This playlist charts the history and development of the documentary genre from the 70s to the present day, forming an exciting selection of work which every factual film lover should see. The films and series have been chosen for their overall excellence and showcase the work of British and international directors. They’re films that have acted as a catalyst for change, that have sparked strong reactions, broken new ground or reflected the complexities of our social, political or natural world. The Grierson Trust has released a list of must see documentaries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards. For a complete list see here.
Carol Nahra, Royal Holloway, University of London and London College of Communication
- Film studies
documentaries, storytelling, Grierson Trust