These Five Documentaries Will Change Your Life
If you are looking for new films to watch, check out these five documentaries. Personally, each one of these movies had a significant impact on my life. Moreover, I am confident these films will also strike a chord with you whether it is from a political, human rights, or even a psychology standpoint. Maybe after watching these five life-changing documentaries, you will never be the same person again. The main topics are; psychology, human rights, political activism, fashion, and medicine. Let us know what your all-time favorite documentary in the comments below is!
Edward Snowden, an ex-employee at the NSA decided to expose the agency’s wrongful practices which included unlawful spying on millions of Americans. Snowden chose to get in touch with filmmaker Laura Poitras to document everything he went through. The documentary is compelling, scary, and emotional. The audience gets to see the emotions on Edward’s face as he fights for the rights of millions of people. The film also introduces us to amazing people such as Glenn Greenwald. It exposes many flaws in the political and judicial system when it comes to whistleblowers and even journalists. You can find Citizenfour on iTunes, Amazon Video and HBO.
The True Cost
Often we buy clothing items without knowing where they come from. On a Forever 21 or H&M tag, it might say “Made in Bangladesh” or “Made in Cambodia,” but why does that mean? This documentary reveals how fast fashion corporations take advantage of human lives in developing countries. Workers are underpaid, overworked and put in dangerous working conditions. The True Cost also exposes the danger fast fashion has on the environment on and off American soil. However, the film does bring up alternatives and solutions to this epidemic. Granted, you will never shop the same after watching this - which is a good thing.You can stream The True Cost on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Video or download it directly from the creators’ website here,
The Man With The Seven Second Memory
In this documentary, we are taken into the life of Clive Wearing, a man with an extreme case of amnesia. He can have a normal conversation with anyone, and in 7 seconds, he will immediately forget it. “I have never met this person in my life.”, He says to his children. This may seem like an emotional documentary to watch, and it is. However, there are specific things that Clive Wearing have not forgotten, making his medical case even more fascinating. A story that reminds people to not take simple things for granted. This medical documentary is available on Youtube.
Searching for the Secret of Happiness
Three people go on on a search to find happiness by enrolling in a workshop with Oxford psychologist, Dr. Robert Holden. Their joy (and in some cases brain) is assessed after each week to see their progress. The documentary explores ways in which people can achieve happiness. Watching this, you will realize that sadness does not last forever and that our brain can change if we change a particular behavior. This movie has beautiful work and narration that’ll make you look at your life and reevaluate some things for the sake of your happiness. To watch the How to Be Happy documentary, go to Youtube.
Bulgaria's Abandoned Children
Filmmaker Kate Blewett went to a remote village in Bulgaria where children with disabilities were put in an intuition. Blewett witnessed cases of neglect and physical abuse. In the beginning, the film is tough to watch, but as it progresses, the audience starts to connect with the children. Also, an international outcry changes the outcomes of the lives of many of the institutionalized children. It is emotional, it is eye-opening, and the end is worth the watch. You can watch Bulgaria's Abandoned Children on Youtube.Need more inspiration? Read more inspirational articles here.SaveSave