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“Doing a documentary is about discovering, being open, learning, and following curiosity.” ―Spike Jonze
Making a Muderer
(2015) Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
Runtime: 1 season Rated: TV-14
This is the most addictive documentary I ever streamed. The filmmakers did an excellent thorough job covering this unbelievable, real-life, small-town story. This series is unique as well because it is a documentary made into a series format. Making a Murderer went viral went it first came out so if you haven’t watched it then I would highly suggest it. I heard it through the Netflix neighborhood that this crazy story is not over and season two will be coming out exclusively on Netflix.
(2015) Three part documentary series following the work of the Greater Manchester Police Serious Sexual Offences Unit, combined with the Major Investigation Team.
Runtime: 3 episodes Rated: TV-M
This documentary mini-series is not for the faint of heart. This is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world and it is a testament to the smart, tough, amazing people who do it. If you are a fan of true crime definitely watch these three episodes. This is the harsh reality of the world we live in.
Searching for Sugar Man
(2012) Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Runtime: 1h 26m Rated: TV-14
The story of Rodriguez is a truly powerful and uplifting example of how life can be stranger than fiction. Imagine finding out as a poor singer/songwriter that you have been as big as the Beatles in a far off land. The is an extraordinary journey filled with great music that finally spotlights a very talented, intriguing, humble artist.
(2016) As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.
Runtime: 4 episodes Rated: G
Cooked is not just about food, Cooked is about life. This doc explores the unbreakable bond between humans, food and the fusion that bring the two together…..Cooking! Earth, air, fire, and water are are the chefs as we travel the globe to understand the harmonious relationship between food and humans. Cooked is beautiful filmed with rich, real characters that delight and inform.