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Broaden your horizons – and that dent in the sofa – with six of the best documentaries streaming on Netflix right now
Brace yourself for Embrace of the Serpent – it explores the dark and difficult history of colonialism in the Colombian rainforest, from the eyes of the people that lived there
A particularly British take on what happens when modern warfare and geopolitics collide with human ethics and morality
Showing at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s UK Tour, ‘Operation Moffat’ tells the unique story of the first British female climbing guide
With awards season over, it could be time to settle down with some non-fiction features. Here are seven of the best documentaries streaming on Netflix right now
Fly-on-the-wall style film-making vividly displays the daily life of Sherpas, and how a tragedy on Everest led to a dramatic series of events
Following on from highly acclaimed documentary The Cove, Louie Psihoyos had an ambitious goal: to make a film about the Earth’s human-induced ‘sixth extinction’
The big-screen adaptation of Naomi Klein’s popular book attempts to galvanise public support to demand changes to fight climate change

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