5 Eye Opening Movies About Social Issues To Watch And Anticipate

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ChangeMakr Asia has prepared for you the list of eye-opening movies about social issues to watch / anticipate this month 
ChangeMakr Asia believes that movies have the power to challenge and even change our perceptions on various social issues. A seriously eye opening. From gender inequality to racism, from excessive consumerism to dementia, the five films listed below are not just great works of arts, but also great pieces of social commentary to watch / anticipate this month.  

Movies to watch

Issue : Science & nature / environment 
Director : Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes 
Cast : David Attenborough
Synopsis :  a broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future
Where to watch : Netflix (from 4th October 2020)
 
2. 100 Humans 
Issue : Science / Human Psychology 
Cast : Zainab Johnson, Sammy Obeid, and Alie Ward
Synopsis : Docuseries about 100 people who go through different experiments on the theme of behaviour, including age, sex, happiness and other aspects of being human. 
Where to watch : Netflix  
100 humans
100 humans (image credit : The Guardian)

Movies to Anticipate

3. Supernova  
Issue : Dementia , LGBTQ 
Director : Harry Macqueen  
Cast : Colin Firth, Stanley Gucci, James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood, Sarah Woodward
Synopsis : Sam and Tuskar, partners for 20 years, travel across England reuniting with friends and family Two years earlier Tusker was diagnosed with early onset dementia
Where to watch : Cinema  (scheduled to be released on 27 November 2020)
 
Issue : Reproductive rights  / gender equity
Director : Julie Taymor
Writer : Sarah Ruhl, Julie Taymor
Cast : Julianne Moore, Alici Vikander, Janelle Monae, Timothy Hutton 
Synopsis : The story of Gloria Steinem – from her childhood in 1940s Ohio to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement. 
Where to watch : Cinema (released on 30 September 2020)  
The Glorias
The Glorias (image credit : cnn.com)
Issue : PWD , inclusion
Director : Darius Marder
Cast : Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Lauren Ridloff, Jamie Ghazarian. Chris Perfetti
Synopsis : A man living the life of a rockstar, with his girlfriend when the unthinkable happens – he begins to lose his hearing. Ruben working to come to terms with his predicament. he joins a community for people who are hard of hearing and learns to speak sign language while accepting his new normal. 
Where to watch : In theatres starting 20 November 2020 before a digital release on Amazon Prime video on 4 December 2020
Check out our review about Netflix’s documentary Islands of Faith (Semes7a) here  
What other movies about social issues do you recommend ? Let us know in the comment below 
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