Netflix continues to amaze through its fiction shows. Who can match the commendable list of House of Cards, Sense 8, Black Mirror? While there’s always more on that front, Netflix’s documentaries are equally captivating and enlightening. If you are ready to be enthralled, here’s a list of top 5 Netflix documentaries that you should not miss.
White Helmets : As news of daily air strikes in Syria makes news, White Helmets capture the other reality of the war-stricken Syria. In the city of Aleppo, a group of men risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble as bombs continue to fall. The never-dying spirit of these live saviours is indomitable and Director Orlando von Einsiedel has captured that well. Kudos!
Abstract: The Art of Design: Eight different innovative designers give a sneak peek of how design impacts every aspect of life, every episode. Featuring different design aspects per episode like Illustration; Footwear Design; Stage Design; Architecture; Automotive Design; Graphic Design; Photography; Interior Design, the docu-series is a visual delight and extremely engaging.
13th: Taking its name from the 13th amendment of the American Constitution, this eye-opener documentary presents the economic history of slavery, and post-Civil War racist legislation and practices. For the American Blacks, the situation hasn’t changed much since their slavery days. Instead of being labelled slaves as in the earlier days, they are now being held up in prisons, and subjected to the same brutal treatment.
The Keepers: This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School teacher Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest, Father Joseph Maskell, accused of abuse. The documentary features personal accounts of Sister Catherine’s family, former students and former police personnel. A few days after the trailer released, the Baltimore Police exhumed Maskell’s body to get a DNA sample. If you love it too much, the good news is that the docuseries may return with another season.
The most hated woman in America: This biopic follows the controversial life of the outspoken atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, from her landmark court battles to her infamous abduction. Madalyn’s efforts led to a Supreme Court ruling banning official Bible readings in public schools. If you like to watch some controversial stuff, this is the documentary for you.
There goes a saying that truth is stranger than fiction. And these were five documentaries that prove just that. Still not satiated? There’s always more to explore on Netflix.