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Straight outta Teesdale, Addicted to Sheep is a farming documentary like you’ve never seen before
Sick of selling your soul and your sofa to endless boxsets of drug-manufacturing chemistry teachers and urban Mafiosi? Try one of these life-enriching documentaries instead
It’s cheesy, unrealistic, and predictable. But the plot’s underlying geography means Hollywood’s latest disaster blockbuster offers more than just fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled excitement
If you’ve ever had a vague unease about the social and environmental impacts of cheap clothing, it looks like you were right. This film lays them out for all to see
Trekking a thousand miles through the American wilderness may not be for everyone. But this film intimately reveals what happens when someone impulsively decides to do exactly that
After Bolivia declared animal circuses illegal, this documentary follows charity Animal Defenders International as it locates and rescues the remaining circus lions scattered across the country
Mixing dramatised reconstructions and original footage from the 1953 film The Conquest of Everest, as well as a large number of original photographs, this tells the story of the 1953 expedition principally from Ed Hillary’s point of view

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