The 10 Best Documentaries About The January 6th Insurrection

Aug 21, 2023 | Activism, Best Of, Conspiracy, Political

The past year has been full of shocks, surprises, and alarming events. No event was more shocking than the Insurrection on January 6th at the Capitol. As Americans debate what really happened that day, many turn to documentaries for answers. Here are some of the best documentaries about the January 6th insurrection

1. The January 6th Report

On January 6th, Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill was witness to a heart-breaking scene of violence and insurrection. This unprecedented event has left many feeling shock and dismay, prompting the need for further investigation into what caused this revolt to take place. The documentary “The January 6th Report” takes an in-depth look at the events leading up to and during this tumultuous day. It captures firsthand accounts of those who were on the ground, as well as official statements from government officials. The film provides viewers with an understanding of how a tragedy of such magnitude could take place in a nation that is considered one of the most stable democracies in the world.


2. CNN coverage of the January 6 insurrection

CNN ‘Insurgence’: The Shocking Story of January 6th. This documentary takes a deep dive into the events that unfolded on January 6th, 2021 in Washington D.C., when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building and clashed with law enforcement officers in an attempt to overturn the result of the 2020 Presidential election.


3. Graphic new video of Capitol riot shown in Jan. 6 hearing

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4. Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol

The attack on the Capitol Building in January 2021 was a devastating event that shook our nation to its core. Despite the extensive damage done, we have been able to make progress towards restoring faith in our government and protecting our Capitol. Congress passed the bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill, providing much needed aid to Americans across the country, and the Department of Justice launched a thorough investigation into the individuals responsible for the attack.


5. American Reckoning

Following the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” examines the deep-seated reasons why this nationwide unrest occurred and how it has been boiling for years. The program brings together a collection of influential leaders from civil rights, mental health and public policy to explore our nation’s history that led to the political divide between Americans. It also looks into President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and how it has impacted the events of Jan 6th. With this insight, “American Reckoning” hopes to provide an understanding of the current situation as well as suggest steps for the nation to heal from this attack on American democracy.


6. Details Capitol Insurrection And The Rise Of Extremism In America

Rising is a program that gives viewers around the world an inside look at the halls of Washington power. It provides an in-depth analysis of the day’s political news, complemented by exclusive reporting and interviews with noteworthy political figures. With both bipartisan hosts facilitating discussions, Rising dives deep into policy debates and explores cultural conversations to keep viewers informed and empowered.


7. A look at the aftermath of the Jan 6 insurrection two years later

Randi Kaye’s groundbreaking documentary reveals the events that unfolded after the catastrophic January 6th attack. Through interviews with victims, lawmakers and participants who were present that day, she dives deep into the lasting impacts of this unprecedented assault on democracy. The film also explores how former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will shape the future of America’s capital.


8. Jan. 6 committee shows new footage of Capitol attack

On January 6, 2021, a group of rioters breached the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. as part of an insurrection attempt. On June 9th during the first day of public hearings for the House Jan. 6 committee, Chairman Bennie Thompson presented footage from that fateful day. This footage showed just how close some of these rioters got to achieving their goal.


9. Video of the Capitol breach on January 6, 2021

The January 6th insurrection at the Capitol shocked the nation, with lawmakers scrambling to make sense of what happened and how it could have been prevented. Video footage from inside and outside the building captured protesters breaking in, chanting for Mike Pence’s hanging, and ransacking Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. The dramatic events of that day are now being explored further by a House.


10. The curious case of Ray Epps and the January 6 Committee

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