Pray Away, history of a damaging movement

Pray Away tells the story of how the “pray the gay away” movement among conservative Christians began. Some of the former leaders of the movement explained their stories. Unfortunately, this damaging and dangerous practice is still ongoing. This documentary is on Netflix.

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Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story

Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story tells the story of an Australian woman who devoted her life to dispelling myths about sharks. It’s a National Geographic documentary and can be seen on Disney+.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.” -IMDb

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LFG: equal pay for women athletes

LFG is a new HBO documentary about the lawsuit women soccer players from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team brought against their soccer organization for equal pay.

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Tina: electrifying talent from Tina Turner

Tina, the biographical story of Tina Turner streaming on HBO Max, teems with electrifying performances showing how and why she reached the status of rock and roll icon.

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Kid 90 explores the celebrity past of Soleil Moon Frye

Kid 90 is a nostalgic look at the 90’s from Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye. Frye grew up among a group of famous kids in Hollywood. In her teens she recorded everything in diaries and on videotape. Her documentary using this material is streaming on Hulu.

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When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron)

When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron) is a documentary from Ecuador about a mountain hamlet where no one is left but some elderly widows. The film is available from the website as a DVD, but I don’t see it available on any streamers yet. It’s worth buying or keeping an eye out for it.

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Review: I Am Greta

I Am Greta begins with Greta Thunberg sitting alone with a “School Strike for Climate” sign outside the Swedish Parliament. It ends several months later when Greta Thunberg was known and admired all over the world as a climate activist.

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Review: What Happened Miss Simone?

What Happened Miss Simone? released in 2015. I don’t know how I missed it. I was certainly interested, as this post with the trailer proves. I recently stumbled on it on Netflix in their Black Films category and watched it.

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Review: RBG, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary

RBG explores the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg is a towering figure in American life and an active justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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