I definitely enjoyed the new Stephen Fry narrated Netflix documentary Dancing With The Birds. Though mainly for the stunning images of the beautiful birds of paradise. I couldn’t help but appreciate the moments the film made me realise just how much humans and birds actually have in common, especially when trying to attract a mate.
The only downside of Dancing With The Birds for me is how the whole experience felt oddly unfinished. Perhaps because I’m used to a more thorough telling of an animal / bird / nature story – as per the works of Sir David Attenborough. Whereas Dancing With The Birds focuses purely on the mating rituals / dance routines of some of planet Earth’s most stunning birds of paradise.
Don’t get me wrong, the dance rituals are definitely something to see. So much so that they had me thinking that I really could probably do with sharpening my own dance skills. Probably.
Watch Dancing With The Birds for the truly stunning images and for the similarities between us and those with feathers, wings and the gift of flight.
Starring female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori Kon, Little Miss Sumo is a new Matt Kay directed documentary about fighting tradition.
Knowing that existing rules require Hiyori to retire at 21, undeterred, she takes on the task of confronting obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to help change Japan’s national sport forever…
‘…until the third grade, I never lost a match, not even against the boys.’
I want to learn more about Hiyori’s life in Japan and the existing arguments against a women’s competition. Arguments I expect are in no way justified.
Fingers crossed for an ending with a fair amount hope for existing and future aspiring female sumo wrestlers.
Based on the autobiography by twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. Tell Me Who I Am is the story of what Marcus did at 18 years of age, when he was faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemma being whether he should tell his twin brother the horrific truth about his life after losing most of his memory in the wake of a motorcycle accident, or decide to make up a whole new idilic one.
A result of director Ed Perkins’s working with the Lewis brothers Tell Me Who I Am promises an extraordinary story of love, memory, trauma, personal responsibility…
I need to know how Marcus came to the conclusion that lying to his brother was the best option. Misguided good intentions – and perhaps guilt had a little something to do with it.
Marcus was only 18 when he told the lie, Only if he hadn’t waited decades to spill the truth. This should be interesting.
Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, The Great Hack is the new Netflix documentary about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A documentary that will examine the scandal through the roles of several affected persons.
Featured individuals include Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser, Julian Wheatland…
‘Data is the most valuable asset on earth‘
I’ve probably heard someone say those precise words before but I’m not sure it really sank in. That’s likely because the words weren’t accompanied by what sounds like a soundtrack inspired by Composer Hans Zimmer’s brilliant work on Inception (2010).
I say all that to say, I’m interested to see how the documentary will be concluded. I want o know the solutions and how quickly they’re likely to become a reality. I also just want to know if I really will be shocked by the extent of the surveillance.
Into The Inferno is the latest Netflix documentary from writer / director Werner Herzog; one about exploring the active volcanoes of the world…
Volcanoes are dangerous, yes. But they’re also incredibly beautiful and that’s why I have to watch and marvel at earth’s beauty from the comfort of a warm seat. Science isn’t a strength, so maybe I’ll learn a thing or ten as well.