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THE MUST WATCH Documentaries Of 2020 So Far (and some to look forward to)!

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We're a few months in to 2020 and for so many people I'm sure that it's going to be remembered as a really hard one... and although I'm not so sure how to help exactly, we have had a really nice response to 'Our Friday Film Pics' that we've been posting each and every week across our social media. So, seeing as it's Friday, we wanted to put together a completely fresh list of 'Must Watch Docs' for everyone to watch, which includes a few to look forward to that aren't yet released and some incredible short films as well! We'll be sure to keep this post updated as the year goes on and great new docs are released, but we hope there's enough in here (from plastic pollution and fast fashion, to climate change and everything else in between!) to help keep you inspired and entertained.


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The Story Of Plastic

The Plastic Nile

Releasing In June

Plastic Wars

Paradise Island

Microplastic Madness

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H20: The Molecule That Made Us

Watch On PBS (US Only)

Spaceship Earth

Watch On Hulu (US Only)

After Truth: Disinformation And The Cost Of Fake News

Watch On HBO (US Only)

The Great Green Wall

Run For The Arctic

District 15

Billion Pound Fish

Project Hiu

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Jane Goodall: The Hope

Akashinga: The Brave Ones

Into The Fire

Last Wild Places: Ibera

The Lost Forest

Still Human

An Unfinished Symphony

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Now x Slow Fashion

The Clothes We Wear

The World's Most Polluted River

Radical Climate Change Movement Or Rational Protest?

Why It’s Time For Sustainable Business: Rethinking Growth


Tomatoes And Greed – The Exodus Of Ghana's Farmers

South Africa’s Female Park Rangers

A Poisoned Legacy - The Bhopal Disaster

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Voices On The Road

A Trade In Fake Orphans Is Being Driven By Western Donations

Saving The Amazon: The Fight To Preserve The World's Largest Tropical Rainforest

The Coal War: Germany Is Shutting Down It's Coal Industry For Good

Reusing Stormwater Could Save You Money


Fighting Fire With Fire: How Aboriginal Fire Management Could Save Our Bushland

Living Through Australia’s Black Summer: Fire Country

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Dirty Streaming: The Internet's Big Secret

Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters

Malaysia's Underground Skin Trade

Crisis In New Delhi: Earth's Most Polluted City

They Risk Their Lives - Himalayas

Wildlife Warriors - The Tough Fight Against The Extinction Of Endangered Species

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