I’ve mentioned many times before that I am obsessed with Netflix. I’m always watching it, I even put it on in the background when I am doing my jobs around the house. Lately, I’ve found myself watching less tv shows, and more documentaries. So today, I thought I would share some of the great documentaries that I have been watching with you all.
Audrie and Daisy
I actually think I mentioned this in my last Netflix post, but it’s such a great documentary that it deserves to be mentioned again. It focuses on the sexual assault of Audrie and Daisy, and goes through the aftermath of the what happened. This is such a heartbreaking documentary, and I honestly think that it should be shown in school so that kids can be see the effects sexual assault can have on victims.
For the Bible Tells Me So
This documentary focuses on Christians, and their conflict with homosexuality. It features interviews with Christian parents who have raised homosexual children, as well as interviews with those children. The conflict between religion and homosexuality is something that I have always took an interest in, and something that I have always disagreed with, so I really enjoyed watching this.
Ok, so this is another documentary that focuses on religion. Jesus Camp follows three children who attend a camp run by Becky Fischer in the evangelical christian community. I’m not going to lie, this documentary shocked me. There are various scenes were the children are in tears over their supposed ‘sins’. The children are also made to protest against abortion. In another scene, a well-known pastor preaches against homosexuality. A lot of people have accused the camp of being guilty of child-abuse, and the camp actually had to shut down after the release of the documentary.
The Propaganda Game
I’ve always found North Korea to be an interesting topic, and this documentary shows us an inside look at the secretive state. The director, Alvaro Longoria, was given a controlled tour of North Korea, allowing us to see the daily lives of the people who live there. When I was watching this I couldn’t help but wonder how much of it was acted for the sake of the visitors. After all, they weren’t allowed to go anywhere without the guides, and everything was very planned. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that a lot of it was real, but I’m pretty sure that some of the situations had to have been staged.
The Lovers and the Despot
Another documentary that involves North Korea, this time, following the story of a famous actress and director from South Korea. Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband Shin Sang-ok both disappeared from Hong-Kong before reappearing in North Korea. Eight years later they took refuge in the US embassy in Vienna, where they claimed they had been kidnapped on the orders of Kim Jong-il, so that they could make films for him. This has to be one of the craziest stories I’ve ever read. It all seems so crazy, like it could be a plot of film. I’m not quite sure I actually believe that they were kidnapped, but either way, it makes for a fascinating story.
This is a great documentary that looks at how the media represents women, and how women are underrepresented in positions of power. It features a variety of inspirational interviews with different women including the likes of Hilary Clinton, Katie Couric and Christina Aguilera.
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