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This is where you go if you're after real stories that make you wonder, help you to learn or simply entertain. Discover great films and watch them whenever and wherever you want for a small monthly fee. It's where you'll find great untold stories, and where real life can be stranger than fiction. Choose from thousands of award-winning documentary movies and series.
For the first 30-day-free trial, I'd head for Honeyland, the most awarded film out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It's about the last female bee-hunter in Europe who must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. At first glance at the title, you'd think it's all about honey, but once you get into it, I have no doubt you'll be engaged by the beautiful story, amazing cinematography and more.
Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans in a village without roads, electricity or running water. The closest city is 4 hours walk away and life is heartbreakingly tough. Eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the city (4 hrs walk away), the arrival of the family upends her income. What started as a promise of change ends up in conflict, exposing the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability.
Rebel with a Cause, the Sam Simon Story was directed by actor, director and filmmaker Justin Baldoni, best known for appearing in Jane the Virgin as Jane's love interest, and for creating the documentary series My Last Days. Watch this doco to follow The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon's battle with terminal cancer and his unwavering devotion to animal rights.
The world was shaken and shocked by the news of Princess Diana's fatal car accident in Paris 23 years ago. The documentary Diana: The Night She Died highlights the failings of the early official investigation into the car accident and argues that evidence was covered up.
The Helper introduces you to the lives of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong who form an integral part of the city, empowering other women to return to the workforce after having a family. However, in addition to facing heart-breaking separation from their loved ones, they are often dismissed as second class citizens. The film aims to explore their stories of maternal sacrifice, while celebrating their tenacity and strength.
There's a world of reality to be explored on iwonder, so don't hesitate, because the truth is out there.