Upcoming must-watch documentaries, 2019
The gloss of tearjerking Hollywood drama has faded, now making room for more exciting, raw films showing life at its most authentic. Bookmark these upcoming documentaries to get your heart racing
Tracy Edwards made history in 1989 as she led the first all-female crew past the finish line of the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
At a time in history when women were relegated to the kitchen, both at sea and at home, Edwards put everything on the line to fulfil the dream she knew she was born to pursue.Read more ...
On Sunday 24 February 2019, Free Solo won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The National Geographic film follows Alex Holland, a free solo climber who scaled El Capitan in Yosemite Park with no ropes.
You know how the film is going to end, but Free Solo comes alarmingly close to Honnold's process, giving a rounded understanding of the athlete as a person.
Since its major win, Free Solo is returning to select cinemas – see it on the biggest screen you can find.Read more ...
Travelling to the deepest depths of the sea, filmmaker Rob Stewart fights for the survival of sharks around the world – under threat by political corruption that destructs their habitat.
While a film that sees a man swimming alongside sharks usually inspires fear, Sharkwater Extinction investigates more dangerous waters by exposing the illegal fishing trade.Read more ...
Like Gravity but underwater, your worst nightmare but in real life – Last Breath zeroes in on a commercial diver who has to navigate 30 minutes underwater with only five minutes worth of oxygen.
It's worth noting that the film is being distributed by the same studios as Free Solo and Maiden – don't sleep on these heart racing, truly blood pumping stories.Read more ...
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