ENOUGH’s top 6 Netflix documentary recommendations: 2018 / by Lisa Nguyen

Who doesn’t love a good Netflix binge? While I love spending my down time getting outdoors or catching up with some friends for coffee, sometimes a Netflix session and a cozy cup of tea is warranted.

Some of my favourite things about Netflix are the amazing and insightful documentaries available. If you’re familiar with ENOUGH and the team, you will know that we’re huge advocates of sustainable and ethical living; it’s at the core of the studio and affects all of our business decisions. In saying that, we know there is always something new to learn, so I often find myself when scrolling through Netflix looking for a great documentary that is going to remind or teach me in a new way.

I’ve found some amazing ones recently that I wanted to share with you. Here are ENOUGH’s top 6 doco recommendations on Netflix.

Chasing Ice

Synopsis: Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Mission Blue

Synopsis: Mission Blue follows world renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle on her personal mission to save the ocean. Sylvia Earle - scientist, explorer, visionary - has spent over 6 decades exploring the ocean and the creatures who live there. Mission Blue documents Sylvia's efforts over 3 years as she takes on the greatest challenge of her remarkable life: a personal mission to reverse the destructive course our species is on before it's too late.


Synopsis: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavours of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.


Synopsis: A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.


Synopsis: Terra looks at the natural history of mankind and our existence on Earth. It looks back on the unique journey of a species which, among millions of others, has evolved and emerged from the many phases of our planet’s growth. As it progresses, we witness a number of remarkable and individual characteristics of certain life-forms.

How do we wish to interact with other species that live around us? The power of Terra resides in this very question. This documentary will show how our own image and representation of nature has always been decisive in human history, and how it can still change the course of events to come.

The True Cost

Synopsis: This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

We always love a chat here at ENOUGH, so if you have any questions or just want to chat about any of the above, come in to the studio or drop us a line.