The Next Black
3-D printed clothes, health-monitoring sportswear, and bacteria-grown fabric, oh my! Short, insightful, and conveniently available on YouTube, we were drawn to The Next Black for its spotlighting of designers and manufacturers on the forefront of innovation, creating the future of fashion.
Mostly Human: Silicon Valley's Secret
From the Forbes List to Time’s 100 Most Influential People, the lauded and revered success of CEOs have become ubiquitous. However, we know that the pressures of success come with a cost. In Mostly Human, Laurie Segall explores the many cases of depression and suicide of Silicon Valley moguls in this eye-opening CNN docuseries.
There are many documentaries on food production, marketing, and farming, but Tomorrow is one of the rare few that focuses on the solutions rather than just the challenges facing us today. Just released in April 2017, this film makes us aware of those who persist in promoting sustainability and who are using their creativity to create environmentally conscious businesses and promote sustainable and socially beneficial practices.
Life in a Day
On July 24th 2010, 80,000 people from around the world documented their life. 4,500 hours of footage were edited to a 90 minutes collage of 24 hours. Get ready to laugh, cry be touched and amazed by how we’re all interconnected in the net of life.
The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States."
In this Netflix series, renowned food journalist Michael Pollan explores the evolution of cooking from the lens of the four elements: earth, air, water, fire. Cooked reveals our primal human desire to cook, and encourages a return to the kitchen and reconnection to our food sources. Home cooking prevents needless packaged, processed, on-the-go foods, as well as provides a social atmosphere for communities. In the search for strategies that combine sustainability and social good, cooking is definitely top of the list, and Pollan’s series reveals the significance of this age-old practice.
In this docuseries, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a mind boggling journey through space and time to understand the secrets of our universe. Gaining a deeper understanding of our physical world can help us learn how to view the many systems of our world in a new light.
The True Cost
The True Cost weaves together stories from across the globe to express the current state of the fashion industry. Few documentaries paint such a holistic, multifaceted picture of the problem, and demonstrate how the issue is both an environmental and social justice struggle. We love the human-centered approach they take to this documentary, and how it demonstrates the larger systems the fashion industry impacts.