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7 Docos You Should Be Watching Right Now

By Simone Jovel - 26 Mar 2017

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Believe it or not, you can actually hit your quota of Kimmy K and the Geordies (I know, right?). That’s where docos come in. For those moments when you want to chill, but actually learn something while you do—pretty sure this counts as multitasking 101. 

Because none of us have time to waste (we could be bingeing on Younger), we rounded up the very best documentaries that you should be watching right now. 

Becoming Warren Buffett

If there was ever someone who is #goals it would be Warren Buffett. This is a candid portrayal of the philanthropic billionaire. You’ll get an in depth insight into not only his moral integrity, but his unique mind, business life and love. At the age of 86 he still drives himself to work everyday, and he’s worth $60 billion—yet you my friend splash out on an Uber, just because (makes you think, doesn’t it?). 

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Call yourself an environmentalist? Us too. Which is exactly why Cowspiracy should be on your must watch list. Whether you’ve been contemplating going vegan; or steak is life, this one’s for you. Join Kip as he gives you a first hand, no holds barred look at just what our meat consumption is doing to the planet, and what we can do to stop it. Hot tip: put down that big, juicy burger.

Cartel Land

When words like raw, brutal, urgent and unnerving are used to describe something you know you’re in for a wild ride. Cartel Land puts you in the front line of Mexico’s war on drugs with two modern-day vigilante groups in their fight against the cartels.

What Happened, Miss Simone

A Netflix Original (so you know it’s good), this documentary looks at the life and times of singer and activist Nina Simone. With never-before-heard recordings and behind the scenes archival footage, you’ll get to know Miss Simone through the talent and melancholy that was her life.

India’s Daughter

It would be impossible to forget the 2015 rape and murder of 23-year-old nursing student, Jyoti Singh, on a bus in India. Filmmaker Leslee Udwin examines both Indian society and values, in the aftermath of this shocking time and explores what gender equality looks like in modern day India.

Under The Sun

It’s not every day that you watch a documentary about North Korea, filmed in North Korea, unless it’s today and you’re watching Under The Sun. Originally titled V paprscich slunce, the Russian director follows the life of a North Korean family over the course of a year. Coined a propaganda documentary, the best bits are the hidden facts revealed between the scripted scenes—because some legend kept the camera rolling.

Queen Of Versailles

This one was filmed back in 2012 (the year Kimye became a thing) but it’s still worth a red hot go. You’ll meet the billionaire Segel family; discover their rags-to-riches success story and see just how terrifying the aftermath of the global financial crisis was. You’ll question everything you thought you knew about the American Dream.

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