, against all odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Generally thrilling and totally watchable documentary that is tense and totally unpredictable in this thought-provoking documentary, it also does hold your interested and the pacing is just right.
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Fascinating and it also drawn you in from start to finish in this wonderful documentary, it also watchable and it also insightful and you never know you would get into the coral aspect while you away.
Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time – lapse journey about the magical, mysterious, and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Eye catching and this is so interesting and it will draw you in from the first frame, it often moving and overall this is so memorable and it will wowed you as well.
The history and current standing of the Paralympic Game, which has grown to become the world’s third largest sporting event. Heart-breaking but inspirational documentary which is real and honest, it is character driven and their stories which is sincere and it is really moving and it will leave you a lasting impression on you, it not too sentimental and it doesn’t feel forced and overall you will enjoyed this.
Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. Too be honest with you the first time I watch this I thought wowed, I actually connect to this documentary as I got friends with similar disability, the first half is character driven and the second half is political and the pacing is just perfect and it gel together really well.
3.Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. A feel-good documentary which is uplifting and joyous, it also put a smile to people faces and it is inoffensive heart-warming and a really cute documentary, it also got a really good emotional aspect to this documentary and this is certainly memorable.
2.My Octopus Teacher
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. It is one of those documentary that made you feel relaxed, it is calming type of documentary that you needed and it is beautiful and the underwater aspect is absolutely amazing. It also eye catching and this is superbly made documentary and it is heartfelt at the same time.
1.The Eagle Huntress
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. With stunning scenery and it is feminism which is really important, it also life affirming and it about life, believe in yourself and chasing your dream which I personally connect to. I’m sure people will connect with this documentary and it is poignancy, sincere and it will touched people heart.
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We covered this topic on 21 October last year Mark. I guess my reply would have to be the same:
Now, you are in one of my favourite areas Mark. I like the look of My Octopus Teacher and Fantastic Fungi so they are to for me to watch. Some that I can highly recommend for you to watch are:
Searching for the Sugar Man – a great music story about an enigma.
The Spirit of 45 directed by Ken Loach – about the development of this country after the Second World War.
Errol Morris is one of the great documentary makers so any of his films, but particular favourites are Vernon Florida, the Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, and Tabloid. All strange human behaviour is here.
My personal favourite documentary is Crumb about the artist Robert Crumb. Strangest of Strange! Directed by Terry Zwigoff who also made Ghost World and Bad Santa.
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My Octopus Teacher and Fantastic Fungi are on Netflix and I see Searching For Sugarman as that is a really good documentary, I will definitely keeping my eyes on these documentaries as all of them sounded really interesting.