My interest in documentaries and podcasting has been increasing lately, so thought of making my documentary Recommendation list.
For Those of you who don’t know about the Fyre festival. It was the biggest music festival that never happened. It was supposed to happen at Pablo Escobar’s island and then the venue changed to Exuma private island. Billy Mc Farland (founder) along with Ja Rule (rapper) scammed a whole bunch of people into buying tickets for this exuberant music festival that never happened.
This is exactly the right documentary about the social media age and the so-called influencers. How a specific guy took advantage of the whole absurdity in order to make a profit and turned out to be a huge crook, taking full exploitation of the morons who are so into the lifestyle of the 21st century.
Ear Buds The Podcasting Documentary this all about podcasting, as a huge podcasting fan (I spend a day at least an hour or 2 listening to podcasts) this was an eye-opener for me as the how big is podcasting industry today is and how bigger it would get in the future.
A documentary exploring the deep personal connection between podcasters and fans that don’t exist in any other medium.
A Documentary About the Important Things: as someone who is fond of living a lifestyle of minimalism (at least I try to). buying things just to get more social acceptance is something we are all guilty of, this documentary reverse engineered my thinking of how might my life be better with less?
A feature-length health documentary from the makers of Cowspiracy, the documentary follows the journey of Kip Andersen, as Kip uncovers the truth behind highly processed industrial animal foods on their impact on our personal health and the greater community,
It gives a perspective on why health organizations continue to promote this dominant industry, despite countless research showing the inimical effects of these products on our health.
The documentary follows the very disturbing, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly finds a path to the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and a way to sustainability.
The answers are so disturbing that they made me question my food choices (being a nonvegetarian) it’s a rare film that had an immediate impact on my behavior. Basically, the film asks “how much does animal farming impacts global warming and pollution problems?” And the answer is, more than cars, planes, trucks, and all other transportation combined, or maybe it’s a lot more based on what metrics you use.
The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet exploring the dark side of the fashion Industry and how it exploits the poor and makes billions out of it (I always thought its the Apple and Amazon of tech who exploits labor but shocked to find out it is worse in the fashion industry), paying cheap labor. where the laborers don’t have any power to bargain for more.
I have seen many documentaries, but when it comes to human exploitation this is by far the most question arising documentary I have ever seen.
There have been a number of documentaries on the health disaster that is the all-American diet but forks over knives point out a different narrative. Lee Fulkerson’s (Director/Writer)”Forks Over Knives” makes the case that simply switching from an animal-based diet to a plant-based one is the best thing that one can do not only for himself but also for the planet.
Much of the documentary focuses on the work of Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn and Colin Campbell researched the health effects of foods over the years. It is no surprise that the increased processing of foods after World War 2 led to more heart disease and cancer.
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