Documentaries That Make You Smarter

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If November’s election taught us anything, it’s the importance of being informed and involved — no matter party affiliation. Thankfully politics are more universally accessible than ever before, in part because of a new wave of highly relevant documentaries.

Following trends toward educational and activist entertainment, this medium has emerged as a powerful method of educating a large audience about our country’s most pressing issues. Whether you’re looking to learn more yourself or simply need somewhere to direct the less-than-woke people in your life, check out these highly relevant (and beautifully made) documentaries, each available via streaming.