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Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

There’s nothing more thrilling than getting a glimpse into someone else’s reality.

Whether you’re solving cold cases with battle-hardened investigators, uncovering shocking details about sex trafficking organisations, or reliving lockdown from someone else’s perspective, documentaries give you a slice-of-life experience that’s hard to resist.

From seedy sex cults to terrifying true crimes in a small town, we’ve rounded up 6 conversation-starting documentaries on Showmax that prove truth really is stranger than fiction!

Take a look:

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

How did the world’s youngest billionaire go from hero to zero in just two years?

With a new invention that promised to revolutionise blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Then, just two years later, her multibillion-dollar company was dissolved.

Now, she’s on trial on charges that she defrauded investors and patients by lying about the accuracy of her company’s finger-prick blood-testing technology.

2. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

First, he murdered his wife, then his friend, and later his neighbour.

Meet the heir to the billion-dollar Durst real estate empire, and the man suspected to be at the centre of three unsolved murders that took place over three decades.

This Emmy-winning docuseries follows the twisted tale of Robert Durst over a decade-long investigation by film director Andrew Jarecki.

Featuring never-before-seen footage, police case files and extensive, exclusive interviews with Durst himself, it’s a real-life crime thriller you can’t miss – especially now that Durst, who has somehow evaded conviction, is currently on trial.

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

This three-part docuseries chronicles the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama as America grapples with its racial history.

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

Sex trafficking, racketeering, and starvation diets…the headlines surrounding the NXIVM sex cult scandal were nothing short of salacious. But what really happened behind closed doors?

Directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Great Hack, The Square, Control Room), The Vow follows the experiences of people deeply involved in NXIVM – including its convicted leader Keith Raniere and Smallville actress Allison Mack – and brings to light the crimes and lies behind a group supposedly devoted to self-improvement.

5. In the Same Breath

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

Who said what? This feature documentary illustrates the devastating toll from widespread misinformation in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gripping documentaries on Showmax are making headlines

We just can’t stop talking about Devilsdorp. What started as a group of devout Christians trying to help a former satanist escape the satanic church ended in a murderous spree involving a mom, her two children, and a cult with more victims than members.

Devilsdorp is a shocking true crime series that follows investigators in Krugersdorp, a small African town, as they solve the so-called Satanic Murders by the Electus per Deus (Chosen by God) cult.

Alongside extraordinary footage of exorcisms, church meetings, and trial testimonies and judgments, Devilsdorp features first-hand accounts from those involved.

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