Some really good Documentaries I’ve watched on Netflix
Dark Girls:"This fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures."
*The Central Park Five: "This documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in 1989."
*Frontline: Secret State of North Korea: "Using smuggled footage and never-before-told stories from defectors, "Frontline" investigates North Korea and its enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un."
*The Square: "This Emmy-winning, street-level view of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution captures the astonishing uprising that led to the collapse of two governments." (TW some gore)
How to Survive a Plague: "Faced with their own mortality, a group of mostly HIV-positive young people break the mold in taking on Washington and the medical establishment"
*Bhutto: “This documentary examines the life of Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, whose assassination sent her nation’s political system into a tailspin.” (TW some gore/blood)
Reel Injun: "This superb documentary reveals the film industry’s effect on North American native people, who’ve been depicted in movies in wildly inaccurate ways"
Spies of Mississippi: “In the 1960s, the state of Mississippi formed a secret agency that employed black spies to infiltrate and take down civil rights organizations.”
Outrage: ”Director Kirby Dick exposes the hypocrisy of gay politicians who publicly criticize the LGBT community while hiding their own sexual orientation.”
Nanking: ”This graphic documentary recounts a World War II-era tragedy in which Japanese soldiers murdered 200,000 Chinese citizens and raped tens of thousands” (TW blood, violence)
Frontline: Ebola Outbreak: “Go inside an emergency field hospital in Sierra Leone, where medical professionals are combating the vast Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands.”