5 Feminist Documentaries You Need To See

Hello good people of the internet!

Two things I adore are documentaries and feminism, so today I’m coming at you today with 5 feminist documentaries that are currently streaming on Netflix in the US.

The Hunting Ground1. The Hunting Ground
The Hunting Ground is a 2015 documentary that follows college students who have followed a Title IX complaint against their colleges for mishandling their sexual assault cases within the school setting. This documentary has been widely discussed and praised for its accurate portrayal of the experience of college survivors. I have a special place in my heart for this documentary as a survivor myself, and highly recommend you all go and watch it.

 

 

2-dowry-law2. Dowry Law
In this documentary style news program from BBC, Adam Mynott delves into the rise of dowry crime in india, in which (oftentimes child) brides are at a high risk for being killed for their dowries, which are gifts of property or money brought by a bride to her husband for their marriage. Women and their families have begun to fight back alongside Dehli’s new female crime unit against these types of crimes.

 

 

3-behind-closed-doors3. Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors is another BBC documentary that follows three women over the course of a year as they report domestic violence and deal with the aftermath and reporting process. This is a powerful look behind “the closed doors” of domestic violence, a phenomenon which is both incredibly prevalent and stigmatized.

 

 

mv5bmtgwnje4mje1of5bml5banbnxkftztcwnjy3nduymq-_v1_uy1200_cr10706301200_al_4. Girlhood
Girlhood takes a deep look at America’s criminal justice system through the eyes of two young girls serving time in a juvenile detention center. This documentary tackles issues of race, justice, and equality. This is something incredibly prevalent within the current discussions happening surrounding the intersection of race and the criminal justice system.

 

 

 

 

5-the-mask5. The Mask You Live In
Girlhood takes a deep look at America’s criminal justice system through the eyes of two young girls serving time in a juvenile detention center. This documentary tackles issues of race, justice, and equality. This is something incredibly prevalent within the current discussions happening surrounding the intersection of race and the criminal justice system.

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What’s your favorite Netflix documentary? Let me know down in the comments!

Until next time,
Abby

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