Become an Activist – Documentary Binge

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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. Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 5.01.30 PM

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. Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 4.54.22 PM

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? 

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  1. I too, believe knowledge is power in many cases the most intelectual individuals are the ones most likely to be the first to accept and adapt to change.

    For the Bible Tells Me So, an exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality

    Fish Out of Water, a documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.

    An Inconvenient Truth and The 11th Hour, both about climate change and global warming.

    Building the Machine, a documentary on the Common Core Cirriculum.

    Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism

    All really good documentaries, though I cannot promise these still are on, or were on Netflix.

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