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!
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