Hey, guys! I’ve tried to keep myself busy over summer. However, there’s always time for a good old Netflix documentary. There have been some amazing documentaries on there that I’ve watched recently. So, I thought I’d share my favourite ones from this some with you lot.
Brave Miss World
This was such a heartbreaking documentary to watch but I couldn’t recommend it anymore. I hadn’t read too much about the documentary or the topic beforehand. So, I wasn’t really sure what I was to expect. But the documentary completely blew me away. Brave Miss World follows the story of a previous Miss World and how she know campaigns against rape after being raped a few days before she won the Miss World title. It was so upsetting to watch. The interview showed how her family copes with the rape when it happened and how she had dealt with it. As upsetting as it is, it’s definitely worth the watch.
I remember being pretty young when the news first broke the story about the murder of Meredith Kercher. However, it’s still one of the news stories that I remember hearing about. Probably because of the amount of media that surrounded the case and in particular, Amanda Knox. As I grew up and heard more things about this case, I was really interested in Knox and what had happened. This documentary has interviews with Amanda Knox herself and really intrigued me. It shows both sides of the case as well as the media involvement.
I feel like this is one documentary that most people would have watched by now. Regardless of that though it’s still one that I needed to put on the list. I couldn’t cope with Blackfish. Hearing about the treatment of orcas in SeaWorld did surprise me a bit but more than anything, it made me feel so bad for those animals. It was uncomfortable to watch because you could see how badly that they were treated. However, I still do think that it’s an important documentary to watch. The documentary covers the three deaths caused by Tilikum and the events leading up to the deaths.
Another heartbreaking documentary that was originally aired on BBC4. India’s Daughter follows the rape culture in India. In particular, the follows the story of Jyoti Singh who was murdered after a gang rape in Delhi. I ended up feeling angry, disgusted and extremely worried after watching this. This state that India is in terrifies me and makes me so worried about the women who live there. It’s a heart-wrenching documentary to watch.
There are so many documentaries on Netflix but these are just my favourites out of the ones that I’ve watched so far. I’d love to know if you guys have any other recommendations on documentaries you think I might enjoy. Let me know in the comments.