Documentaries I’ve Loved Recently

I am a sucker for a good documentary. From funny ones to serious ones to just down right weird ones; I love them and I love learning about different people, communities, events and places all over the globe. I think they’re important too and can really open your eyes to things you weren’t aware of and give you a much wider view of the world and everything in it. They help share the human experience on a massive scale and I love that. Today I wanted to recommend a couple of documentaries I’ve watched recently!

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Professor Green: Suicide and Me

Now whether you’re a Professor Green or rap fan or not (which I will confess, I am not) this documentary was fantastic. Despite not knowing a thing about the bloke, he gave a really touching account of his life and what he’s had to face, focusing on his father’s suicide and proceeds to bring light to the fact that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the U.K. A fact I’m sure only a tiny percentage of us knew. It’s a shocking statistic but one that we need to be made more aware of | Watch on BBC iPlayer

Kris: Dying To Live

Y’all must have heard of Kris Hallenga? Founder of Coppafeel, the charity designed to bring awareness to young women (and men) the importance of checking your boobs regularly and the realisation that breast cancer is not just an older woman’s disease. Kris was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer at just 23; the age I am now. This documentary follows her life and focuses on the incredible work she does for the charity. It also emphasises the importance of life and how precious it really is and this documentary is so damn important | Watch on BBC iPlayer

Stacey Dooley Investigates: World’s Worst Place to be a Woman?

Wow, this was so bloody shocking and eye-opening and I challenge any woman to watch this and not feel privileged as fuck afterwards for simply being able to get up in the morning and not have to worry about whether you’re going to get raped or killed today. Stacey Dooley travels to Honduras to find out what it’s really like to be a woman in the most dangerous city in the world. She meets a young girl who’s husband refused to let her leave and cut her feet off with a machete. A intensely powerful documentary | Watch on BBC iPlayer

 Have you seen any of these? Do you have any recommendations of your own? I’d love to hear them so leave me a comment and let me know!

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16 thoughts on “Documentaries I’ve Loved Recently

  1. Going Clear, a documentary film about Scientology has been my favourite documentary of the year, so much so, I’m still in open-mouthed awe at it. It’s long, but worth a shot.

  2. I really wanted to watch the documentary with professor green and even more so now. And I also now want to see Stacey Dooley’s documentary, Oh my god I cannot believe that girl’s horrible husband cut her feet off, that has made me feel sick. It’s easy to get wrapped up in our own little problems, it’s such an eye-opener seeing something like that, it makes me appreciate my life so much more.

    Great mini reviews 🙂

    Angelica x

    1. Professor Green’s was fab, really sad though and I know, Stacey Dooley is one BRAVE lady for investigating such dangerous places. It was absolutely shocking, what she discovered and that poor, poor girl xx

  3. Oooh I’ve not seen any of these yet! I will definitely get myself over to Iplayer and have a watch. I have heard so many good things about Professor Green’s documentary from people on both sides of the love him or not so much spectrum!
    I definitely want to see worst places to be a woman, I think we very easily forget how difficult some people have it in life.
    x

    1. If definitely doesn’t matter if you like him or not, it’s an amazing documentary! I don’t dislike him, I’m just not a fan of that sort of music! Stacey Dooley’s is AMAZING but completely horrifying. The justice system in Honduras is appalling xx

  4. I have a few recommendations:

    “In Football We Trust” (wise to note that this is in the film festival circuit right now)

    “Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama”

    “Linsanity” (available on Netflix)

    “Man On Wire” (available on Netflix)

    “Aka Dan” (available on YouTube)

    “Miss Representation” (available on Netflix)

    I’m big on documentaries and I have had the privilege of seeing a bunch more though the film festival organization that I work for.

    1. Ooh thank you so much for the recommendations! I’ll definitely take a look at some of these – especially the Netflix ones! That’s really cool that you work for a film festival organisation! xx

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