These 13 Powerful Docs on Netflix About Equal Rights Will Open Your Mind
Tuning into politics has become an emotionally exhausting and daunting task, the news becoming a daily hellscape of sorts. For instance, many are deeply uneasy about how similar the world has become to that of Margaret Atwood's Gilead in The Handmaid's Tale. No easy solutions will come from thin air, of course. But while we can't change entire institutions, it's possible to educate ourselves about issues affecting women, people of colour, the LGBT community, and so on. One small, but meaningful way to learn more about civil rights is by hearing what scholars, organisers, and artists have to say about the world. Netflix is a trove of informative documentaries about social activism, and while one click won't solve all of our problems, it can at least heighten awareness of them.
Scroll ahead to check out the streaming nonfiction movies worth your time, from Seeing Allred, an exploration of the life of women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, to 13th, Ava DuVernay's powerful project about race and mass incarceration.