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Our Planet (2019) – Created by the same team responsible for BBC’s Planet Earth series, “Our Planet” is Netflix’s first foray into the nature documentary genre.  Sir David Attenborough narrates the eight-part docuseries, making it feel like a natural extension of the original films.  Shot in 50 countries over four years, the series honors the wildlife on Earth through amazing footage while bringing to light the effects that humans have had on the planet, and what is needed to combat climate change.

Available on Netflix.

 

Do You Trust This Computer? (2018) – ” Do You Trust This Computer?” discusses the potential outcomes — both positive and negative — related to our growing dependence on technology — specifically the rise of artificial intelligence.  It includes a host of prominent futurists including Elon Musk, who strongly promoted the film’s release by sponsoring free streaming for a limited time on Vimeo and Ray Kurzweil, a strong proponent of the transhumanism movement.

Available on Amazon Prime.

 

Before the Flood (2016) – Mostly remembered as “that climate change documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio,” “Before the Flood” explores the impacts of global warming and what we can do to turn things around.  With a particular focus on why politicians and lobbyists continue to deny the effects of climate change — more relevant now than ever — it also covers alternative energy sources and the proposal of a carbon tax.  Where it succeeds is highlighting problems while suggesting workable solutions.

Available on Netflix.

 

Print the Legend (2014) – “Print the Legend” profiles the 3D printing industry.  Focusing on a range of businesses from small manufacturer to larger companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, and Printform, the documentary sheds light on how the industry has developed and the potential risks it’s encountering — namely 3D printed guns.

Available on Netflix.

 

Food, Inc. (2008) – There have been a lot of documentaries about the food industry and quite a few since “Food, Inc.” was released, but most just simply aren’t as good as this one.  Taking on corporate farming in the United States, “Food, Inc.” uncovers corruption in agribusiness to government policies put in place to protect corporations.  It concludes that the system is inhumane to both animals and employees within the industry, and unsustainable for the environment – something we’re much more aware of now, thanks in part to documentaries like this one.

Available on Hulu.

 

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