“Documentaries are a powerful and effective way of bridging the gap between worlds, breaking through to new audiences that wouldn't otherwise be engaged - in essence, not preaching to the choir.”
I love documentaries! Eventually, I plan on making my own about Black women (stay tuned). But until then I’ll just enjoy watching & sharing them. Netflix has some of the best documentaries and for that I’m grateful. Before, I just had to rely on free internet docs and any I could find on satellite television.
Anyway, like I said Netflix has great documentaries. I’ve seen almost all of them so I’m kind of like a Netflix-Docu Connoisseur (for lack of a better name). Blah. Enough about that. Documentaries are like live books. For anyone who hates reading but wants to learn, watch documentaries. Watch documentaries just because. Watch documentaries to pass time. Just…watch documentaries…please.
On to the list:
Are you thinking about buying something else you know you don’t need?Then this documentary is for you.Minimalism teaches you that living with less brings less stress.Buy what you need and then save the rest (trust me I am not trying to rhyme).
If you’d like to know how sheisty our prison system is in America, then watch this.It has everything you need to know about what’s going, how it happened, why it needs to change, and how we can fix it.This is clearly modern day slavery.
WARNING: This film may make you extremely upset.
3.The Ivory Game (2016)
I am going to pray, hope, and wish that you don’t have any ivory in your home.Elephants (gentle giants) are an endangered species and about 100 of them are poached daily.Sadly, they are expected to be extinct within 3 years.This documentary will show you what people go through as they try to protect these precious creatures and how it’s pretty much a losing battle because ivory is a billion-dollar industry and a lot of people want in.
Side Note: I hate what money does to people.
“We explore… and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge, and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias… and you call us criminals.
You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat and lie to us, and try to make us believe it’s for our own good. Yet we’re the criminals.
You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat and lie to us, and try to make us believe it’s for our own good.Yet we’re the criminals.
Yes, I’m a criminal.My crime is that of curiosity.My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not by what they look like.My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you’ll never forgive me for.
I’m a hacker and this is my manifesto.You may stop this individual, but you can’t stop us all...”~ The Mentor
This quote alone should make you want to watch this documentary (even though it was written a long time ago) but if not, it talks about internet censorship, the Aaron Swartz & Eric Snowden incidents, and SOPA. Trust me, this is not boring.
5.Food Choices (2016)
If you’ve watched other food documentaries on Netflix such as Food Inc., Forks Over Knives, Soul Food Junkies, etc., then you’ve pretty much seen them all.This documentary debunks the protein craze, vegetarian diets, pharmaceuticals, & more.So if you haven’t seen the others you can just watch this one.