Can Documentaries Change The World? | Bigger Picture | Video Essay

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Can documentaries have powerful real-world impact? Blackfish nearly bankrupted Seaworld, Making A Murderer helped Brendan Dassey's case for innocence.... but is that really what happened?
In this Bigger Picture video essay, writer Eliz Mizon (@elizmizon) argues that documentaries start conversations, but they can't spark real change.
Catch these documentaries on Netflix UK/IE:
Making a Murderer (2015 - 18)
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020)
Blackfish (2013)
Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2019)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
La 92 (2017)
Becoming (2020)
Dirty Money (2018)
The Mind Explained (2019)
13th (2016)
Rising Phoenix (2020)
The Social Dilemma (2020)
My Octopus Teach (2020)
American Factory (2019)
Knock Down the House (2019)
Crip Camp (2020)
Disclosure (2020)
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Can Documentaries Change The World? | Bigger Picture | Video Essay
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Fd Df
Fd Df 12 dögum síðan
9/11
Twinsjna perfectphysique
Twinsjna perfectphysique 13 dögum síðan
Thrive Movement would be great on Netflix
Bear Thompson
Bear Thompson 16 dögum síðan
This is really interesting and powerful thank you
David Treacy
David Treacy 17 dögum síðan
I know this is an advert for Netflix documentaries, but it’s a shame you didn’t mention Planet Earth 2. It lit the fire of consciousness about our destruction of our environment and spurred on an anti plastic movement. It was credited with laws in the UK that were passed preventing some single use plastics like straws and got people to double think their own purchases. So yes, in this example, documentaries can bring lasting change.
SirRodericSpode
SirRodericSpode 17 dögum síðan
Great mini doc Liz! I really need to get around to watching the social dilemma.
October Jones
October Jones 18 dögum síðan
Yes but people also need to do additional research on different topics *Don't just go off of 1 source of information*
Ella L.
Ella L. 18 dögum síðan
Great Video/Analysis! I love (well-made) documentaries (definitely one of my favourite genres) and I do find them important.
SirRodericSpode
SirRodericSpode 17 dögum síðan
@Netflix UK & Ireland It is good to go back and watch the documentaries made before and during the war, by British Pathe and US Nation Archives. I recommend "A welcome to Britain, 1943" on ISpost.
Netflix UK & Ireland
Netflix UK & Ireland 18 dögum síðan
@Ella L. *adds to watchlist*
Ella L.
Ella L. 18 dögum síðan
@Netflix UK & Ireland Gosh... there are so many... anything from David Attenborough (or any animal/nature documentary, really), Unsolved Mysteries, I Am a Killer, Cowspiracy, Ikarus, What the Health, The Game Changers, The Social Dilemma, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Athlete A, Diana: In Her Own Words, Surviving R. Kelly, Murder to Mercy: The Cynthia Brown Story, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, Lenox Hill, The Story of Diana,... and there are still so many I haven't watched yet!
Netflix UK & Ireland
Netflix UK & Ireland 18 dögum síðan
Which ones do you recommend? 👀
Jesse
Jesse 18 dögum síðan
The Social Dilemma changed my way of life. Everyone should watch it.
Kent Lopez
Kent Lopez 17 dögum síðan
This one still has me shocked how my celular phone is to me is more addicting then any drug a crack head takes on a daily basis.
TopNotchAdvice
TopNotchAdvice 18 dögum síðan
Please do the Zodiac Documentary whilst most people from the event still exist
TopNotchAdvice
TopNotchAdvice 18 dögum síðan
Well I really liked “the ripper” documentary I was so immersed to the timeline and the shock it was amazing.... Hoping for more documentaries ...
gabriella berman
gabriella berman 18 dögum síðan
Tiger King left out lots about the abuse the animal endured at the hands of Joe Exotic, so the public loved him. One sided documentaries can do so much more harm than good
SirRodericSpode
SirRodericSpode 17 dögum síðan
Ok Gabriella, or should I say Carol Baskin?! Ha... Found you out!
October Jones
October Jones 18 dögum síðan
Public loved him as much as they love watching a car crash. His personality was a trainwreck in action. Even if they showed the abuse which they did (very) briefly mention people would still take to him because he was a mess, and entertaining to watch. What harm did his documentary do? His animals were taken in, his zoo is gone and he is in jail. What are your feelings on blackfish or 13, did that do more harm than good?
sjvlecwokrtqamp
sjvlecwokrtqamp 18 dögum síðan
Most Netflix ''documentaries'' are very biased and one-sided. Watch them with a grain of salt.
mccarraa
mccarraa 18 dögum síðan
It wake people up
Sam Wood
Sam Wood 18 dögum síðan
Knowledge is power. Documentaries get people talking about important issues. The more we talk about these, I think that we can all become part of positive changes. Power to the people! 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Tommy
Tommy 18 dögum síðan
Y
Kaiz Shaw
Kaiz Shaw 18 dögum síðan
Hi
Jamezzz 003
Jamezzz 003 18 dögum síðan
Well yes but actually no
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