[LIST] 10 Interesting documentaries that'll tickle your brain


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If you're looking to tickle your brain with some of the best documentaries, we have a list of 10 interesting ones to choose from. They range from True Crime, Nature, Travel, History, Mystery, and more.

1. DOWN TO EARTH WITH ZAC EFRON - TRAVEL & SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Zac Efron, and his majestic beard, are set to grace our screens in a new docu-series that will feature on Netflix.
According to Netflix, actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.

2. HISTORY 101 - HISTORY & EDUCATION

It is a new type of history show for a new type of audience: Big History delivered in an unadulterated hit of premium archive and jaw-dropping infographics. Episodes range from the Space Race, the history of fast food, the rise of China, oil and the Middle East, and more.

3. CUBA AND THE CAMERAMAN - JOURNALISM, TRAVEL, EDUCATION

Cuba and the Cameraman follows the life in Cuba for three struggling families over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro.

Find out more information about this incredible show.

4. ICARUS - CRIME, TRUE CRIME, SPORT

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

This is a mindblowing account of how deep doping goes and how the system can be rigged,

5. THE FALL OF EL CHAPO - TRUE CRIME,

Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos attempt what the combined forces of the US and Mexican governments failed to do for 13 years – to track down Joaquin Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world.

Guzman, known as ‘El Chapo’ or ‘Shorty’ was head of the most powerful drugs cartel in history. To some, he is a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful peasant who looks after his people. To others, he is Public Enemy No. 1, the first since Al Capone, on the run for over a decade. Forbes Magazine has labelled him one of the richest and most powerful men on earth. All this time over 80,000 Mexicans have been murdered.

There's also a great book by Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century titled, Hunting El Chapo if you want to read something great.

6. BOB LAZAR: AREA 51 & FLYING SAUCERS - ALIENS, CONSPIRACIES

Former government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the US military. The reason the public even knows the name Area 51 is because Lazar came forward about the work he did at the formerly secret military base. His testimony remains the most controversial and important UFO story of all time. This film intimately chronicles the challenges and travails of a cosmic whistleblower. Burdened with a revolutionary secret, he had to choose between his oath to his country or his conscience. Corbell's film explores Lazar's groundbreaking claims and the devastating impact it has had on his life over the course of the last 30 years, including rare and never before revealed footage guaranteed to alter the landscape of the debate. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now. - IMDb

You can also watch Bob Lazar's podcast session on the Joe Rogan Experience for more.

7. ROTTEN - SOCIAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMICS

Local farming is fading as profit margins decide what food makes it to our plates. The new Netflix documentary series Rotten exposes the fraud, corruption, and the consequences on our health of today’s global food industry. Nobody’s hands are clean.

This powerful series blows the lid on the avocado war, the dairy industry, the bittersweet business of the chocolate industry, the coffee industry, and so much more.

8. 100 HUMANS: LIFE QUESTIONS ANSWERED - EDUCATIONAL

A social experiment where 100 individuals will be a part of interactive experiments exploring sex, happiness, torture and all the other aspects of being human.

9. MY OCTOPUS TEACHER - NATURE, LIFE, EDUCATIONAL

A new documentary comes to Netflix this month detailing the extraordinary relationship between a Cape Town filmmaker and a common octopus.

My Octopus Teacher is the story of Craig Foster's unique friendship and interaction with an animal he discovered while free-diving in the waters off Simonstown.

Shot over eight years, with 3000 hours of footage, the movie documents Fosters own rediscovery of a sense of wonder and connection to the natural world that he had almost lost as he struggled with burnout and depression.

10. TALES BY LIGHT - DOCUMENTARY SERIES, NATURE, ADVENTURE

Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers - Art Wolfe, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I'Anson and Peter Eastway.

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