Netflix has shown us its production skills in movies and series but on its platform, you can find many documentaries you can watch. Here’s a list to begin with!
Conversation With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)
The most famous serial killer who shook America’s core with his monstrous crimes and his arrogance, said a lot of things before he died on the death penalty. If you’re interested in mystery, crimes, and everything that comes with them, you should watch this documentary. It describes the tragic story of the ’60s and ’70s that had every American citizen watching anxiously the development of Ted Bundy’s trial.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020)
Another thrilling documentary about one of America’s most rich and successful men. But little did we know about his filthy actions. Jeffrey Epstein was a financer and was friends with many political people, such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. In 2005 the police of Palm Beach began investigations on him after a parent complained that he had abused their 14-year-old daughter. He pleaded guilty in 2008 and served almost 13 months. But the nightmare didn’t end there. In 2019 he was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York. He died in his jail cell on August 10 by suicide. In this documentary, we watch some of the abused women who tell their tragic stories about their experiences with Epstein and other political faces.
Period. End of Sentence. (2018)
This short documentary film is about a sexual revolution in India lead by women. Menstruation is taboo in India, men don’t even know what it is and women have never seen a pad before. So a group of women in Hapur decides to learn how to use a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable pads and sells them to other women at affordable prices. The film has won several awards, including the Academy Award in the 91st Academy Awards.
What Happened Miss Simone? (2015)
We all know Nina Simone and if you don’t know her, you surely know her songs. Nina Simone was an extremely skillful jazz singer and piano player, who fought for African-American rights in the 60s and 70s. She was one of Martin Luther King’s supporters and was devastated after his death because he was the hope of the African-American community. The film includes her early life in her poor family, her troubled marriage, her motherhood, and her fights against the American injustice system.
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