Documentaries about history are a way to learn from the past so we can forge a brighter future. While you’re waiting for Die Willie Die, the #1 must-watch documentary about healing the Black family from multigenerational trauma, there are a number of fascinating documentaries to watch in the meantime. Here are five incredible documentaries about history.
1. Miles Davis: The Birth Of The Cool
With never-before-seen footage and interviews, this documentary about the jazz legend Miles Davis gives an in-depth look at this great man and icon. Viewers get a chronological look at his life, with all of his challenges and accomplishments. This film gets into the roots of jazz while Miles Davis was making history.
2. Immortal Egypt
This four-part series gives an in-depth look at one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Each episode tackles a different era of Egyptian history. You’ll get a fascinating look at Egypt’s beginnings, its incredible accomplishments, and culture.
3. Canada’s Dark Secret
This harrowing documentary takes a thorough look at the atrocities committed towards Canada’s Indigenous population. Tracing back over a hundred years, many Indigenous citizens were removed from their homes and placed into a bleak system of indoctrination. By uncovering these dark secrets, the film looks to shine a light on the evils its people suffered and bring a sense of healing.
4. Blood And Oil
This 2010 documentary gives a detailed history of the Western world’s entanglement with the Middle East. By starting with important events in World War I, the film walks the viewer through the history of how modern day conflicts are impacted by the past. It’s a challenging film, diving into intense themes of greed and violence.
5. Summer Of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
In the summer of 1969, the Harlem Cultural Festival lasted six weeks and featured incredible performances from legends such as Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. Despite being a cultural phenomenon, the festival was overshadowed in the decades that followed. One part history documentary and one part music film, Summer Of Soul is an unforgettable look at this amazing festival.
Healing The Black Family
Die Willie Die is a film to help us identify the trauma that is limiting us and provide solutions for healing. Featuring interviews with mental health experts, artists, activists, and more, the film will be streaming exclusively on February 5th, 2022. Ready to reserve your ticket? Visit our site today.