Documentary movies are the best way to peak at the behind the scenes of some most significant events in the world. Documentaries are important to shed light at what has happened in a real-life event. There are many types of documentaries, and most documentaries are a tool to educate people about a particular event. On ‘On Demand’ we have shared many kinds of article, but in this article, we will share some really outstanding documentaries that you can watch online.
Best Documentaries to Watch Online
City of Joy
The city of Joy is a Netflix original documentary which is based on a group of women from the African nation Democratic Republic of Congo. The documentary follows the foundation of a community called ‘City of Joy’ which empowers women who are the victim of the nasty war that is going on in the DRC. At the City of Joy, women are taught to turn their pain onto their power. They are reminded how beautiful they are and they still are human. This is a beautiful documentary which captures how small act of kindness and condolences can make a huge difference in a person’s life.
You can watch the City of Joy on Netflix.
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro is based on an unfinished book by James Baldwin. He died before he could finish the book ‘Remember This House.’ Raoul Peck directed this documentary film. I Am Not Your Negro explores the history of racism in the USA through James Baldwin notes and remarks which he made during writing the book. The documentary was released in 2016 and is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The movie went on to won many prestigious awards like British Academy Film Awards, Australian Film Critics Association award, and International Documentary Association awards.
I Am Not Your Negro is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer is an American true crime docuseries on Netflix. This series is based on a real-life story of Steven Avery who was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit and spend 18 years in the prison. After getting released in 2003, he filed a law suit against the county for wrongfully convicting him. But he soon finds him and his nephew Brendan Dassey behind the bar again in 2005 for a murder charge of a 25 years photographers.
This documentary was shot in a span of 10 years, and it shows the conviction to multiple appeals. This 2 season series attracted many eyeballs around the world. One great example of that is in December 2015 the White House had received more than 500, 000 signature petition to pardon Avery.
Making a Murderer won multiple awards from many different reputable platforms. The most notable award is the Primetime Emmy Awards. You can stream all two seasons on Netflix.
Period. End of Sentence.
Period. End of Sentence. is a 2018 Netflix documentary series based on Indian women. This short film is based on a group of women from rural India. A low-cost sanitary pad machine establishes in their neighborhood, and the group of women learns how to operate the machine and sell them to girls and women. The movie shows how a machine empowers women financially and also how the group educates people and other ladies on menstruation hygiene and tries to combat the taboo around menstruation in India.
Period. End of Sentence. won many awards most notable Oscar award in the category of ‘Best Short Documentary.’ This is probably the only documentary from Netflix to win an Oscar award.
These are all the best documentary films and series you can stream online. I personally love these documentaries and 100% recommend them.