Have a DocPlay account but don’t know what to watch? Here’s our guide to the best new documentaries on the platform this month.
Ferrari – 312B
Described as a must-see for motorheads, this documentary looks at the history of the Ferrari 312B, which changed Formula One racing forever.
The Soviet Union
This three-part series, as timely as ever, explores the history and legacy of the Soviet Union, from its genesis in 1922 to its fall in 1991.
In 1945, the US firebombed Tokyo, destroying a quarter of the city and killing 100,000 people. Now, in a society rapidly forgetting, three elderly survivors fight to leave behind a public record of their experiences before they pass away.
The Thief Collector
Thirty years after a Willem de Kooning original was sliced from its frame and stolen from an Arizona museum, the painting worth $160 million was found in a small New Mexico town. And that’s just the beginning of this stranger-than-fiction yarn about a pair of self-proclaimed ‘masters of victimless crimes’.
Three-part thriller. Fuelled by unexplained illnesses, lost evidence, mysterious cargo, and a missing black box, the 1992 crash of an Israeli Boeing 747 into an apartment building in Amsterdam remains a three-decades-old mystery.
The Corridors of Power
Oscar-nominee Dror Moreh interrogates the consistent failure of US foreign policy to challenge genocide, using interviews with heavyweight politicians and diplomats.
What Sir Edmund Hillary did in conquering Everest, Sir Hekenukumai Busby has done in reclaiming the lost art of traditional Māori voyaging, sailing the vast Pacific navigating by the stars.
A family of five attempt a dramatic journey from North Korea to freedom, painting a devastating portrait of life under an oppressive regime. Packed with hidden camera footage and remarkable testimony, director Madeleine Gavin’s prize-winning documentary is consistently gripping and totally unforgettable.