So I’m a bit of a Netflix documentaries addict. I seriously cannot get enough. It’s an awful habit.
Serial killers, health and fitness, animal and plants – you name it, I’ve seen it. I watch them when I do uni work. I watch them when I can’t sleep. I watch them when I’m getting ready for the day. I’m obsessed. Netflix documentaries 4 lyf.
So when it came to thinking about writing my own version of the classic ‘take a look at what I’ve been wasting my day watching on Netflix’ post, I thought I’d skip PLL and OITNB and go for the things that I always end up coming back to, my head hanging.
Living On One Dollar
Living On One Dollar is some gruelling watching. Following three college guys as they attempt to live under the poverty line for three months, this doc. shows the highs and lows of poverty in South America. ‘Highlights’ include them not being able to afford medicine for a nasty illness, and making friends with the local people. Seriously good stuff. I cried for days.
A cracking film. For some reason I put off watching it for ages, but when I did I was blown away – I think this is officially my favourite. Newsom discusses the positions of power held by women in America and their massive under-representation in both the media and real life. A really powerful documentary that made me totally kickass. What does the phrase ‘powerful woman’ mean to you?
Vegucated is technically another ‘vegan propaganda’ film but oh my goodness it it amazing. Simple format: three people go vegan for six months and see how they feel/what happens. It really pushes some really important stuff into the front of your mind and helps you understand your food a lot better – even if you’re not ready to get rid of animal products completely. I make an effort to watch this once a month, just to reaffirm how lucky I am to be happy and healthy.
Hot Girls Wanted
Rashida Jones? Well, it was always going to be a win. This doc. takes a look at the porn industry and the fluidity with which girls can drift in and out of the trade. Calling for more transparency in the industry, this doc. takes a refreshing view of the sex industry that withholds judgement of the act, and instead scrutinises the way in which its created.
Blackfish kinda goes without saying. I think pretty much everyone has seen it and there’s a good reason why. Blackfish follows the orcas of SeaWorld and the disasters that occur as a result of their being kept in awful conditions. Prepare to cry, a lot. SeaWorld should be shut down for some of the awful lies they tell about these beautiful creatures. Imagine being stuck in a bath tub your whole life?
So, what do you think? Are you a documentary addict like me? Have you missed any of these crackers?0