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Culture Documentaries
Enriching documentaries that feature cultures all over the world, famous and influential people, plus all kinds of art, film, and music.
Across ASEAN
All the Wild Horses
Ask The Sexpert
Auroville: On the path to Utopia
Barbecue
Basquiat: Rage to Riches
Beers Of Joy
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Cat Nation
China Love
Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum
City D.N.A.
Cooking with Nick Stellino Season 1
Cooking with Nick Stellino Season 2
Culinary China
Deciphering Indonesia
Diana: The Interview That Shocked The World
Dresscode: Bags
Dresscode: Beards
Dresscode: Casual Friday
Dresscode: Cheap Suit
Dresscode: Dealing with Doubts
Dresscode: Does this Suit Fit?
Dresscode: First Job First Suit
Dresscode: Formal Clothing Enhances Abstract Cognitive Processing
Dresscode: Going Tieless
Dresscode: Goldman Sachs – Investment Banking is Loosen the Dresscode
Dresscode: NAFTA
Dresscode: Outfit Basics in the Office
Dresscode: Pony Tail
Dresscode: Prince Charles
Dresscode: Shoes
Dresscode: Shorts
Dresscode: Socks
Dresscode: Style Icons
Dresscode: Style Rules are Written in Pencil, and Not in Ink
Dresscode: The Satorial Sins of Mark Zuckerberg
Dresscode: The White Shirt
Dresscode: Three Piece Suits
Dresscode: Trump's Tie
Dresscode: What Kind of Watch Goes With a Suit?
Dresscode: What to Wear On A State Visit
Dresscode: Who's Best Dressed at APEC?
Faces Places
Floyd on Italy
Floyd on Spain
Floyd Uncorked
Floyd's Fjord Fiesta
Floyd's India
Friedkin Uncut
Gaston Melies and His Wandering Star Film Company
Good Ol' Freda
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
League of Exotique Dancers
Lennon's Last Weekend
Letter to the President
Life in Movement
Living Dolls
Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A
Meet the Makers: The Ink Maker
Meet the Makers: The Paper Maker
Meet the Makers: The Silk Weaver
Meet the Makers: The Sword Maker
Meet the Makers: The Whisky Blender
Megalodemocrat: The Public Art Of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Mermaids
Monrovia, Indiana
Mugshot
My Calling: A Dance Mentor for the Slums
My Calling: A Pianist for Hope
My Calling: The Hipsters of Erbil
My Own Private Bollywood
Nepal: The Great Plunder
Now You Know: How dangerous are tattoes?
Now You Know: Why do we like music?
Now: In the Wings On A World Stage
Obey Giant
Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific
Original Copy
Rocking Cambodia: The Rise of a Pop Diva
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Scarlet Woman: The True Story of Mary Magdalene
Seasons at Terroir
Secret China
Shadowman
Shut Up & Play the Piano
Spookers
Still Tomorrow
Super Cool Wins In The End
Tapestry: Heart of ASEAN
The Art of the Steal
The Beatles, Hippies and Hells Angels: Inside The Crazy World Of Apple
The Crusades: An Arab Perspective
The Eyes of Orson Welles
The Game
The Genius of Roald Dahl
The Insufferable Groo
The Liberators
The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women
The Philippines' Baby Factory
The Real Sherlock Holmes
The White Mughal: A Story In Art
The World of Economics Explained: What is German beer purity law?
This is Rock Bitch
Try This! Ackee with Salt Fish, Jamaica
Try This! American Breakfast, USA
Try This! Amok Trey, Cambodia
Try This! Aztec Soup, Mexico
Try This! Bacalao Al Pil Pil, Spain
Try This! Badrijani, Georgia
Try This! Beef Tapa, Philippines
Try This! Black Pepper Pork Dosa, India
Try This! Cataplana Mar E Terra, Portugal
Try This! Ceviche De Pescado, Peru
Try This! Chicken Tikka Masala, Britain
Try This! Coq Au Reisling, Luxembourg
Try This! Egusi With Spinach and Turkey, Nigeria
Try This! Empanada Saltina, Argentina
Try This! Gaeng Kua Gai, Thailand
Try This! Gheymeh Bademjan, Iran
Try This! Herring in a Fur Coat, Russia
Try This! Hungarian Beef Goulash, Hungary
Try This! Izmir Koftesi, Turkey
Try This! Kohlrabi Curry, Sri Lanka
Try This! Koshary, Egypt
Try This! Lamb Tagine With Prunes, Morocco
Try This! Lule Kebab, Armenia
Try This! Mish Mash, Bulgaria
Try This! Mousse De Maracuja, Brazil
Try This! Noodles with Mince Beef, China
Try This! Papaya Salad, Laos
Try This! Pastel De Chaiba, Chile
Try This! Plantains with Beef, Columbia
Try This! Pork Belly with Mussel Salad, France
Try This! Roast Elk, Norway
Try This! Ropa Vieja, Cuba
Try This! Salmon Avocado Poppy Seed Bagel, Australia
Try This! Salzburg Bierfleisch, Austria
Try This! Sandwich with Grilled Mackerel, Ireland
Try This! Sayur Lodeh, Indonesia
Try This! Sheep Cheese Dumplings, Slovakia
Try This! Shoulder of Lamb in Red Wine Sauce, Greece
Try This! Tabouleh, Lebanon
Try This! Tantan Ramen, Japan
Try This! Tortelloni with Ragout, Italy
Try This! Zignie, Eritrea
Try This! Zurcher Geschetzeltes, Switzerland
Try This! Zurek, Poland
Under The Influence
Well Groomed
Winston Churchill: Blood, Sweat and Oil Paint
The popularity of true crime documentaries is on the rise
Whenever a major crime or scandal emerges and rocks the world, there’s one thing you can be sure of–there will be documentaries made about it sooner or later. Whether it’s about murder, violence, embezzlement, heists, or other forms of crime, true crime documentaries stand the test of time, with our morbid fascination for them lasting for generations.

