Three documentaries to watch on Netflix

1. Blackfish

An increasing amount of killer whales are kept in captivity in places such as Sea World. The controversy over this issue was widely covered in Blackfish. Sea World responded to the documentary saying that it included false information. Photo courtesy of MCT Photo
An increasing amount of killer whales are kept in captivity in places such as Sea World. The controversy over this issue was widely covered in Blackfish. Sea World responded to the documentary saying that it included false information. Photo courtesy of MCT Photo

Premiering in 2013, Blackfish centers around a killer whale the issue of captive killer whales. The documentary explores the consequences of captive killer whales and whales’ aggression to humans.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%

2. Dirty Wars

Based on Jeremy Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars investigates a U.S. government cover-up of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. The documentary was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84%

3. The Square

The Square revolves around Egypt’s Tahrir Square, home of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The Egyptian-American documentary captures real footage from the protests and unrest in Cairo, and traces the collapse of two governments. It was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%