5 Streamable Documentaries Related to Minimalism

About a year ago I became interested in minimalism. I created a Pinterest board and started collecting inspiration photos. Fast forward to present day and I am now taking steps to declutter my life. If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen me going through this journey in my ig stories. I have been letting go of stuff but gaining more of myself in the process.  

spring cleaning towards a minimalist lifestyle

Over the course of two days, I watched 5 documentaries related to minimalism that helped change my views on materialistic wealth. I got a few questions from followers about what to watch and decided I should create a post to help others who may be interested in learning about minimalism.  Let me make this clear, in no way am I striving to be able to fit all my personal in one carry on sized bookbag. I am looking to find a balance in my life.

5 streamable documentaries related to minimalism

Here are 5 streamable documentaries that helped kick start my journey.  If you have a minimalism related recommendation for me to check out please leave a comment. 

1) Minimalism: A Documentary

Minimalism: A Documentary

How might your life be better with less? This film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. 

2) The True Cost

The True Cost Netflix

The links between consumer pressure for low-cost high fashion and the meager existences of the sweatshop workers who produce those goods are explored.

3) Thrive With Less

Thrive With Less

Six students documenting their search for what it looks like to live minimally in an excess-driven culture.

4) The Happy Movie 

Happy documentary

Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.

5) Living on One Dollar

Living on one dollar

In rural Guatemala, four friends battle illness, parasites, and hunger as they experiment with living on just $1 a day for eight weeks.

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