Netflix Social & Cultural Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Social & Cultural Documentaries movies and series. 305 titles were found.

NOVA: Himalayan Megaquake
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal in April 2015. Scientists race to calculate the impact and devise ways to mitigate future disasters.
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July 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
Recovery Boys
In a region ravaged by opioid abuse, four young men in a farming-based rehab forge a bond as they try to reinvent their lives after years of addiction.
June 29, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 89 minutes
The Last Laugh
Comedians, writers and entertainment icons discuss whether it's ever permissible to joke about horrible tragedies like the Holocaust, AIDS and 9/11.
June 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
This Is the Life
Examine how the group of alternative hip-hop artists known as the Good Lifers started a movement and created a robust, progressive musical community.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2008 | 97 minutes
Democrats
After Zimbabwe's disputed 2008 election results, political enemies are asked to write a new constitution and save their country from a bleak future.
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June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 99 minutes
Social Fabric
Clothing designer Kyle Ng takes viewers on a series of eye-opening quests to learn about streetwear staples and fashion trends around the world.
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June 20, 2018 | Show | 2017
Breaking Free
One filmmaker’s quest to expose the human rights violations faced by India’s LGBTQ community was a project of passion seven years in the making.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
Cutie and the Boxer
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the symbiotic relationship of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 81 minutes
Jihad: A Story of the Others
Seeking to understand what motivates jihadists in the West, Deeyah Khan speaks to Muslims who embraced -- and later renounced -- violent extremism.
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June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 49 minutes
White Right: Meeting the Enemy
To many, white supremacists embody hate in its purest form. One filmmaker decides to look past the rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.
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June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 55 minutes
Terms and Conditions May Apply
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, this timely documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age.
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 80 minutes
He Named Me Malala
This documentary tells the story of a teenage Pakistani girl shot for her advocacy of women's education, her survival, and her continued efforts.
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 88 minutes
Making Fun: The Story of Funko
"Pop culture purveyor" Funko started in a garage in 1998. Today its vinyl figures are beloved worldwide, and the company credits fans for its success.
May 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
Survivors Guide to Prison
Former inmates, officers and celebrities critique the U.S. prison system in this documentary packaged as a how-to handbook for the incarcerated.
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May 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 102 minutes
Explained
This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
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May 23, 2018 | Show | 2018
City of God: 10 Years Later
A decade after the seminal Brazilian film "City of God," this documentary reunites some of the cast and crew to find out what paths their lives took.
May 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 68 minutes
The Carter Effect
Featuring eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, this documentary takes an in-depth look at his impact on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 60 minutes
Coffee for All
In Naples, Buenos Aires and New York, people reflect on the Neapolitan tradition of "suspended coffee" and how it changed their lives.
May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 69 minutes
Jewel's Catch One
The story of famed L.A. nightclub Catch One and owner Jewel Thais-Williams, who defied all odds and provided a safe space for black LGBT communities.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
Farewell Ferris Wheel
From the perspective of both owners and migrant workers, this visually rich documentary offers a nuanced look into the U.S. carnival industry.
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April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 56 minutes
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Al Hayba
In a village by the Lebanon-Syria border, the head of an arms-smuggling clan contends with family conflicts, power struggles and complicated love.
Inside the Freemasons
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
The Third Man
After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry's life.