Featured Documentaries Archive

3 Ways to Innovate like Elon Musk

Bloomberg Risk Takers Elon MuskHow do you build the future? You begin imagining it today. In this month’s Feature Doc we talk about one of the greatest business leaders and visionaries of our time, Elon Musk. Founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX, Elon Musk is probably the most difficult entrepreneur to pinpoint into a nice story arc, but this doc from Bloomberg does a cracking job at it.

 

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Janapar | An incredible journey

JanaparOfficial selection of the Raindance Film Festival, Janapar is an amazing documentary about a man who embarks on a bike journey around the world and the unexpected encounter that could derail his entire trip. As he circles the globe a solo rider, along the way he meets a girl who he falls madly in love with. Yes, it sounds like a Hollywood script, but what’s amazing is that everything in Janapar is real, a true documentary that captures that infamous fork-in-the-road moment that all of us come to at one point in our lives. Watch the trailer below and if you’re intrigued you can buy the full digital doc right off the Janapar website.

180° South | 2 millionaires, 3 misfits, and a story of incredible adventure

180 South LogoHow do you make environmentalism cool again? Remove Al Gore, remove doom and despair, and replace it with 2 millionaires, 3 misfits, and a story of incredible adventure. 180° South is about the founders of NorthFace and Patagonia. Two men who let their love of nature guide them, inspire them, and take them on a 10,000 mile trip to South America. While fueling their obsession for climbing, they eventually earned enough wealth to create the largest private nature preserve in the world.

 

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“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” teaches you nothing about sushi, but about everything else.

 

Hand SushiOkay, maybe Jiro does teach you something about sushi, but not a whole lot. This documentary is more about a man than a craft. Jiro is best described as a Yoda-like figure teaching us the ways of his mental discipline. Or as Netflix summarizes:

“This delectable documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies… inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance to reserve a seat.” (more…)