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I love watching Documentaries. There is something so captivating about watching real-life events captured in a nuanced version of cinema. Documentaries make me hopeful, passionate about causes, and sometimes make me frustrated about life circumstances. Here are a few documentaries that are nothing less than brilliant.

Blackfish (2013)

I have a personal vendetta against Sea World because of this documentary. The documentary follows Tilikum an orca in Sea World that was involved with three human deaths and other Sea World-related controversies. If you are an animal lover this documentary is a must.

Challenger the Final Flight (2020)

This documentary focuses on explaining the Challenger tragedy and shedding light on the victims of the Challenger flight and their families. As someone who only heard about the Challenger but, never looked into this tragedy this documentary was a frustrating and upsetting watch.

Trial by Media (2020)

Crime and media are forever intertwined thanks to innovations in technology. This documentary series focuses on trials whose decisions are likely influenced because of media influence.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

This documentary interviews people who believe that less is more. Looking at minimalism and why people choose minimalism really allowed me to understand minimalism as a lifestyle.

Fear City - New York vs The Mafia (2020)

This documentary follows the FBI’s challenge to cornering the New York City Mafia into a trial. This documentary is interesting and a must-watch for any crime documentary lovers.

Athlete A (2020)

This was a tragic watch by a necessary one. This documentary follows the survivors of the Larry Nassar rape case and the disgusting way that the Olympics ignored young gymnast's reports.

Destiny is currently enrolled in Columbia University's MFA Writing program. She is a national writer at Her Campus and the former editor-in-chief of Her Campus Rowan. She likes thrifting, romance novels, cooking shows, and can often be found binging documentaries.
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