Interestingly, one of the largest demographics of true crime fans are young women. Some experts have speculated that the reason for this is tied to human psychology. Michael Mantell, founding chief psychologist for the San Diego Police Department, states that “women fear being crime victims more than men do”, which makes them more interested in learning how to avoid becoming a victim. “For some, it’s a method to ‘feel like’ they have control over a given situation, though they often don’t.”

The true crime documentary experience is more immersive
True crime fans often find themselves deeply vested in the story. They observe investigators as they discover clues at a crime scene and piece information together, they watch prosecutors and criminal lawyers battle it out in sensationalised courtroom scenes, and they form their own theories about what may or may not have happened, regardless of an official verdict.

This journey leads them to discuss and pick apart the crime and its investigation long after the case has closed, debating with themselves and others on whether justice was served and what could have been done differently. True crime fans are a more active audience, often reading more about additional clues or theories after watching a true crime documentary title or series.

Types of true crime documentaries
Depending on the topic, true crime documentaries often focus on different angles. Unsolved mysteries typically focus on the victim, such as The Mystery of JonBenet, the unsettling story of the 6-year-old who was found dead in her own home. Another example is The Teacher’s Wife, which investigates the disappearance of Lyn Dawson and how two coroners concluded that her husband murdered her, but he was not prosecuted at the time. Some other popular documentaries focus on the criminal, such as Aileen Wuornos. The documentary Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer takes viewers through Aileen’s violent childhood and how she evolved into becoming a hitchhiking prostitute turned serial killer.

But not all true crime documentaries are about homicide and disappearance. Some also delve into intense corporate or political scandals, such as The Kleptocrats, which covers the story behind the world’s largest white-collar heist, where billions of dollars are embezzled from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund and end up lining the pockets of the Prime Minister and his inner circle, while also flowing into New York and Hollywood, used to court A-list celebrities and fund Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Check out the full iwonder true crime collection today
The collection also features a wide range of documentaries covering scandals and conspiracies about lesser-known topics, like Kids for Cash, which uncovers a shocking judicial secret in America where children are sent to for-profit detention centres without counsel or being advised of their rights, Hooligan Sparrow which follows activist Ye Haiyan as she seeks justice for 6 schoolgirls who were sexually abused by their principal, and many more interesting true crime documentary titles.