As 2017 comes to a close, we're looking back to some of our favourites from the past year, from the timely and urgent to the inspirational and uplifting.
Catch the docs you missed. Rewatch the ones you loved.
Narrated by Daisy Ridley and set against the breathtaking landscape of the Mongolian Altai mountains, The Eagle Huntress tells the story of one 13 year old girl and her quest to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family.
Directed by Academy Award-nominated Steve Cantor, Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.
I Am Not Your Negro
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck reimagines James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, with this radical and incendiary examination of race in America, connecting the narratives of past and present.
letters from baghdad
Explorer, writer and spy Gertrude Bell shaped the modern Middle East, becoming one of the most important women in the British Empire. Letters From Baghdad tells her dramatic but little known story.
City of Ghosts
A handful of anonymous Syrian activists banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014 under the name ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.’ City of Ghosts tells their story.
The captivating story behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission, the twin spacecrafts which revolutionized our understanding of our own solar system.
Best of DocHouse 2017
Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.