Here is a working list of some thought-provoking documentaries that I have seen. Most of the documentaries will be accessible through Netflix. Enjoy!
- Orgasm, Inc – A documentary about the myth of “female sexual dysfunction” and how the pharmaceutical industry is taking advantage of women. On Netflix Instant.
- The Business of Being Born – A documentary about the medicalization of childbirth. This film follows multiple couples and a midwife while she is attending home births. Available on the website and on Netflix Instant.
- How to Survive a Plague – An incredibly moving documentary about the work and struggles of the AIDS activist coalitions ACT UP and TAG during the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s. On Netflix Instant.
- Poverty, Inc. – A documentary explores the history, paternalism, and problems within the global charity industry. On Netflix Instant.
Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris in her TEDMED talk “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime” – Explains the biological and psychological effects of “childhood adverse experiences” (including corporal punishment) https://youtu.be/95ovIJ3dsNk