Docus 2019: Best Non-Fiction on Netflix

The Great Hack

Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, “The Great Hack” chronicles the story of Cambridge Analytica and its swift turn from British data company to “propaganda machine” by taking data from social media sites such as Facebook to sway undecided voters with targeted ads.

The film also explores the role that the company played in the 2016 U.S. election.

The Black Godfather
Featuring interviews with Quincy Jones, Diddy, Cicely Tyson and more, “The Black Godfather” follows the life of activist and music executive Clarence Avant.

Knock Down the House

Watch as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearingen and Amy Vilela take on wealthy politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.

Flint Town

With a system that’s falling apart and fewer resources, the Flint Police Department struggles to care for a city with a continued water crisis and persistent violence in this Netflix documentary.

Who Shot the Sheriff?  

The first installment in the once-a-month music-crime documentary series “Remastered,” “Who Shot the Sheriff?” offers a deeper look into the assassination attempt on legendary singer Bob Marley in 1976.

After a prior attempt on his life, attention is brought to Marley’s upcoming performance in Kingston, spurring the artist to make a decision: either let down the country by cancelling his performance or risk another attempt on stage.

Roll Red Roll

Following the disturbing assault of a teenage girl by members of the high school football team, small-town Steubenville, Ohio, gained national attention. “Roll Red Roll” examines the true story of the crime and the overwhelming social media evidence that led to the sentencing of two primary offenders.

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