4/29/16

Five Documentaries You Need to See Now


Okay, so my government teacher does this thing where she mentions a documentary or a podcast that we should listen, and I am probably one of the only people who takes her seriously. But I love documentaries. (I'll talk about podcasts more one day.) I used to only watch sports documentaries, but I have definitely expanded my horizons as far as genres go. Here are my current picks for must-see documentaries.  

A Ballerina's Tale | Misty Copeland is amazing. As the first black woman to be a principal dancer at ABT, she has fought incredibly hard to get where she is. I danced for 10 years, and I wished Misty Copeland was more famous when I was dancing. She is so incredibly inspiring because she does not fit the mold of what a dancer "should" be. She is black. Her body is not the typical body. But she's the best out there. 

Art & Copy | I am majoring in PR starting next fall, and so when I saw this documentary about advertising, I knew I would love it. It's so interesting and exciting to see the development of certain brands. The Tommy Hilfiger and Apple stories are probably my favorites, but all the companies have such interesting backstories about iconic ads. Advertising is really the driving force behind everything, and it crazy to see how some of the ideas came about. 

The Central Park Five | This is one that my gov teacher recommend. If you want to continue to have faith in the American justice system, don't watch this. The story is about five black teenagers are convicted of a crime with little evidence. I won't spoil it, but there's a good chance your blood will begin to boil. 

Particle Fever | Y'all, I hate physics, and I still loved this documentary. It's about the large hadron collider, and it's fascinating. It's super high level physics, but it's also not incredibly hard to understand, which I liked. Also, I found the people working on the project really interesting too. 

Brave Miss World | This is about Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil. Right before being named Miss World, she was raped by her travel agent. She takes a huge stance in the fight against sexual violence. She goes around the world and interviews woman who have also experience sexual assualt. It's truly amazing. 

What are your picks on Netflix right now?
xx, jKm

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