Politics Documentaries
Discover stories about politics and current affairs from all over the globe that provide a greater understanding of the world around you.
1945: The Year That Changed the World
A Song Called Hate
America's Army: Inside The World's Most Powerful Military Force
American Anarchist
American Dharma
Bureau 39: Kim's Cash Machine
Can Art Stop A Bullet
Chasing Asylum
Chechnya: War Without Trace
Children of the Sex Trade
China's 3 Dreams
China's New Silk Road
China: The Corrupt Republic
CIA vs KGB: Battleground Berlin
Cold War Secrets: Stealing The Atomic Bomb
Commander Arian
Coronavirus & Me
Death In Leon
Did COVID Leak From A Lab?
Emperor Putin
Exiled: The Rohingyas
First Lady Of The Revolution
Generation Utoya
Guns In The USA: Child's Play?
Hotel for Refugees
How China Got Rich
How To Start A Revolution
I Will Be Murdered
Imminent Threat
Inside Belarus: Putin's Puppet Regime
Inside The Russian Info War Machine
ISIS: Road to Radicalisation
iwonderWho - Katharina Gellein Viken & Charles Kriel (People You May Know)
iwonderWho - Tony Pua (The Kleptocrats)
Kim Jong Un: The Man Who Rules North Korea
MMA: Fighters Of The Extreme
Motley's Law
My Enemy, My Brother
My Year with Helen
Nisman: The Prosecutor, The President and The Spy
Nuclear Meltdown: Minutes from Disaster
On The Line
Peace Officer
Post Truth Times
Red Lines
Rohingyas: Workings Of A Crime
Russia's Cyber Army
Searching For Bill
Shadow Game
Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up
Songs Of War: Music As A Weapon
Special Forces
System Error
Taiwan vs China: A Fragile Democracy
The Asian Century
The Banksy Job
The Bright Side: Feel Good About Famine
The Bright Side: Killings Over
The Bright Side: Poverty, What Poverty?
The Bright Side: The Literacy Revolution
The Bright Side: Toilets Save Lives
The Cost of War
The Farewell Case: The KGB Double Agent
The Kleptocrats
The Real Inglorious Bastards
The Spy Inside
The Trial Of Ratko Mladic
The World of Economics Explained: Chronicle of a crash of the Bubble
The World of Economics Explained: COVID-19 - Pandemics And Progress
The World of Economics Explained: How unified is Germany really?
The World of Economics Explained: The ECB
The World of Economics Explained: What is a bubble?
The World of Economics Explained: What is a trade war?
The World of Economics Explained: What is Gross Domestic Product?
The World of Economics Explained: What is Lobbyism?
The World of Economics Explained: What is protectionism?
The World of Economics Explained: What is the Schengen Agreement?
This is Congo
UN: Impunity For All
USA: Being Poor In The World's Richest Country
USA: Climate Wars
USA: On The Brink
What's It Like to Catch Coronavirus?
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny
You See Monsters
Why watch political documentaries or world affairs documentaries?
Political and world affairs documentaries have been popular for a very long time. As the world grows more and more interconnected, international politics and topics of global interest become more and more intertwined. Consequently, more people have become interested in learning about political developments in various countries, not just in their own home countries.

Politics and world affairs documentaries tell us about the people who are making laws and policies that affect all of us. Keeping up to date with past and current developments can affect how we view the world, and help us become more informed global citizens and voters in our own countries. This in turn can help inspire change in us or younger generations, paving the way for more people who want to get involved in politics and changing the world.

Political documentaries shine light on little-known or overlooked topics
Many political documentaries are made by brave whistleblowers and filmmakers who piece together undercover footage and anonymous interviews to help expose secrets that governments, rulers, or large corporations try to keep buried. Documentaries about politics and world affairs are one of the most versatile, as they are often linked to issues within our society, or are about crimes committed by or against famous politicians, or can be linked to environmental policies set by our governments.

As the title implies, No Stone Unturned is an investigative political documentary which examines the massacre of six men, gunned down in a local pub in Northern Ireland while watching a World Cup match. While this may seem like an ordinary crime documentary, the mysterious circumstances of the massacre such as the gunmen being members of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the fact that no one has been charged, and the British government being accused of covering up the murders, suggests that this is a documentary with deeper political connotations.

Another documentary to take note of is Crimea: Russia’s Dark Secret. This harrowing documentary explores the plight of Crimean Muslim Tatars. Since the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, the Russian authorities have grown increasingly hostile towards the Muslim Tatar community, with incidents of intimidation, aggression, disappearances, and even alleged murder on the rise.

Check out a full selection of documentaries about politics and world affairs
Our iwonder selection contains titles about politicians, governments, and various kinds of world affairs. Some of the political documentaries about more prominent politicians are King Bibi, which chronicles the rise of long-standing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and North Korea: The Death of King Jong-nam, the investigation into the murder mystery behind the shocking assassination of Kim Jong-nam, who had reportedly begged his younger half-brother to spare his life.

For learning more about world affairs, Chasing Asylum utilises unprecedented material from Australia’s offshore detention camps that detail the appalling living conditions for detainees seeking asylum, bringing together the faces and voices systematically impacted, but locked out, of Australian border protection. On the other side of the world, Redneck Revolt documents how hate crimes are set to rise for the third year in a row, as white nationalists march become increasingly violent, and left-wing activists prepare to hit back.

Start watching today to learn more about politics and the world around you.