I am an avid documentary watcher, but this pandemic has taken it to new levels! Here’s a short breakdown of 10 I think are a must watch (in no particular order)
- Sex & Love Around The World (Netflix)- an entertaining and very enlightening look at massive cultural differences and problems around the globe. The episode about Japan was my particular favourite.
- Extinction: The Facts (BBC iplayer) – David Attenborough returns to remind us just how awful a species we are. It’s quite a depressing watch, I felt quite hopeless afterwards, although that’s not his intention.
- Love on The Spectrum (Netflix)- shot in Australia, this heart-warming and occasionally heart-breaking show following people with Asperger’s and Autism is really well done. The stars of the show are extremely funny and intelligent and it will remind you of how much society needs people like them.
- Time, The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)- a docu-series about a young black man in New York City, who like so many others, falls victim to racism and gets trapped in the horrendous ‘justice’ system. It’s a difficult watch but necessary to see what goes on on the inside, the damage it causes, and the immense struggle post prison in America.
- American Factory (Netflix)- a Chinese billionaire decides to reopen a factory in Ohio and sends lots of Chinese workers over to show the Americans how it’s done. A fascinating and often funny clash of cultures, this will make you think of how important it is to stick together if you hope to create any change.
- Three Identical Strangers (Netflix) – a shocking decades long experiment in America comes to light looking at ‘nature vs nurture’. You may start to look at your doppelgangers differently…
- RBG (Netflix) – a look at the life of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What a mind she had, she is one inspiring lady.
- The Social Dilemma (Netflix)- it’s not news that social media has badly affected mental health and created wide social divide, but hearing the big guns from the biggest social media platforms talk about just how deep the rabbit hole goes is really quite scary, and will make you seriously question how you’re using these platforms, or to be precise, how they’re using you.
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix) – a short series about the power that people acquire from money and how Epstein chose to abuse it. It’s very creepy and will leave you feeling angry and probably wanting a street fight.
- Quincy (Netflix) – a really interesting and honest look at the life of musician and composer, Quincy Jones. What a life! The people, the music, the places and the switch between old footage and new will have you engrossed.
If you’ve watched any of these docs and something really resonated with you, let me know in the comments below! Alternatively you can message me privately through my ‘contact’ page. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.
Get yourself glued to a screen,