If you enjoy a good documentary, here are seven of the best docuseries to get stuck into this week.
1.Genius of the Modern World
If you enjoy diving into history, this documentary will offer you lots of entertainment and a wealth of information. The BBC production looks into the geniuses that drove the developments of the world as we know it. This docu-series is the perfect mix of history and science; telling the stories of the world’s most powerful men.
2.Genius of the Ancient World
For the many obsessed with the past, this docuseries offers answers on how mankind found its way to where we are today. A BBC production, the series delves into what was many years ago; looking into human ambition, religion and the dynamics of life. Presented by Bettany Hughes, the audience goes on a journey into the past; igniting one’s curiosity to examine why were are and think how we do.
3. 7 Up South Africa
This docu-series is an interesting expose on the racial dynamics in a post-Apartheid South Africa. The different difficulties that the seven participants face are laid bare for the audience to indulge in the sad facts that class, race, and everything that comes with being on the wrong side of these facets of the thing we call life. It follows the lives of a young group of South Africans and catches up with them every 7 years, exposing how they fair. It is an emotional, yet intriguing production, definitely worth watching.
4. Men Who Built America
Jump into a bit of history and learn about the men who made history. Whether you recognize the sheer power of some of America’s biggest names or are completely enthralled by their ability to earn millions; this docuseries is definitely worth watching.
5. We Were Here
According to Cinedigm, David Weissman’s WE WERE HERE revisits the San Francisco of the ’80s and ’90s, using the city’s experience with AIDS to open up a conversation about both the history of the epidemic and the lessons to be learned from it. A look back at the misconceptions of the AIDS pandemic, and well as the stories of those who lived through it; this documentary is a reflection on humanity’s uprising against what was once known as the world’sd deadliest disease.
6. Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator and the host of the National Geographic FOX production, Cosmos: Possible Worlds. The production looks into the fragility of life and the intertwined nature of all living matter on Earth. For those interested in the extraterrestrial, the living and the dead, this docuseries is a must watch.
7. Andrew Marr – History of the World
From the time of hunter-gatherers to the modern age, Andrew Marr recounts the history of the World. A BBC Documentary production, the docuseries takes the audience from Egypt to China in a quest to discover the history of the World.