Six doccies which will consume your weekend

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I came about this list of doccies in a very ADHD, interweb rabbit hole kind of a way – the way you sometimes get lost in YouTube videos for hours on end when you searched for DIY stuff and ended up watching a hot vocal coach from Canada react to metal music for the first time. In today’s case, I was actually trawling Showmax, looking for stuff that Francois Van Coke features in. I was specifically looking to see if his live stream was perhaps available  (it is – check out this article) because I was lus for some lekker tunes outside Spotify for a change.  The search for his name came up with a result for actual Coke Cola in the form of a doccie series.  And then I found a whole bunch of related stuff and before I knew it, three quarters of a day was gone, me lost in watching or sampling doccie after doccie. I’m sharing my rabbit hole list of doccies that I’ve watched or plan on watching this weekend:

Ripple Effect: The Race for The Cure (51 minutes)
This is the  second instalment of  a multipart series  where medical teams search for a vaccine on two continents. Obviously we’re talking about the search for a vaccine for the coronavirus. The first installment was called Ripple Effect: The First Wave but unfortunately I can’t find it. This one will do, however, because we’re waaay past the first wave and looking for that cure, I even got a response on Twitter from the creator of the doccie:


Klankbord (13 episodes of 24 minutes each)
Local is literally lekker because food. This series is a celebration of South African talent, stories and destinations spanning two unique creative genres offering intimate backstage look into the world of music and food. Features music industry okes like Arno  Carstens, Jack Parrow, Valiant Swart, Laudo Liebenberg, Hunter Kennedy and many more alongside chefs who in their own rights, are the rock stars of the kitchen.  Hosted by Ise Van der Merwe.

Droogte Documentary (48 minutes)
What makes this documentary very interesting, at least on a Watkykjy level, is that we actually featured the film maker’s business on Watkykjy a few weeks ago without knowing about this doccie. Bilting Films did all the filming on this  feature. Droogte tells the gut-wrenching story of South African farmers and their animals suffering the worst drought in the history of the country and the people attempting to come to their aid. Even though I am suggesting this for your weekend watchlist,  I don’t think I will be watching this myself. I’m way too soft to handle any form of animals suffering, be it wild life, stock or pets. I’ve lost count of how many people I have unfriended on Facebook for posting animal abuse posts, photos or videos. I don’t want to see that kak. But everyone is different, so maybe yo want to watch it for the “awareness” factor.

A Dangerous Son (1h 21m)
Equally rough to stomach for me, is when kids are hurt, abused or having a hard time, but I will watch this doccie because I get to learn a bit more about the challenges faced when dealing with children’s’ psychiatric disorders. This film follows the story of three families in crisis. Each is faced with the complexities of finding treatment though a system that fails many. Where’s that box of tissues?

Wig (1h 29m)
Another teachable moment perhaps, because I know fokol about cross-dressing, drag queens or drag shows. I like weird and whacky shit, so this is deffo on my list. Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny has brought it back. Yayness for the gayness! *klap met sulke klein handjies*

Face to Face (6 episodes of 52 minutes each)
This is doccie that got me started on everything in this list. I’ve watched the first episode so far and it is fucking interesting to say the least! Face to Face examines some the greatest rivalries of all time over six episodes. There is the  Pepsi and Coke rivalry,  Airbus vs. Boeing,  Nelson Mandela vs. FW de Klerk, the AK47 vs. the M16, Fidel Castro vs. Ché Guevara and Martin Luther King vs. Malcom X! From the Coke vs. Pepsi episode I got to learn that Fanta is basically a Nazi invention! There is some crazy shit in here!


Need more streaming goodness? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from the Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas from Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime:
#10. The best series coming to Showmax in 2021
No matter what unfolds on a global level in 2021, one thing’s for sure – there’s an incredible line-up of entertainment heading to Showmax subscribers’ screens. This is the projection for the rest of the year so far – the list will keep being updated as the months go by.
On Showmax
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# 9. Dolly Parton documentaries and more country music shows to stream
Dolly is a phenomenon, no two ways about it. She was born in a one-room cabin in Tennessee, and with her business savvy and talent for singing and songwriting, she has become arguably the number-one country music artist in the world. She’s also a humanitarian who campaigns for children’s literacy.
On Netflix & Showmax
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#8 Six nature documentaries to stream with your kids
There’s no better way to share a taste for the wonderfully strange world we live in with the next generation than by bingeing these beautiful David Attenborough and other nature doccies as a family.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix, DStv Now & Showmax
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 #7 Nine award-worthy movies to stream in the build-up to the 2021 Oscars
Step right up, folks… step right up! It’s time to roll out the red carpets, polish the golden statuettes, “1, 2… 1, 2” the lapel microphones, put the seat fillers on standby, take a moment’s silence for Joan Rivers and get the popcorn ready… it’s awards season!p!
On Showmax
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#6 Twelve Western-themed series and movies that push the boundaries
Since their first appearance as silent films back in the late 19th Century, Western movies are a clear and specific genre, with neatly outlined landscapes, time periods and characters, from the lonesome cowboys to the cutthroat bandits; feisty widows in bonnets and pantalooned and corseted working gals in swing-doored saloons.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix, & Showmax
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 #5 Ten sun-drenched titles to whisk you away to beautiful Italy
Considering where we were a year ago, we’ve got amazing freedom to move around, especially when you compare South Africa to some European countries. But international travel in a pandemic is still not the option it used to be Before Covid.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 4# Stream the M-Net Sunday Night Movies in April 2021
Those who are subscribed to DStv Premium have these fun movies to look forward to every Sunday in the month of April. They will be ready to stream on the DStv App within 24 hours of airing on M-Net, so you can watch them whenever, wherever.
On DStv Now
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 #3 The psychotic ego of Mark Hofmann in Murder Among the Mormons
The title of, and the trailer for, this latest three-part Netflix original docuseries is sensationalist and a tad misleading. Yes, there was murder. Yes, Mormons were involved – directly and indirectly
On Netflix
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 #2 Neo-noir crime drama Motherless Brooklyn is one classy yarn
Motherless Brooklyn is an adaptation of the namesake novel by Jonathan Lethem. Edward Norton acquired the rights to the book almost immediately after it was published in 1999
 On Showmax
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 #1 A chocolate box full of Afrikaans shows and movies
With COVID-19 still swinging the axe and a third wave of infections looming on the horizon, we are just over a year into the South African lockdown. Sure, we’re only on level 1.2b amended version 8 beta and we feel a little more cautiously optimistic since the driest Krismis in history, but I came to the shocking realisation that I have not seen the inside of a movie cinema or smelled that buttery popcorn in more than a year!
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 2 spot, Neo-noir crime drama Motherless Brooklyn is one classy yarn:
Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

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