The Corona quarantine period has already entered its fourth week for millions of people. Anyone who has already watched all their favorite movies, series or albums and still doesn’t want to do a home workout can still feel comfortable on the couch and breathe fresh air in the quarantine program with the following documentaries.
“Earth at Night” (Netflix)
Land at Night presents unique scenes of nature and animals at night. With the help of special night vision cameras, filmmakers were able to gain new impressions of nature for the first time, which in some cases even surpassed the previous state of science. This documentary is perfect as an evening program before bed!
“Searching for Sugar Man” (Amazon Prime)
This story is so incredible that you might think it never happened. I don’t know how many times I’ve recommended this documentary, but I will definitively do it again. How can anyone be a star without knowing it? And what political impact can music have? Searching for Sugar Man finds answers, but also leaves viewers with the question: Why do good things always fail because of greed? More cannot be revealed.
The Making of a Killer (Netflix)
This is not a documentary about “someone is innocent in prison”. Making a Murderer is a documentary series about a 2005 brutal murder case in the United States that is said to be Stephen Avery and his nephew Brendan Dacey stuck with it. But the two’s alleged guilt rightly becomes more questionable with each episode, as the series paints a harrowing picture of the American judiciary. The Making of a Killer tells a story that has sparked indignation, and not without reason, a heated debate in the United States.
“The Great Hack” (Netflix)
“The Great Hack” deals with the scandal surrounding Facebook and the big data company Cambridge Analytica. Since anything with dates seems complicated and the documentary explains the topic much better than I ever would have done, I’m just going to state what’s so shocking about this story:The Great Hack” reveals in a detailed and understandable way how much and how much data Cambridge Analytica has illegally collected in order to use it for sophisticated sales strategies. Combined with a massive campaign, millions of Facebook users can then be addressed privately and in person, which is said to have ultimately led to The US elections and the Brexit policy were severely affected.
“A Breath of Fresh Air in Congress” (Netflix)
This documentary tells the story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat politician who grew up in the Bronx, New York City, to Puerto Rican parents and worked as a waiter prior to her political career. She’s an impressive woman who really does stir up the US Congress with the necessary bite and a good dose of quick wit. New Winds in Congress shows that perseverance pays off and that politics should not be the work of academics alone. 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the heart of many with her pointy and persistent questions, which is why she has become the ultimate political pop star.
Fyre Festival – The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)
Abundance is rarely good. This is perhaps the most appropriate conclusion that can be drawn from this documentary. Your presence It follows a “luxury” festival scam created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule just to promote their music app. The Fyre Festival tells the story of a foolish plan that backfired badly.
An entertaining and open-ended journey by an environmental expert who explores the impact of livestock farming on the environment and ecosystem of organizations. In this context, “Cowspiracy” addresses various environmental problems, such as global warming, water consumption, rainforest deforestation and ocean mortality, and reveals to what extent livestock farming is the main source of the problem.
“Our Earth 2” (Amazon Prime)
Anyone who has seen “Our Earth 2” will ask themselves: How can you get such amazing shots of animals? This documentary showcases a variety of animals and, above all, the charming lead actors and intimate moments of nature. Overall, “Our Earth 2” is better told than any nature documentary.
“Man on a Wire” (Amazon Prime)
This documentary won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. “Man on a Wire” is about the most ingenious stunt ever of French tightrope dancer Philippe Petit. In 1974, he ran a thin wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center as he balanced back and forth. The documentary tells the amazing story behind this stunt and everything that happened to make this project ever succeed.
The Disappearance of Maddie McCann (Netflix)
The disappearance of the then four-year-old British lady Maddie McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal, spread around the world in 2007. The bitter struggle waged by her parents, who tried every possible means to find their daughter, did not lead to anything. The Disappearance of Maddie McCann is a documentary series that runs through the entire issue from start to finish – and after many nagging doubts ends with another particularly troubling one.
Honorable Mention: ‘Big Cats and Predators’ on Netflix – Here’s our review of the ‘Tiger King’ documentary.