doc review

Doc-Review is a film review show that discusses the very best documentaries with film critics and socio-political analysts.


LA 92

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.


The Killing$ of Tony Blair

Ex-Labour and Respect MP George Galloway presents The Killing$ of Tony Blair, a documentary film which highlights Tony Blair's destruction of the Labour Party, his well-remunerated business interests, and the thousands of innocent people who have died following his decision to invade Iraq.


'I Am Not Your Negro,' a documentary film

I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House.

Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.


Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.

The documentary reveals the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.


American Anarchist

American Anarchist, directed by Charlie Siskel, tells the story of the notorious author behind the Anarchist Cookbook, William Powell.

The film argues that the publication of this book (1971), which sold over 2 million copies, has been associated with decades of violent anti-government attacks, abortion clinic bombings, school shootings and homegrown domestic terrorism.


Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea directed by Gianfranco Rosi looks at the European refugee crisis by contrasting the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of a Sicilian island with the everyday existence of the locals.


The documentary 13th

The documentary 13th sheds light on an inhumane clause in the 13th amendment of the United States constitution that essentially legalizes slavery through criminalization (though the 13th amendment outlawed slavery, it left a significant loophole).

Narrated by a diverse group of activists, lawmakers and social influencers, the film places a particular focus on the detrimental effects that the clause has had on the Black community, as well as how US corporations and multiple government administrations have had a hand in keeping the irrevocably damaging criminalization cycle alive in Black communities for decades.


(T)ERROR

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active Federal Bureau of Investigation counter-terrorism sting operation.

The film delves into the dark world of FBI informants, government surveillance, and counter-terrorism operations.


US on road to war with China

Multi-award winning director John Pilger asserts that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war.

Pilger’s film highlights US military aggression and serves as a subject for critique on American foreign policy. The film shows that the US has surrounded China with 400 military bases and implies that the US is hungry for war in order to justify its massive military expenditure.

Pilger says “the greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are in the northern hemisphere, on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China.”