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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (10/18/13)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 18, 2013 at 4:57PM

To reiterate a suggestion I previously made, if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.
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Serving Life

4 - Said to be the first original documentary from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, Serving Life aired on the channel in 2011.

Produced by Forest Whitaker, who also narrates the film, Serving Life gives the viewer a look inside the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA, where the prisoners - most in jail for violent crimes like murderer and rape - volunteer to work in the prison's hospice, as part of their sentence and rehab, helping other prisoners who are suffering from life-ending sicknesses.

Specifically, the documentary follows four inmates as they train for their new roles in a vigorous two-week orientation, teaching them how to feed, bathe and care for their peers while they're on their deathbeds.

The OWN doc is now streaming on Netflix.

Trailer below:

This article is related to: NetFlix, VOD


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