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Hit play now for the six best documentaries of 2015

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:06 IST
- 2015 saw some great documentaries release. From issues on the environment to gender and society, these documentaries surely touch a chord- Want to watch a smart documentary? We have curated six highly-rated documentaries released in 2015

Not every documentary is yawn-inducing. Some tap into what we really need to see, and bring to light issues that matter. Luckily for us, 2015 saw some inspiring documentaries. From environmental issues to gender studies, here are six must-see documentaries:

Racing Extinction

The makers of Academy award-wining documentary 'The Cove' have come up with eco ]-thriller Racing Extinction. A team of researchers follow the trail of mass destruction of exotic species in the name of consumption and development. State-of-the-art technical equipment has been used to gather proof that our lifestyle choices are leading to loss of endangered species and mass extinction.

Forget Shorter Showers

This quirky documentary on environmental change tries to trace the reason people insist on 'personal solutions' to improve the condition of our planet. It explains why these so called personal solutions are not sufficient; change from a much bigger level (think policy) is what is actually required.

The Mask We Live

Describing itself as an exploration of American masculinity, the documentary captures the pressure society places on boys and men to adhere to the mantra: Be a man. It traces how right from boyhood, men are forced to mask their feelings in a bid to be more secure and escape judgement which in turn leads to behavioural issues that are increasingly common and devastating.

The Look Of Slience

This powerful film is centered around a family which loses one of their sons in the 1965 Indonesian Genocide and their journey through grief and anger as they find out the identities of his killers.

An Open Secret

Everyday hundreds of children come to Hollywood, with stars in the eyes and dreams of making it the biggest movie industry in the world. But often, their career path is blemished with sexual exploitation and pain. The documentary, made by Amy Berg who of gave us 'Deliver us from evil', explores the rampant child abuse that exists in Hollywood, and yet is not addressed enough.

Bikes Vs Cars

This documentary depicts the problem the world faces: cars are wreaking havoc on the environment. It explores how, even though cycles are a great tool for change, the powerful car lobby uses their powerful arms to protect their interests.

First published: 21 December 2015, 3:15 IST