New to DocPlay in August

Debuting next month on Australasian documentary streaming platform DocPlay are:

The Last Rider (August 7)

How cyclist Greg LeMond returned from the brink of death with a bullet hole in his stomach to haunt the Tour de France.

The Cult of the Family (August 10)

Three-part investigation into the rise and fall of Australia’s most notorious cult: Anne Hamilton-Byrne and her apocalyptic ‘The Family’.

The US and the Holocaust (August 14)

Three-part Ken Burns series that examines the responses of the American public and its leaders to WWII.

Inside the Mossad (August 21)

The little-known history and evolution of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency.

The Giants (August 28)

Inspiring cinematic portrait of environmental folk hero, politician and gay icon Bob Brown.

Merkel (August 31)

How a triple political outsider – a woman, a scientist and an East German – became one of the most powerful politicians in the world.

Meanwhile, this month’s most popular DocPlay docs were:

Mister Organ: David Farrier (Tickled) charts the late-night antics of a rogue wheel clamper in New Zealand.

The Lost City of Melbourne: A loving and revelatory reimagining of the former glory of Australia’s film and art capital.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed: Oscar-winner Laura (Citizenfour) Poitras’ epic and emotional take on internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin.

Franklin: Eighth-generation Tasmanian and environmentalist Oliver Cassidy embarks on a life-changing solo rafting trip down the beautiful yet remote Franklin River.

Art Crimes: Six-part series about the most unbelievable and intriguing international art robberies of the century.

Kate Plays Christine: Sundance Film Festival-winner that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to believe.

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