Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Remaining Sane With Netflix's Documentary Collection

Winter Break, while much appreciated for being the stress free time between semesters, can be rather dull. With little to do after the holidays and a flight that doesn't leave until the 19th I find myself looking for entertaining, and preferably productive, ways to pass the time. I have been reading, playing my recently acquired Wii U, and watching plenty of Netflix. While none of these are especially productive in their own right I have been trying to shift my Netflix binging from TV shows to more informative films. I have found that Netflix has a pretty good online selection of recent documentaries. They have plenty of poorly made docs to offset the quality ones, but with a bit of browsing one can find a plethora of interesting films on a variety of topics. A good documentary can be both entertaining and enlightening during a couple weeks of mental decline and relaxation
. Here's a list of what I have watched recently on Netflix and what I plan on watching soon. I haven't watched everything listed over break, but I would recommend any of them.

Watched:
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Urbanized
Reel Injun
Please Vote for me
Blackfish
Indie Game
A Band Called Death
Salute
Miss Representation
The Interrupters
Hot Coffee
Forks Over Knives
Objectified
The People vs George Lucas
GasLand
The Black Power Mixtape
Sing Your Song


To Watch:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The Other F Word
Dear Zachary
The Central Park 5
The House I Live In
Man on Wire
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Knuckleball
Burma VJ
An Unreasonable Man
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
Detropia
Blank City
and many others eventually

-Peter