The silver screen has long been used as an escape, sometimes even as a respite, from the realities of the world we live in. This long-drawn pandemic is perhaps the best example of this phenomena.
However, at the same time, this medium can also be used to pull one further into real-world incidents, which are too stark to ignore.
Documentaries bring to viewers a close and candid look into these happenings, and an in-depth insight into subjects like the natural world or the personal lives of great and established people. Beyond these topics, non-fiction storytelling is used as a way to shed light on many other topical issues like the refugee crisis, or cults that were found to have exploitative practices.
Here is a list of some hard-hitting documentaries that will intrigue, educate, ask relevant questions and answer them to the best of their abilities, to stream on Lionsgate Play this week.