Seven Life Changing Docs

Seven Life Changing Documentaries

Seven Life Changing Documentaries: To celebrate the release of HAIL SATAN? this Friday, 23 August in cinemas and on demand, we have compiled a list of seven documentaries that will make you question everything you know and want to change the world:

Hail Satan? (2019)

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, one of SeaWorld’s most famous captive Orca’s. Following several fatal incidents, this documentary explores the underlying problems within the sea-park industry and shows just how little we know about these incredibly intelligent creatures. Since this documentary’s release, changes are being made across the world to the capture and captivity of wild Orca’s. 

The True Cost (2015) 

Andrew Morgan’s ground-breaking documentary opens our eyes to the world behind the high-street. Whilst the price of clothing is decreasing rapidly, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost was filmed in countries worldwide and allows us to meet the people and see the places behind our clothes.  

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret 

Following Kip Andersen, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret uncovers one of the most damaging industries on our planet. This shocking yet entertaining documentary exposes the effects that large-scale farming has had on the planet around us, but offers a sustainable solution for our ever growing population. 

Knock Down The House (2019) 

Following four everyday American women as they go up against big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress. Knock Down The Houseinspires people from all walks of life to stand up for what they believe in. 

Paris Is Burning (1990)

Paris Is Burning follows a group a drag queens living in New York City and explores their ‘house’ culture. Houses provide a safe and supportive community for the flamboyant and often socially neglected performers. 

The Keepers (2017)

This Netflix docuseries investigates the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a cherished nun and Catholic high school teacher. Ryan White (director) attempts to reveal the truth about Cathy’s death through interviews with citizens, journalists, friends and family. 

One of the seven life changing documentaries, HAIL SATAN? is in cinemas and on demand from 23 August

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.