Every Creative Entrepreneur Should Watch These Four Documentaries

Did you know that 60 percent of millennials consider themselves entrepreneurs and 90 percent recognize entrepreneurship as a mentality?  Social distancing has brought the entrepreneur spirit out of a lot of creatives. It’s the perfect time to start the business you always wanted to create. For some inspiration, we found four documentaries that every creative entrepreneur should watch on Netflix right now.


Firstly, this one is for all of our girl bosses. “Self-Made” is a fictionalized depiction of “the untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul, Madam C. J. Walker.” (Netflix)

“Self-made” is the perfect documentary for any entrepreneur who has aspirations in starting their own business in beauty. Madam C.J Walker is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. The documentary showcases how one woman didn’t let her circumstances define her future or vision she had in life. In addition, the mini-series has a star-studded cast including Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, and Blair Underwood.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Next, this documentary follows the story of William Kamkwamba. His parents could not afford the fees to keep William in the school he loved. Therefore, he was forced to drop out at the age of 13. However, he didn’t give up on his education.  He snuck into his school’s library and learned how to build a wind turbine that would save his village from famine. Based on a true story, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” stars Maxwell Simbad and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

“The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” is for the entrepreneurs who feel like they can’t accomplish their goals because of their circumstances. It’s an inspiring story that showcases what hard work and perseverance can accomplish.

The Creative Brain

“The Creative Brain” takes its audience on an adventure with neuroscientist and best-selling author, David Eagleman. He meets with accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum. The goal is to unravel the creative process and encourage all of us to be more creative. In addition, there are interviews with creatives such as “Game of Thrones” co-creator and Emmy Award winner D.B. Weiss, Grammy Award nominee Kelis Rogers, and Academy Award winner Tim Robbins.

Watch “The Creative Brain” to get a better understanding of our brain and how our creative process works. This documentary will help those who struggle with being creative and gives insight on how to become creative.


Print The Legend

Lastly, if you are into printing, this is for you. “Print the Legend” is a 2014 documentary film and Netflix Original focused on the 3D printing revolution. It examines the growth of the 3D printing industry. It showcases some of the history and achievements of several 3D printing companies including MakerBot, Formlabs, Stratasys, and 3D Systems. In addition, it explores the relationship between the 3D printing industry and the gun rights advocacy movement. There is an exclusive interview with Cody Wilson.  He advocates for gun rights and promotes 3D printing of guns.