Documentaries for you to watch this week

Get ready to reach the peaks of Everest, cross the tundras of Alaska, and discover the dark secrets of a missing daughter… only on DStv

You will be on the edge of your seat with documentaries covering the brilliance and darkness of humanity

Lost on Everest

A documentary that could rewrite history! All climbers know that the pursuit of summiting the tallest mountain in the world comes with its fair share of dangers. Come along as a team of mountaineers tackle one of Everest’s greatest mysteries – the 1924 disappearance of Andrew Irvine’s body on his fatal trip with George Mallory. Their last known location was just 245 meters from the summit. If the team is able to find Irvine’s body, they may also find his camera. If the footage proves that they successfully ascended the mountain, they will be known as the first team to reach the top of Everest – almost 30 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Wednesday 22 July on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 19:15

Sled Dog Soldiers

This show will make you a dog-lover for life. During World War I, two French soldiers are given an enormous assignment. They must travel across Canada and Alaska within a hundred days, before the icy winter freezes all the fresh water sources. To complicate matters further, they must also bring back 450 sled dogs. Enjoy the incredible re-enactments in this thrilling documentary about an unknown quest that helped shape the outcome of the war.

Sunday 19 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00

Raw Terror

This show gives relatives of murder victims an opportunity to share their story in a very unique way. Family and friends are given a camera to document their own thoughts on the case and share a new side of the murder story. This week, we follow every parent’s worst nightmare. When a woman doesn’t call her brother on his birthday, her parents become concerned about this unusual behaviour. A body is found and there is an urgency to discover who it is and what happened.

Tuesday 21 July on Investigation Discovery (DStv 171) at 21:00

Earthrise: The People’s Voice

The effects of climate change greatly impact the world around us. As global temperatures continue to rise, social movements are taking to the streets to get governments to make drastic policy changes that could save us all. Earthrise follows movements from across the globe that use non-violent protests to get their voices heard before we reach the point of no return.

Tuesday 21 July on Al Jazeera (DStv 406) at 22:30

Casey Anthony: Killer Mom?

Caylee Anthony was just two-years-old when she was reported missing by her grandparents. Her mother, Casey, had inconsistent stories about where her daughter was or when she was last seen. Casey was charged with first-degree murder despite her claims that a nanny had kidnapped Caylee. When Caylee’s body was found it brought up more questions than answers. Not for the faint of heart.

Saturday 18 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 21:50

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