Lately, I have become very interested in documentaries (particularly those pertaining to Africa). I have compiled a list of my favourite ones (in no particular order) across a wide range of topics. Watching these documentaries have enabled me to understand the world a bit better & make connections between the past and the present. I personally found them quite fascinating and thought-provoking – I hope you do too.
Oil Crisis in the Niger Delta – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAgw_Zyznx0
Nigeria’s Codeine Crisis – https://youtu.be/-I_Lche2otU
Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYqrflGpTRE
Faces of Africa: Kwame Nkrumah – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMY0iTcspNA
Rape in South Africa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjNz8VrXFk&t=2172s
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man – https://youtu.be/G7Vlt41HPUE
The Cursed Twins of Madagascar – https://youtu.be/Srk7MugXR1Y
Uganda’s Moonshine Epidemic – https://youtu.be/zL3UHF5SlEU
The Rwandan Genocide – https://youtu.be/SW4pNA0UNO4
The Trouble with Aid – https://vimeo.com/81133030
A History of Nigeria – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgrVHrTvxC8&t=4829s
Street Life in Lagos – https://youtu.be/oyni7iI579Y
In addition to this list, I also highly recommend the Netflix Explained documentary series; it is short, informative and entertaining.
Let me know your favourite! Are there any documentaries that you would add to this list?