So you binge watched all of the 7 Netflix Docos You Need To See Now. You signed the petition to Free Steven Avery. You had more intense conversations than you expected for your #netflixandchill dates. Want more? Here’s another seven Netflix titles that you’ve gotta check out…
#1 Chef's Table
Had your fill of cooking shows featuring amateurs who are better at creating drama than a three course dinner? Perhaps you should take a seat at the Chef’s Table. This six part series looks at chefs who are the real deal, going behind the scenes of world renowned restaurants in Italy, the US, Argentina, Sweden and Melbourne. You will be amazed at the imagination and passion that these chefs display in their cooking.
#2 Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
I’ve obsessively watched plenty of Lance Armstrong exposés since he finally came clean about doping, and this is by far the best. Sorry Oprah. Originally produced by our very own ABC, Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story paints a portrait of a sociopathic control freak who willingly destroyed the lives and careers of his friends and colleagues in order to keep the truth from being exposed.
#3 The True Cost
Clothing is said to be the only global commodity that has decreased in price over the past decades, yet the chain stores that sell you $5 t-shirts are raking in the profits like never before. So who is bearing The True Cost? This documentary takes you into Third World sweatshops and exposes the social and environmental impact of dressing the First World. Perhaps you should check this out before you post your next clothing haul video.
#4 Living On One Dollar
In another documentary that will make you reconsider your #firstworldproblems,
four American college students spend their Spring Break in Guatemala and try Living on One Dollar a day - just as over 1 billion people in the world do. They discover how resourceful you need to be to avoid the hunger, illness and instability that comes with extreme poverty, and provide a good reminder of just how fortunate we are.
#5 Beyond Clueless
At the risk of making you feel old, can you believe Clueless just celebrated it’s 20th anniversary? As if! Using it as a starting point, Beyond Clueless looks at all of the great teen films that followed, splicing together clips from over 200 films. We’re talking Cruel Intentions, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls and I Know What You Did Last Summer. To top it all off, it’s narrated by Fairuza Balk from The Craft.
#6 What Happened, Miss Simone?
At the height of her fame in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Nina Simone was known as “The High Priestess of Soul”. But, after playing a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in the US, she seemed to turn her back on the world and ended up living an impoverished and anonymous life in the south of France by the time of her death in 1993. Pieced together using archival footage, this Oscar nominated documentary attempts to answer What Happened, Miss Simone?
Another examination of how traumatic events can affect a performer’s career, but this time in a positive way, is Tig. After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, the stand-up comedian Tig Notaro delivered an unforgettable performance that became a viral sensation. This documentary follows her encounter with newfound fame whilst battling cancer, starting a new relationship and trying to have a child via a surrogate.
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