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12 Documentaries For 2017

12 Documentaries For 2017


We’re kicking off 2017 with a documentary list (similar to our reading list) with content that will expand our worldview, satisfy our general curiosity and drive our inspiration. Follow as we make our way through and help us update the list with recs via twitter!
  1. Pumping Iron
    1. This 1977 documentary follows the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger on his pursuit of his sixth bodybuilding title for Mr. Olypia. It will definitely motivate you to make and keep your fitness and health resolutions!
  2. 13th
    1. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
  3. Weiner
    1. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) runs for mayor of New York in 2013, but a new sex scandal ruins his attempt at a political comeback.
  4. Lunchline
    1. Takes a new look at the school lunch program by exploring its past, current challenges and opportunities for the future.
  5. The Eagle Huntress
    1. Follows Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
  6. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman
    1. Tells the story of the company behind Wallace & Gromit (a favorite series growing up!)
  7. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
    1. Documents the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and his artistic process as he prepares for a museum exhibition.
  8. Darwin’s Nightmare
    1. Hubert Sauper's Oscar-nominated documentary about the Nile perch, a species introduced into Lake Victoria as an experiment in the sixties. Since then, the fish has not only wiped out the lake's other marine life, but also has a tendency to consume its own young. Unfortunately, the Nile perch is also the region's most profitable export. Everyone with a stake in the market downplays the ecological disaster.
  9. Tales by Light
    1. Features some of the best nature, culture, travel, and adventure photographers and offers a unique viewing experience into the stories behind different photos. 
  10. The Fear of 13
    1. The interview of a man who’s been on death row for 20 years. 
  11. Rock and a Hard Place
    1. Produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this film follows a group of incarcerated young people who are granted the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Boot Camp Program.
  12. Maru
    1. Film chronicling the first ascent of the "Shark's Fin" route on Meru Peak in the Indian Himalayas.


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