Five Documentaries That Will Change The Way You View Health

From mental health guidance to ethical eating—here are five must-watch health documentaries that are both educational and eye-opening

By Adarsh Soni
16 Jun 2021


The Me You Can’t See



Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry guide discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while sharing their own journeys and struggles. The docu-series is divided into six parts and features deeply personal stories from some of the biggest celebrities in the world, which include Prince Harry opening up about how the British tabloids deteriorated Meghan Markle’s mental health and Lady Gaga revealing her history with sexual abuse in the music industry.


Coronavirus, Explained


From the origins of coronavirus to how the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health—this documentary has it all covered. Narrated by J. K. Simmons, Laura Linney and Idris Elba, the three-part series is a must watch for anyone who wants to understand the pandemic better.

Period. End of Sentence.



A powerful commentary on the taboo surrounding menstruation, this award-winning documentary follows a group of local women in Hapur, India, as they learn how to operate a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads—which ultimately leads to their financial independence.

At the Fork


Filmmaker John Papola and his longtime vegetarian wife, Lisa Versaci, embark on a trip through the centre of America’s agricultural expanse, visiting various cattle and poultry farms and uncovering some inconvenient truths about animal welfare. This critically acclaimed documentary provides a non-biased perspective on the subject of ethical eating.



Do trendy wellness practices like fasting and bee-sting therapy live up to their promises? Or are they just a hoax? Un(Well) searches for answers with the help of a team of scientists, while speaking to both believers and sceptics. This six-part docuseries delves into the murky corners of the health industry to uncover both the pros and cons of some of these popular trends.


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