Although documentaries come in all forms and cover countless subjects, it seems the ones that receive the most notoriety are those that focus on social justice. Whether the issue is related to race, gender, income, criminal justice, or animal welfare, hard-hitting nonfiction films can often shed light on subjects that don't receive enough attention from the mainstream media. And a good place to find many of these social justice documentaries is on Netflix, which has become known as a great place to go to catch amazing docs.
When many people today here the term "social justice," they may think of the term "social justice warrior," which has become an internet-age synonym for what was once referred to as the "PC Police" — people who make it their mission to prevent others from conducting themselves in a politically incorrect manner. In actuality, though, social justice refers to just the basic idea that justice and fairness should extend equally to all members of a society; and certain groups should not be discriminated against nor disenfranchised simply because they are different. For whatever reason, this idea is considered controversial to a lot of people, but maybe if those who profess opposition to social justice were to watch some of these documentaries on Netflix, they may start to see the world in a different light.