Films may be the stories inspired by life, but documentaries are life. They are not something spiced up for our entertainment, they are not full of characters that were specifically drawn up to be loved by us, they don’t try to tone down the reality of the story to suit the comfort of the audience. They show reality from every angle, telling the stories of real people, without make-up, without touch-ups. Real stories of real people. They can be hard-hitting, opening up the harshest truths of humanity, laying them bare in front of the world that’d rather turn its back on the problem than produce a plausible solution. Other times, they can be fun and entertaining and something that just pokes at you to be the same.
They can be the tales of horror and dread, they can be the source of inspiration and perseverance. They can strengthen our already cemented beliefs, or completely shatter them, prodding us to widen the horizons of our minds. In any case, documentaries are great. This year looks good as some promising projects are on the horizon. Of the myriad of these, the following is the list of the upcoming new documentaries that are coming out in 2019. We hope of that these latest documentaries are as soon as some of the recent ones.
14. Untouchable (2019)
The last couple of years were a time full of upheavals in Hollywood. The movements for equality in pay and the revealing of sexual assaults by some big names changed the course for the best. Harvey Weinstein was one of the biggest names in Hollywood until this wave came along. He became the perfect example of “the bigger they are, the harder they fall”, and now, almost everyone knows his whole story, thanks to the massive media coverage. However, if you still have any questions about what he actually did and what’s happened to him now, this is the documentary you should watch.
13. Ask Dr Ruth (2019)
Ruth Westheimer is best known for being a sex therapist, but that is not the only thing that defines her life. In fact, it is just a very small part of what people know about her. Born in Nazi Germany and losing her parents to Holocaust, Ruth had a life that only a character of some adventure film can have. From her escape from Germany to her training as a sniper to her finally settling down with a career in sex therapy, Dr Ruth’s story has a lot to tell.