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Three Documentaries Worth Watching

I subscribed to Netflix’s Instant Stream for just one month and came across some intriguing documentaries that are worth looking into. Here’s three that resonated within me long after I finished watching them:

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is a historical documentary that focuses on a public housing development (called Pruitt-Igoe). Built in the mid 1950s in St. Louis, Missouri, the buildings seemed to offer hope and a place called home for those who were dependent on the state (poverty was one of the main reasons). What began as a dream turned into a nightmare for many, as the buildings soon became a cesspool for violence and other dangerous activities. The historic video clips of the buildings and recent interviews from people who once lived there are memorable. These images will probably stay with you long after the film ends.

The poster of The Power of Forgiveness may imply that the movie might focus on the Amish people, but that is only a small segment in a film full of surprises. The documentary interviews people from different backgrounds who experienced traumatic events, and many of them offer ideas and ways in how to forgive. Exploring forgiveness was eye-opening and may leave a viewer with some questions afterwards.

Flash back to 9/11. In Rebirth, several people are interviewed. They either lost someone on that day or were personally in the horrendous attacks. The catch? The film follows them over several years and how they cope with the aftermath of 9/11. How does a traumatic time of loss in the past affect their future? The stories presented here are unforgettable. If you’re looking for a 9/11 documentary specifically, 7 Days in September would be another documentary to watch to learn more about the events leading up to 9/11 and the days after.

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