i'm a bit of a documentary fiend and up till a few years ago existed on a diet of shark / hitler / serial killer / cannibal programmes......oh dear !
thankfully after watching ''the tribe that hides from man'' i came to the conclusion that much of the best work was created decades ago.
''world in action'' and ''whickers world'' were quickly devoured ( there i go thinking i'm a shark )
i have collected many dvd's made by BFI and see them as a national treasure in themselves , the USA has ''criterion'' we have both BFI and EUREKA as producers of top quality product.
shadows of progress i consider the finest documentary collection currently available.
it is a real mixed bag of subjects , many subjects i truely believed i would find dull but no , every one held my interest.
''Thursday's Children'' i thought was just amazing , it touched upon the full range of emotions.....i didn't expect to laugh though......it was during a very un-pc moment that wouldn't be broadcast these days !
i must mention ''The Elephant Will Never Forget'' it had me blubbing like a child.....at the demise of a tram of all things.
the boxset is top value considering the quality and quantity of documentaries included , the book is first class and very informative.
anyone reading this who like me watches : shark / hitler / serial killer / cannibal docs , please give this a try you will be surprised !
thanks mr brooke and everyone else at BFI for releasing these fabulous films to the public.