Learning never ends, and I take that idea very seriously.
I’m always searching for new articles, books, videos, and lectures, documentaries on the internet to expand my understanding of the world and how it works.
Documentaries are informative, due the investigative nature of producing them, doccies have depth in certain topics.
The following is a list of documentaries I watched for 2019:
- The Two Popes – This is a Netflix biographical drama film about the behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
- Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates – Another Nextflix doccie, This three-part docuseries explores the mind and motivations of the celebrated tech visionary, business leader and philanthropist.
- Mississippi’s War: Slavery and Secession – State’s Rights vs Slavery? What was the motivating factor that led to the conflict? Examine the reasons behind Mississippi’s decision to secede from the United States, and the ramifications that action had on its citizens.
- What Killed Arafat? – In this major investigation, Al Jazeera reveals new evidence suggesting Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.
- When They See Us – In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated.
Rwanda – 25 years after the genocide – In 1994, Hutu militias slaughtered over 800,000 people, most of them from the Tutsi minority. Alain Gauthier and his wife Dafroza are trying to bring those hiding in Europe to justice.