Documentaries and Movies can be a powerful way to explore different worldviews. Change one’s thinking, mirror societal issues, shape perspectives, and create new cultures. Documentaries get to the deep end to know what, when, where, and why things are currently as they are.
Here are five documentaries that will surely provoke your way of thinking:
Inside Job- Rated at 8.1
Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film directed by Charles Ferguson about the late-2000s financial crisis. The film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the crisis. It features interviews with financial experts and insiders, as well as archival footage.
Inside Job also explores the role of the rating agencies in the crisis. Inside Job was a critical and commercial success. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011.
The Social Dilemma- Rated at 7.3
The Social Dilemma is a 2020 film directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. The documentary examines how social media’s design nurtures addiction to maximize profit, and its ability to manipulate people’s views, emotions, and behavior and spread conspiracy theories and disinformation.
It examines social media’s effect on mental health, in particular, the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates.
Dirty Money – Rated 7.7
Dirty Money is an original documentary series that tells stories of corporate corruption, securities fraud, and creative accounting. The show’s executive producers include Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney.
Each episode focuses on one example of corporate corruption and includes interviews with key players in each story.
Heal – Rated at 6.6
Heal is a 2017 film that explores the power of the mind-body connection and its potential to heal disease.
The film follows several people who have used different mind-body techniques, such as energy healing, to overcome chronic illness.
The film is directed by Kelly Noonan Gores and features interviews with scientists, doctors, and people who have experienced healing through mind-body techniques.
It also explores scientific research on the mind-body connection, which suggests that our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs can have a significant impact on our health.
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Seaspiracy – Rated at 7.2
Seaspiracy is a 2021 Netflix documentary directed by Ali Tabrizi, which explores the environmental impact of commercial fishing. The film argues that industrial fishing is a major contributor to climate change, overfishing, and the destruction of marine ecosystems.
Seaspiracy has been praised for its eye-opening revelations and its call to action for consumers to reduce or eliminate their consumption of seafood. However, the film has also been criticized for its lack of scientific rigor and its reliance on anecdotal evidence.
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The ratings are according to Internet Movie Database (IMDb).