Politics Documentaries

16 Acres
This alternately amusing and heartbreaking documentary coherently chronicles the endles process of rebuilding Ground Zero.

The 43
An exploration into the disappearance of 43 students who were abducted from a Mexican college in 2014. Since their disappearance, the students have yet to be found and it has shaken a community.

Assassins
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon Un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the centre of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination.

Best of Enemies
In 1968, ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal hold a series of riveting, nationally televised debates that usher in a new era of public discourse and pundit TV.

Bobby Kennedy for President
This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanised his movement and made him a controversial global icon.

Britain's Most Historic Towns
In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns.

Brothers on the Line
An acclaimed documentary feature exploring the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers - Walter, Roy, and Victor - prolific labor statesman whose social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers union, transformed the landscape of a nation.

Collective
Journalists uncover health care fraud in the wake of a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania, in 2015.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.

The Dissident
An investigation into the assassination of Saudi Arabian writer and Washington Post  columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. 

Dying To Tell
War reporters, including several Pulitzer prize winners, talk candidly about the traumas they have witnessed, the fear they've experienced, and the losses they can never recover from as they risk their lives to keep the world informed.

Face to Face
Series of interviews from the late 1950s and early 1960s, with leading personalities of the day.

The Family
Investigative journalists expose The Family, a Christian fundamentalist organisation quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

For Sama
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Get Me Roger Stone
Roger Stone, known as a master in the dark arts of politics, plants the seeds that allow businessmen and moguls such as Donald Trump to enter the political arena and upend the establishment.

The Great Hack
The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

How to Win the US Presidency
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the roll of money, religion and even ancient Rome on Presidential campaigns.

HyperNormalisation
Our world is strange and often fake and corrupt. But we think it’s normal because we can’t see anything else. HyperNormalisation - the story of how we got here.

I Am Greta
Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate as her question was, if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school? Within months, her strike evolved into a global movement as the quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist.

I, Dolours
Dolours Price was one of very few women who rose to the top of the IRA and who was involved in bombings during the Troubles in the 1970s.

JFK: The Making of a President
Explore how John F. Kennedy's worldview was influenced by his younger years, when he endured poor health, family tragedy and a demanding father.

Knock Down The House
A young bartender, a coal miner's daughter, a grieving mother and a registered nurse build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history.

Limited Partnership
A look at the love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married.

The Look of Silence
A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

MLK/FBI
Based on newly declassified files, the film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
This examination of the duties of the press in an age of inequality delves into the trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media. The duel pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press and raised questions about how big money can silence the media.

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre
In 1974, while on the way home from a gig, the apolitical rock group, fell into the crosshairs of a Protestant unionist paramilitary group that planted explosives on their bus when it was stopped at a fake checkpoint.

ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
Concerned by a rising rock-n-roll influence on a growing liberal fanbase, President Nixon invited Johnny Cash to the White House to solidify his base in the traditionally more conservative genre of country music. What Cash did instead was subversive and surprised everyone.

ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff
The violent political suppression of the roots reggae movement in Jamaica told through an investigation into Jamaican politics and the CIA's involvement in the mysterious shooting of Bob Marley.

Reversing Roe
Filmmakers expose a decades-long political campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade using interviews with abortion rights supporters and opponents.

The Square
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
Thatcher's inner circle discuss how she managed to overcome her outsider status to become a key political figure in Britain, at a time of great social and economic upheaval.

Weiner
A jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the attempted comeback of Anthony Weiner in 2013 as he mounts a campaign for New York City mayor in the wake of his sexting scandal. Featuring unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign.

The White Helmets
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Who Killed Malcolm X?
Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
A civil rights movement erupts in the Ukraine after a peaceful student protest quickly morphs into a violent revolution.

Wormwood
Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris' legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States' darkest secrets.

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