The Best Spiritual/Conscious Documentries To Watch On Netflix
1. Zeitgeist - The Movie: Peter Joseph explores the controversial links between organized religion, the global financial markets and the international power structure in this thought-provoking documentary that probes several well-known conspiracy theories.
2. Zeitgeist - Addendum: Continuing the discussion from Zeitgeist: The Movie about the controversial links between religion and the financial markets, this documentary explores the causes of social corruption and puts forth a solution based on human alignment with nature.
3. Zeitgeist - Moving Forward: This compelling documentary examines the current state of the global socioeconomic monetary paradigm and concludes that we need to transition to a new resource-based economy for our continued human and social survival.
4. The Secret: An assembly of writers, philosophers and scientists share The Secret, a principle that reputedly brought success to Plato, da Vinci and other greats and that can empower viewers to attain success in their own careers, relationships and health.
5. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Following up on the original “Cosmos” series about the nature of time and space, this absorbing program presents new galactic revelations. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the documentary journey into deep space.
I just watched the Nina Simone movie on Netflix, it's so good Nina Simone is such a talented woman!!!!
She had such a tortured life and really gave every piece of herself for black uplift and music. It tore her apart. The documentary really showed me a whole different side of her I never saw. So much pain in her relationships, including with her daughter. So much power in her music
Those who followed the events of the Egyptian revolution when they happened may remember that women’s stories were prominent in the local and international press. There was 26-year-old Asmaa Mahfouz, who rallied thousands of people with her impassioned video plea to rise up. There was the anonymous “Woman of All Women” who was dragged across the street by military officers, her abaya pulling up over her head, exposing her blue bra to the world. And there were women like Samira Ibrahim, who was subjected to the violence military-administered “virginity tests” and lodged a lawsuit against the perpetrators.
What becomes apparent from these stories, and from The Trials of Spring, is that the violation of women’s bodies is one of the state’s most effective means of neutralizing revolutionary power.
Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda by Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort. It tells the story of Musekeweya, ‘New Dawn’, a popular radio soap created to prevent new outbursts of violence.
Over the space of 100 days from April to June 2014 – the duration of the genocide exactly 20 years ago – a new episode was added every other week. Now, the documentary is complete. Experience the radio soap’s fictional story ‘On Air’ or go behind the scenes ‘Off Air’ to learn about the complex reality of today’s Rwanda.
I just finished watching this documentary drama series on Netflix. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is particularly interested in the First World War and the decade of 1910s. I actually learned a lot of new things from this series.
One of the stories include the story of a very interesting Russian girl named Marina Yurlova, the 14-year-old child soldier who bravely joined the Tsar’s Cossacks in the search for her father. This mini-series also feature tales of all kinds of perspective from ordinary soldiers and civilians in both sides of the conflict, the Allies and the Central powers.
How Twitter Perfectly Captured the Complexity of #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl
by C. Imani Williams
The Twitter hashtag #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl, created by Jada Mosley,
garnered over 21,000 tweets on its first day, and its still going.
Mosely’s vision for the hashtag came after she viewed a documentary on
LGBTQ individuals for a college psychology course. The conversation
manifested into a space for Black women and girls to discuss how we
grapple with the complexities of our lives and navigate the impacts of
current events—such as the tragedy and senseless loss of life in
Charleston; the continuous acts of interpersonal and institutional
violence perpetrated against black women; and the time we spent as
community watching the unraveling of Rachel Dolezal’s co-opting and
appropriation of black women and culture.
#HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl became an online empowerment space—utilizing
video, memes, and heartfelt words for and by us. Through
#HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl, we could vent and express ourselves honestly
about the stereotypes and “-isms” projected onto us via white supremacy
and an uninformed sense of black consciousness. Through the hashtag, our
tweets on sass, boldness, hurts, hopes, and humor were all welcome.
The hashtag pointed to the truths experienced by black women. They
ranged from taunts over skin tone (being considered too fair or too
dark), to the complexity of love and interpersonal relationships with
black men. The tweets showed a definitive disconnect between black women
and men on an intrinsic level. The discord had some sisters feeling as
if they are not respected, protected, or wanted by our brothers. The
rejection many black women face by being passed over for white, Asian,
and Latina women leaves sisters, wondering where the black man’s love is
for his mother and sisters.
The tweets showed a need for black men, white people, and and other
people of color to better understand who we, as black women, are. They
show how often black women have to summon grace as we encounter sexism,
racism, ageism, and homophobia in our daily affairs. Society and media
see us as less than, doing the most to try and destroy our warrior
energy and spiritual reserves. They fear us most of all.
Thus, our collective stories and concerns, shared through bite sized 140
character chunks, broke down the dynamics of black women’s everyday
lived experiences. Below are ten tweets that sum up the complex beauty
and struggle of #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl for the rest of the world.
(click on the link to read the tweets)
1. We’re expected to speak up for others, but never for ourselves.
1. We’re expected to speak up for others, but never for ourselves.
2. We’re always expected to be the “Strong Black Woman” and nothing else.
3. We’re stereotyped as being angry, violent, and unstable.
4. We often have to work twice as hard without any of the recognition.
5. Our resilience is seen as undesirable.
6. We’re often never allowed to trust or see our own beauty.
7. We are hypersexualized and objectified, but never seen as human beings deserving of love.
8. And yet, despite all this… We love what being a Black girls means.
9. We can uplift and affirm ourselves.
10. #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl? “Good as hell…”
#HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl is an ongoing exercise in speaking up and out
as Black women. We must be responsible for finding and implementing
solutions that aid in our well-being. Sisters are doing it for
ourselves. Thank you to Jada Mosley for bringing new energy. And we need
to keep the momentum moving. Let others know:
(sexual assault tw, ableist language tw). Another thing I really didn't like about the Nina Simone doc was how her daughter/ the film handled her rape and domestic abuse... Like her daughter said some bs like "they were both insane" "she was like the matador and he was like the bull" "he was a bully" Like WTF?! This nigga was literally a rapist, hold him accountable excuse me?! I'm sorry, but the ppl I watched it with didn't seem that disturbed by it so I just needed to share.
The documentary had me in tears for like 48 hours - just feeling so fucked up about how much I could relate to someone who I will never meet but also how much people victim blamed her for just wanting to be loved and wanting to belong. Nina is such a real hero - someone who wasn’t able to get care because she didn’t have anyone who really fucked with her. Yes - they fucked with her music - they fucked with her creative genius - but they didn’t fuck with the pieces of her that didn’t make them more money. They didn’t fuck with her blackness/her mental health issues/her wanting more for black people/her wanting more for herself.
A short documentary film compiling the essential thoughts of anarchist-communism, in words of the Russian anarchist writer and revolutionary Piotr Kropotkin. It opens with a vague feeling that all forms of social arrangement must be questioned without any broad vision for what could replace it. What follows is a summary of the idea of the free reorganisation of production and distribution, a concept that developed within the anarchist milieu following the Commune of Paris. The film ends by highlighting the problem that these phantasies are currently limited to only very small numbers of people, whereas, to become a reality, they necessarily require the will and effort of the vast majority of the global producers.