7 documentaries on Netflix that will make you lose faith in humanity

English - May 27, 2016

If you have left a trail of faith in humanity can these documentaries, which are in the catalog of Netflix, the last trace of it carried.

the documentaries are made in such subject that it is impossible to remain oblivious to how much they manage to convey. stories floor level they make us witnesses but also commit us to not remain indifferent. Whether empathy, joy, or bitterness or anger, these films capture the characters in their own stories, to know them, as I said, not remain the same.

So, this time we will focus especially on those films with stories that may well be the last trace of faith in humanity we have. More certain is that more than one will make us reflect deeply. Finding them will not be difficult if you’re using Netflix.

Requiem for the American Dream

This 2015 documentary was directed by Peter D. Hutchison, Nyks Kelly and Jared P. Scott. In interviews he concentrated to Noam Chomsky, where we talk about the vicious circle in which is power consumption and worn democracy. Particularly speaking of the United States, but not for this less interesting if you are not a citizen of that country, and that the symptoms of countries without balance of power and economics are uncertain, painful and wrenching, especially when you realize account of where you are in those huge gears that feed on money and selfishness.

Earth Posters

this shocking documentary Matthew Heineman we had already spoken Hipertextual , precisely because it portrays the harsh reality: the villagers of Michoacan, Mexico, where they rose called “Autodefensas” in response to be between two fires , ie, between acts of organized crime and impunity with which they act before the null action the

authorities. in 2015 this film also talks about the leader of a paramilitary group who faced the Knights Templar in the municipalities of Tierra Caliente in Michoacan, Mexico: Jose Manuel Mireles. What happens in Earth Posters (Poster Land, its title) is overwhelming; more so it is if we think that is just part of the many atrocities that happen in that region. Most distressing is that sooner or later we realize that this escalation of violence will only beget more violence in the future


This documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot it is mostly a powerful reflection, and visually beautiful with stunning shots, about what we are doing as a human race to the other inhabitants of planet Earth.

the film is narrated from the point of view of the very Earth and is leading us, step by step across the planet to see the living conditions in other living beings. We played in the depths of our being, while bleak, to realize everything that is threatened by human activities and the vision that everything on Earth are “resources” beautiful images.

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

This self-made documentary Netflix was led by Evgeny Afineevsky. In it the unrest in Ukraine are portrayed during 2013 and 2014 as student demonstrations supporting European integration became a violent revolution demanding the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

The way this film it is impressive as bursts of “nothing”: from a peaceful demonstration the government turns on participants with such violence that is overwhelming; Given these facts society “wake up” in a major move to that country. Struggle which, incidentally, still has no end. The film leaves us with a lump in my throat for the fallen, for the violent response of those in power and the loss of relatives of the actors we see on the screen and friends.

Making a Murderer

This is another documentary that caught our attention in Hipertextual especially the response that occurred in the United States, a place where the facts are developed and how shook the entire judicial system. This is a documentary series that has 10 chapters, one more devastating than the last. It is also an original production of Netflix.

Much has been discussed about the case of Steven Avery, a man who suffered a sentence of 18 years for a crime he did not commit. His release from prison was thanks to an organization that is responsible for displaying new evidence in cases like Avery. The nightmare had not ended soon he was involved, and later convicted of the murder of a girl. Judicial proceedings, large loopholes and impunity jump to each chapter in this documentary with 10 years of following the case by the directors. Laura Nirider and Danielle Ricciardi


This documentary was nominated for an Oscar in the Best documentary category; was led by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. It is a heartbreaking picture of the inhabitants of the Congo with its deep social and political problems but focused on what this situation affects the last reserve of gorillas in the Virunga National Park.

Other dark characters are evidenced in the documentary with the help of other people living there. It bleak as empathy seems to be lost in an incurable thirst for power; this inlcuso with the same human, what will gorilla rangers want to protect?

Food, Inc.

undoubtedly one of the documentaries that most undermines faith in humanity. Robert Kenner, director and writer of this film takes us through farms and lands where the products we see in bright and happy skeptical containers in supermarkets are removed. It speaks of the earth tired scattered by chemicals in order to produce more and faster. The same condition of animals on farms.