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What are your top travel documentary films?
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Blogger, Photographer, Travel Writer, Journeys Across the Globe

For me, my top 3 travel documentaries are:
- Samsara
- Jack Whitehall Travels With My Father
- Anything narrated by Sir David Attenborough

I also compiled a big list of travel themed movies on my blog: www.journeysacrosstheglobe.com/i-need-to-travel-but-stuck-at-home/

9 months ago (edited)
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Here's my top three travel documentaries:

1. Kedi (beautiful film about street cats in Istanbul)
www.kedifilm.com
2. Hit The Road India (driving a rickshaw from Mumbai to Chennai)
vimeo.com/ondemand/hittheroadindia
3. Global Convoy (three friends buy a car and drive it around the world)
www.globalconvoy.com/watch-documentary

9 months ago (edited)
Blogger & Coffee Drinker, Traveling Honeybird

Oh this is a tough one. There are so many that I love I can't even narrow it down to top 3. I'll need to deep dive into my Netflix previous viewing to see some recent favourite ones.

Usually anything with food involved gets my vote!

9 months ago
Blogger, Photographer, Travel Writer, Journeys Across the Globe

I know Jean, top 3 isn't easy, my list could go on!

9 months ago
Founder, Once in Cape Town

I really enjoyed Volkan Üce’s documentary, ALL-IN. "ALL-IN was featured at the recent Encounters Documentary Festival, is a meditation on tourism and hospitality from the perspective of the workers who form the backbone of the industry."

9 months ago
Blogger, Photographer, Travel Writer, Journeys Across the Globe

I actually haven't heard of Encounters Documentary Festival, I'll need to check it out.

9 months ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Trailer...

8 months ago
Content & Community, Travel Massive

I really enjoyed "Larry Charle's Dangerous World of Comedy" which is a bit about travel as well
I also liked "Dark Tourism". Both on Netflix.

9 months ago
Manager, Unearthed Retreats

If you want epic experience can't look much further then:
On the Trail of Genghis Khan - Tim Cope - Horse Trek form Mongolia to Romania (Took three years)
timcopejourneys.com
Mystery of the Nile - First descent of the Nile
macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/mystery-of-the-nile/
The Long Ride Home - Nathan Millward - Sydney to London on a 110cc Postie Bike
www.nathanmillward.com

9 months ago
Creative Director, Global Convoy

One of my favourite travel films is ‘Tracks’. It is based on a true story of a lady who walked a vast distance in Australia to reach the ocean in the 1950/60s with her dog and four camels.

9 months ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Trailer...

8 months ago
Event Organizer & Traveler, GlobalGaz

Dark Tourist on Netflix is worth a watch
and Long Way Round, a great road trip movie

9 months ago
Co-Founder, Travellerspoint

Asian Provocateur series does it for me. Just the right blend of humour and travel

I must admit I don't watch many that are just about travel. But I love documentaries / series showing other places, particularly when they are about food, wildlife or just feature a lot of great scenery.

Mountain would be a favourite if that can count as a travel doco somehow.

9 months ago
Co-Founder, Paradise Ride

Scam City hosted by Conor Woodman
Booze Traveler hosted by Jack Maxwell
Gaycation hosted by Elliot Page
The Lost Pyramid made by Yes Theory

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