by Deborah A. Bailey
In the middle of everything else I’m up to, I also have a very crowded Netflix queue.
There are a ton of shows that I’m going to binge-watch one day…when I get around to it.
But what I really enjoy are the documentaries. It’s so easy to get caught up in only exposing yourself to business books, webinars, interviews, podcasts – I’m as guilty of that as the next person. But it doesn’t hurt to take a break from all that and watch something that isn’t about business.
(Note: These docs were available on Netflix as of the date of this post.)
Want to add a few docs to your queue? Start with these:
Follows boxer Claressa Shields during her quest for her first gold medal in the London Olympics. Really down-to-earth look at a young woman on a mission to change her life and the lives of those around her. (She recently won her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics.)
A Ballerina’s Tale
Intimate and inspirational portrait of principal ballerina, Misty Copeland. I came away with a new respect for the physical demands of being a ballet dancer. There’s a lot of work and sacrifice behind the scenes. I originally saw this on a PBS station, but this version has about 30 additional minutes.
In the Shadow of the Moon
Includes candid interviews with some of the astronauts from the Apollo space program. You don’t have to be a sci-fi fan (or a scientist) to enjoy it.
That Gal…Who Was In That Thing: That Guy 2
Fascinating documentary about the challenges faced by female character actresses in Hollywood. You’ll see a lot of familiar faces. As a Law & Order fan girl, I recognized a lot of them from episodes on the various L&O franchises.
What happens when one day, a man is able to see all kinds of beings around him. Is he insane or has he tapped into another dimension? Lots of questions here about the meaning of life but it never gets preachy or “woo woo.” It leaves you with a lot to ponder and gives hope that average, everyday people can change things for the better.