5 Rainy Day Documentaries

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With all this rain about in Sydney I’m feeling a little bit like Phyllis from The Office and “just want to curl up with a good book” but instead of a book I like to watch documentaries and these are some oldies but goodies that I thought I’d share with you.

Sooo first up…

Fed Up


Fed Up focuses on America’s obesity epidemic and the increasingly large quantities of sugar in processed foods. Now most of us know that processed foods are loaded up in sugar but it is the next generation that have been born into this processed world that are indifferent to foods that are marketed to them as healthy but are really pack full of sugar.

Being Elmo


Sunny Days, sweepin’ the clouds away….
That is exactly how I would describe this doco! Just a man and his love of puppets and making children smile everyday.
Being Elmo is the story of the heart and soul behind one of the most beloved characters that we all grew up with and how he came to be.

Bill cunningham


This doco has been around for quite sometime but it’s still a really great documentary if you like human interest stories (which I DO!)
This documentary is all about one extraordinarily cheerful veteran and New York City fashion photographer, Mr Bill Cunningham. Throughout the film we follow him through the streets of New York seeing what he sees and seeing what makes a “good” photograph. 


This one isn’t for the faint hearted and animal lovers you might find this one hard to deal but it is still a very interesting watch. This documentary focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca or Killer Whale involved in the deaths of three individuals, Sea World’s decision to not disclose these events to future employees and orca trainers and also the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity. If you’re interested here is some of the impacts this film had on not only Sea World but other organisations.



In 2007, director John Maloof, on a whim won a cardboard box full of film paraphernalia at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change his life for good. The film documents how Maloof discovered her work and, after her death, uncovered her life as a nanny and a photographer in Chicago through interviews with people who knew her.

You can view all her photos here too.


That’s my recommendations but I’m always on the look out for new docos to watch so I’d love your recommendations!!!

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