We’ve rounded up some of the most intriguing documentaries the internet has to offer. Here’s our picks that’ll expand your mind, send you down a click-hole, or… just really trip you out.
December’s here: ready your bathrobe, slippers, and couch. Cozy nights lay ahead.
So: since one can only Netflix binge for SO LONG, so we’ve rounded up some of the most intriguing documentaries the internet has to offer for some step-up entertainment during the cold season. Here are 5 picks that’ll expand your mind, send you down a click-hole, or… just really trip you out. ENJOY!
This doc is a crash course in DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelic substances on the planet. Dr. Rick Strassman dives into his groundbreaking research (he wrote a book of the same name) and looks at the drug through a scientific and spiritual lense, aiming to answer, why is DMT in our bodies? If you’re fascinated by hallucinogens, shamanism, dreams or what happens when we die, this is one to watch.
Planet Earth fans (or the travel-hungry) will appreciate this visual spectacle of a doc. Created by director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a camera man, a camera engineer and a pilot, it pulls together aerial views of 50+ countries – rainforests, oceans, urban spaces, deserts, to show how mankind is basically threatening the balance of the natural ecosystem. A heavy topic, with super-striking imagery (it got 400,000 views on it’s first day on YouTube), but a v. soothing narration by Glenn Close.
Conspiracy theorists must watch this dramatic and chilling doc. UFO expert Dr. Steven Greer goes well beyond the question ‘are we alone in the universe?’ And asks – what government and corporate forces are at work to make UFO news undisclosed to the public – and have been for decades? See the press conference held in DC on the topic, Greer’s talks with government officials, and of course, a good chunk of eerie UFO footage.
“What can we learn by witnessing the violent birth of a black hole?” – asks this brief but intense doc. It takes you on a deep, dark journey through space with some trippy eye-massaging visuals, and narrates the debate among astronomers and philosophers about the size of our galaxy. Watch when you want to be reminded of how small you are.
Innsaei is an Icelandic term for ‘the sea within.’ It refers to the ‘borderless’ inner world, but it also means ‘to see within,’ so, how well we know ourselves enough to truly relate to others. Watch directors Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir and Kristín Ólafsdóttir go on a mission across the world – talking to neuroscientists, performance artists, and spiritual leaders, to uncover what it means to connect with each other in constantly distracted environments. If you feel like zombie during the week – this is your medicine. (Best paired with a spliff).