From 'While We Watched' to 'Cinema Marte Dum Tak' and more, in this chapter of #BingeRewind, we look back at all the fascinating documentaries of 2023.
Do you think documentaries are only for nerds? Nope! They can be eye-opening, fascinating, and, occasionally, downright funny. In 2023, we enjoyed several captivating documentaries that held our attention. As we bid farewell to 2023, let's look at some of the most intriguing documentaries that not only highlighted important issues but also provided entertainment.
Here you go!
Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street- Netflix
Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street is a 2023 American true crime documentary series inspired by Jim Campbell's 2021 book, "Madoff Talks." The series explores Bernie Madoff's ascent to power. Through interviews with former employees, investigators, journalists, victims, whistleblowers, and Madoff's video depositions, it unravels Madoff’s disastrous Ponzi scheme.
Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld- Netflix
Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld is a 2023 Netflix documentary directed by Raaghav Dar and Francis Longhurst. It takes you through the confrontations between Mumbai Police and the Indian mafia, featuring figures like Dawood Ibrahim, Abu Salem, and others.
Cinema Marte Dum Tak- Amazon Prime Video
In Cinema Marte Dum Tak, Vasan Bala revives the legacy of pulp filmmakers in India. The documentary not only assists them in resuming their filmmaking journey but also delves into the lives and impact of these filmmakers and their movies in the Indian cinematic landscape.
The Romantics- Netflix
The Romantics delves into the vibrant and joyful realm of Bollywood romance, tracing the legacy of directors Yash and Aditya Chopra.
Cunk On Earth- Netflix
Cunk on Earth is a delightfully humorous documentary led by Philomena Cunk. With her sarcasm and wit, Cunk unravels the history of our greatest inventions as she asks some thought-provoking questions to experts about humanity's progress.
This docuseries, featuring exclusive footage, traces the extraordinary journey of football legend David Beckham. From Beckham’s modest origins to his becoming a global football icon, the documentary traces it all.
The Mother of All Lies
The Mother of All Lies is an Arabic documentary directed, written, produced, and edited by Asmae El Moudir. Moudir discovers her grandmother Zahra's strict prohibition on family photos. While looking for the truth of her family history, she also looks at the 1981 Casablanca bread riots that resulted in a tragic massacre.
While We Watched
"While We Watched" is a highly anticipated documentary in India. Led by renowned journalist Ravish Kumar, the film explores the decline of the news channel NDTV and the degrading political landscape of India.
Four Daughters compels Olfa Hamrouni to revisit the painful separation from her two daughters, Ghofrane and Rahma, who fell victim to religious radicalization and joined the Islamic State. Through the narratives of Olfa, Tayssir, and Aya, the documentary unravels the circumstances that led to this tragic event.