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From Selena Gomez Story To Orgasm Inc: 7 Documentaries Releasing This Year

Documentaries Releasing In 2022
Who would have thought the year’s end will be the most intriguing time for us to be glued to our screens? Exciting and nail-biting documentaries are set to release in the last two months of 2022. From Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn to In Her Hand, a story exploring the life of Afghanistan’s first youngest woman mayor, the content with upcoming documentaries will keep us on the edge.

A bunch of mind-blowing documentaries releasing this year, surely going to keep audience hooked to our  OTT platforms. As some diverse docuseries are on the verge of release, we bring to you seven most-anticipated documentaries to watch out for in the coming weeks.

Documentaries Releasing In 2022

1. Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn

Fugitive aims at bringing to screen the story of the most sought-after cases in the world. It gives a deeper account of how the former CEO of Nissan and Renault car company Carlos Ghosn saved the companies from going bankrupt. It also takes you to the series of controversies after he was accused of grave financial misconduct. The documentary will also showcase the one of world’s biggest escapes detailing how Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan in a storage chest after his arrest in 2019. Ghosn currently roams as a free man in his homeland Lebanon as it does have an extradition treaty with Japan. Lucy Blakstad, a BAFTA award-winner filmmaker, has directed the documentary Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn.

Date of release: October 26, 2022

Platform: Netflix


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2. Indian Predator: Murder In A Courtroom

This true-crime 2014 narrative explores the story of how a criminal was put to death by a bunch of women in court in the presence of authorities, lawmakers and the public. The Nagpur-based rapist and criminal Akku Yadav’s case brings chills considering the depth of not only his death but the endless fight of hundreds of women he had wronged. The documentary surfaces dramatic reenactments and first-hand accounts of the events that happened during the time. It shows how a bunch of women walked into the courtroom with sharp objects and knives during Yadav’s bail hearing and beat him to death on the floor of the courtroom. The series shares the motive behind the women’s actions, which were derived from frustration and helplessness after the law ignored several allegations made against Yadav over the years. He roamed free for a better part of his life as a criminal. The documentary is directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni.

Date of release: October 28, 2022

Platform: Netflix

3. My Mind & Me

One of the most awaited OTT releases this year was the Selena Gomez documentary. A global icon, Gomez has documented her story spanning six years of her struggle with her mental, physical and emotional health. Gomez, who stumbled with bipolar disorder, a life-threatening auto-immune disorder, organ failure, and professional struggles and went through a hell of a time with the tabloids in the States, has shot an authentic narrative for her story. She recently shared a new poster cover announcing the premiere of her documentary. Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is directed by Alek Keshishian, popularly known for documenting pop-icon Madonna’s journey in the 1991 documentary Truth or Dare.

Date of release: November 4, 2022

Platform: Apple TV+

4. Orgasm Inc.: The Story of One Taste 

Nicole Daedone, co-founder of OneTatse, an American orgasmic meditation group made statements during her Ted Talks in 2011 and said, “There is a pleasure deficit disorder in this country and the cure is the female orgasm.” Daedone’s wellness company went on to become a huge hit with lakhs of people across the world participating in the workshops, programmes and meditation centres. While the company gained global recognition through the teaching practices of orgasmic meditation, it wasn’t long before it fell flat to the ground generating controversies and bad fame. The series is an investigative documentary on the company that centers investigation by the FBI in the United States. Orgasm Inc.: The Story of OneTaste is directed by Sarah Gibson and Sloane Klevin.

Date of release: November 5, 2022

Platform: Netflix

5. In Her Hands 

The documentary In Her Hands surfaces the life story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at 26 held became the youngest female mayor in Afghanistan. Ghafari’s journey to becoming one of the country’s first female mayors was far from easy given the male-dominated area. The Netflix film documents her struggles in politics, her fight to sustain herself in the Taliban struck the world and her narrow space from death. The documentary is directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen.

Date of release: November 16, 2022

Platform: Netflix

6. Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich

In 2020, when Netflix released the documentary of Jeffrey Epstein, an American financer who was found guilty of being a sex offender and a predator, the series also constantly featured Epstein’s aide, Ghislaine Maxwell. While Maxwell was party to Epstein’s scandals and assisted him in all his offences, she did not face consequences in the eyes of law even when Epstein was arrested and prosecuted for his. In an extension to the Epstein story, the makers are now bringing a new documentary this month titled Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich, highlighting that Maxwell played an accomplice to the sex crimes committed by Epstein and how she concealed her predatory actions. The series is directed by Lisa Bryant and Maiken Baird.

Date of release: November 25, 2022

Platform: Netflix

7. Sr.

This documentary, directed by Emmy-nominated director Chris Smith, narrates the life story of Robert Downey Sr. The series aims at highlighting Downey’s rise and fall in Hollywood and his relationship with his son Robert Downey Jr. It will surface the backdrop of how Downey Sr. became the groundbreaking director of his time and his journey up until the time of his death at the age of 85. Downey Sr., who was often called a rebellious filmmaker for his honest depiction of cinema, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. His son, actor Robert Downey Jr is currently one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Downey Jr recently shared the motion poster of the documentary on his social media page writing, “Sr. is a documentary narrating the story of Robert Downey’s maverick rise in NYC – his crash, burn and redemption in the industry and our relationship in the aftermath.”

Date of release: December 2, 2022

Platform: Netflix