Documentary

The Weekly Filet brings you the five best links of the week, every Friday. Making sense of the big issues of our time (with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness). Curated by journalist David Bauer.

Icarus

Netflix

A great documentary that was never meant to be that way. A filmmaker and hobby-athlete decides to test on himself how doping works. All of a sudden he’s in the middle of one of the biggest doping scandals in history. And the Russian mastermind behind it implores him for help.

Published in Weekly Filet #244

Ten Meter Tower

The New York Times

All it takes is a small step – gravity will take care of the rest. And yet, and yet. This 16-minute documentary from Sweden brilliantly captures people struggling with themselves as they stand atop the ten meter tower, ready to jump into the water. Or maybe not. Or maybe yes. Or maybe not.

Published in Weekly Filet #226