Documentaries To Watch During Quarantine

If you're sick of binge watcing all the shows on Netflix and Showmax, why not catch a few documentaries instead? This is the perfect way to stay in touch with the rest of the world while under lockdown.

Everything Must Fall

#FeesMustFall was a highlight of our lifetime, this was definitely one for the books. Follow as student leaders and students come together to fight for free education. When South Africa’s universities raised their fees, a wave of students took to the streets in opposition. Don’t miss this insightful and informative documentary.

Leaving Neverland

Now that you’re at home, you’ll have time to watch this documentary. Leaving Neverland is based on the life of Michael Jackson, revealing secrets that will have you on the edge of your seat. Make some hot tea or coffee, grab some snacks and get ready for this fascinating documentary.

Abducted In Plain Sight

A chilling documentary, Abducted In Plain Sight will have you screaming at your TV. This Netflix show is intense but a necessary watch. It is about the kidnapping of Jan Broberg in the small town of Idaho. We won’t give away any more details, you’ll have to watch it for yourself.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Get up close and personal with Nina Simone with this documentary, bringing you never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs. If you love music and the legendary Nina Simone, this one is for you.

How To Survive A Plague

This documentary serves as a reminder that tough times don’t last but tough people do. This is a riveting, powerful and inspiring story of the grassroots movement of activists who came together to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.

Paris Is Burning

Made in the late 1980s, this documentary chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Paris Is Burning is a culturally, historically and aesthetically significant must-watch.

Hoop Dreams

Are you a huge fan of basketball? Then this is just the documentary for you. This documentary follows the story of two high school students in Chicago with dreams of becoming professional basketball players. Hoop Dreams premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.