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Politics Documentaries
Discover stories about politics and current affairs from all over the globe that provide a greater understanding of the world around you.
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1945: The Year That Changed the World
1994: The Bloody Miracle
A Good American
Against the Elements
America's Guns: Arming Mexico's Cartels
American Anarchist
American Dharma
Anote's Ark
Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar
Battle for Britain's Heroes
Blood Brother
Brazil's President Vs The Amazon
Brides And Brothels: The Rohingya Trade
Chasing Asylum
Children of the Sex Trade
China: Spies, Lies and Blackmail
Church of Trump
Commander Arian
Coronavirus & Me
Crimea: Russia's Dark Secret
Enemies of the People
Enemy Within
For Sama
Goodbye Aleppo
Heart of Darkness: Return to the My Lai Massacre
Hong Kong's Crazy Rich and Mega Poor
Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries
How China Got Rich
Hungary: The Rebel Right of Europe
ISIS: Road to Radicalisation
iwonderWho - Katharina Gellein Viken & Charles Kriel (People You May Know)
iwonderWho - Tony Pua (The Kleptocrats)
Jihad Jane
King Bibi
Letter to the President
Maria Butina
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A
Miss Representation
Motley's Law
My Name is Salt
My Perestroika
Never Again: America's Battle of the Bullets
North Korea: The Death of Kim Jong-nam
Nowhere to Call Home
Out of the Ashes
Peace and War: The View from Russia
Peace Officer
People You May Know
Postcards from the 48%
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Rethinking Radicalisation
Reuters Report: 'We can't compromise on women's rights' - Malala
Reuters Report: Gender equality in the movie business
Reuters Report: Women's rights in a post-Covid world
Saudi's Crown Prince on Trial
Saudi's Freedom Test Drive
Saudi's Legacy of Fear
Saving Atlantis
Searching For Bill
Special Forces
Sri Lanka's New War
Straddling the Border
Taiwan: Spies, Lies & Cross Strait Ties
The Antechamber of Hell
The Boy Who Started The Syrian War
The Cost of War
The Fourth Estate
The Invisible War
The Kill Team
The Kleptocrats
The Most Dangerous Man in America
The Nuclear Requiem
The People Vs. America
The Real Inglorious Bastards
The Term: Opposing Putin
The Weekly
The Weekly: Baby Constantin
The Weekly: Balaraba
The Weekly: Collision
The Weekly: El Chapo’s Son - The Siege Of Culiacán
The Weekly: Fire And Water
The Weekly: Hard Left
The Weekly: Inauguration,Inc
The Weekly: Mr. Mcgahn
The Weekly: Open Arms
The Weekly: Rudy? Rudy?
The Weekly: Segregated City
The Weekly: The Blueprint
The Weekly: The End of the Line
The Weekly: The Endorsement
The Weekly: The Gallagher Effect
The Weekly: The Rabbit Hole
The World of Economics Explained: COVID-19 - Pandemics And Progress
This is Congo
Unfinished Revolution
Unquiet Graves
What Happened In Vegas
What's It Like to Catch Coronavirus?
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.