23 January 2017

3 Netflix Documentaries to Challenge You

There have been some really good documentaries on Netflix I have been watching over the last few weeks.

Here are three that I have found particularly eye-opening and have challenged me.

The True Cost

Over the last years, there has been much more talk on ethical fashion and what does it mean to make ethical choices for our clothing purchases. This documentary opens up the tragic reality of millions of people around the globe who work in sweat shops for low-cost high fashion for the western world.

It was helpful for me in understanding something I've heard about before but never have consciously looked into.


It is clear that in 2017 in the United States racism and racial injustice are still very much a problem and rampant sin. 
This is one of the best documentaries I have seen. It was heartbreakingly sad and eye opening all in one.

The film takes an in-depth look at our nation's dark history of racial injustice and slavery. It also draws connections to our current criminal justice system, hugely over-crowded prisons, and out-of-balance drug laws that more often than not seem to target people of color.
It is unsettling and compelling. But watch it.

The Propaganda Game

This is a video-style 2015 documentary was created by a foreign filmmaker who visits North Korea and thoroughly examines the country's propaganda machine.

North Korea is the most secretive country in the world today. It gives such a compelling look into what life is like for the North Korea people. They really are living in a cult, it is mind blowing to think so man millions of people are living this way; with nor rights, freedom, or personal voice.

I am telling everybody to watch it (even the teens in youth ministry) because it is that good. By the end of the movie, for a minute I was questioning could life really be so bad? It looks not that bad...well that's good their propaganda machine is.

Do you have any good suggestions on films or documentaries to watch?

Have you ever watched any that changed your perspective or broadened your personal views?

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  1. After reading this post, my husband and I watched The Propoganda Game. And you're right - it really leaves us questioning! So fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. These sound really intriguing! I read some books on the ethics (and lack of them) in the fashion industry when I was in college and paying attention to where we spend our money and how companies source their materials and treat their workers has been something I think about when shopping ever since!


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