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I was never a huge fan of watching documentaries when I was younger. To be honest Bowling for Columbine was the first activist type documentary that I saw, which is an extreme one for your first. I'm an emotional person already, I cry during commercials and the news. If I were the richest person on the planet it would all go to fighting causes. For all the animals, humans and nature in the world.
You'll get an in-depth look into something you didn't know about before. Whether that's the plastic island or the way people are strategically placed in legislative positions in order to push through or stop policies from happening to benefit big industry. You may look at the food you eat differently or even the way you travel. Knowledge is a powerful thing and we should try to learn as much as we can. Knowledge starts movements of change.
I have a huge list of documentaries on my list to watch. Some of my favorite ones that I've watched recently include, Food, Inc., Plastic Island, and Blackfish. It seems like there are a lot of documentaries coming about about food lately. With the huge surge in children's allergies and consumers becoming more concerned about what is in their food, people are becoming more educated on the matter.
You can also watch TED Talks on Netflix. If you haven't heard of TED Talks, they are power talks on topics ranging from science to global issues. They are fantastic forward thinking talks. You can get the older kids involved in learning about new places and causes. Educating our future generations on issues that are currently plaguing our country will help them understand that they are the change we need to fix those issues.
What are some of your favorite documentaries that have made you an activist for the cause?