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Suggested Documentaries

If you have not caught it in previous blogs, my husband and I do not own a TV…  by choice.  I know, I know, how un-American!  How do we watch the news?  How do we watch The Voice?


Truth be told, I don’t like the news anyway.  It’s my opinion that most TV stations are ratings-driven media bullies who will say and sell anything for a buck.  And to me, reality TV is a huge issue in today’s society.

My husband mostly agrees with me and for our viewing pleasure, we usually turn to the internet for cheap entertainment.

Now that I’ve pushed my position on the public (does that make me a hypocrite?), there are a few videos that I’d like to share with you.  As I’ve been training for my races, I’ve found numerous documentaries that have truly been worthwhile to see.

On Netflix (which is much cheaper that cable or dish), they have a series of TED talks covering many facets of today’s food industry and the growing concerns surrounding the topic.  They are about 20 minutes in length each.  Some I found very informative and others I skipped on by.

Here is the link:  Netflix

I have also enjoyed watching a few full-length documentaries on Netflix as well.   There are many ideas and political positions within these films.  But I will say, they all get you thinking in terms of how the daily choices you make effect your future as well as the Earth’s future.

Many of these movies can be seen on Hulu and YouTube as well as Netflix.  And don’t forget about your local library!

Here are some of my favorites.

  • Forks Over Knives
  • Hungry for Change
  • Food Fight
  • Ingredients
  • Killer at Large

And these are on my list to watch.

  • Super Size Me
  • Food, Inc.
  • King Corn
  • Food Beware

If there are other’s out there that you think I would enjoy, let me know!