When Studio Ghibli announced the re-tooling and possible closing of their company this past summer, many of us to took a look back on some of the production studio’s finest films. Many of us grew up during Studio Ghibli’s heyday, shortly after it was created in 1985. It’s no secret that these films possess beautiful animation and the unforgettable stories, but there’s more going on behind the scenes of these animated classics than most of us realize.
Artists are those daring individuals who try to make a living out of pushing boundaries and challenging—and hopefully changing—our tastes. In the artist’s endless process of borrowing, blending and creating, art and…
Only surfing (and skating) for a little over a year, Symonds’ athletic abilities will absolutely shock you. While her fearless athleticism is impressive in its own right, it is especially so given the fact that she has an adrenal disease that requires intensive medical treatments.
It turns out that if you spend days on end watching documentaries for an article, you begin to believe the world is going to end. Now. Or next week at the latest.
But seriously, here are twenty hand-picked documentaries you can–and should–stream on Netflix:
Best Netflix Documentaries: Paper Clips (2004)
A tearjerker that follows one Tennessee school’s project to gather six million paper clips in order to understand the massive number of people murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Jesus Camp (2006)
The filmmakers attempted an unbiased look at a summer camp that trains children in the ways of evangelical Christianity. But the film caused such controversy that this camp was closed. Still, this type of indoctrination continues throughout the country — the above is a deleted scene.
Like a real-life Blair Witch Project, filmmakers go on a search for Cropsey, a childhood legend that had some actual victims: children who were abducted in the 1970s and 80s from Staten Island.
In yet another example of the alternative housing trend, retired electrical engineer Bruce Campbell resides in a Boeing 727 aircraft that he converted into a lofty home, complete with electricity and water.
It’s odd enough for Portland, Oregon residents to stumble across this “home”, let alone to wonder how and why it came to get—and stay—there. That is, unless they encounter Bruce outside his dream retreat. Between power washing the exterior and trimming the dense bushes, this small-plane pilot’s work is never done.