My slavery

#BlackLivesMatter! It is a hashtag, it is the text on a protest sign and a chant being screamed out at the top of people’s lungs in the various demonstrations and marches around the world. So what better time to watch the documentary 13TH on Netflix.

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My happy face

At times it feels like the end of the world with COVID-19 and its economic consequences, #BlackLivesMatter, police brutality and (systemic) racism within our society. Oh, and there is also this thing called climate change and global warming. So I thought, sure why not watch the Joker.

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My crazy in-laws

In 2018 with much fanfare an all Asian cast movie was released called Crazy Rich Asians. The movie is based on the first book in a trilogy written by Kevin Kwan. The movie, with an estimated budget of $30 million, did quite well with a worldwide gross of almost $240 million. However the movie was met with quite some controversy and critic.

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My doubts in life

Growing up, the series Scrubs was a huge part of my teenage life. It solidified my choice of working in healthcare and it taught me valuable lessons on life, love, death and how best to cope with it all. Here in the Netherlands we are always a bit late when sitcoms come to our country, but I remember fondly when I first got in contact with the show, a marathon weekend of Scrubs on Comedy Central in an era with nothing else on TV (and no Streaming Services), I got hooked immediately.

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My relatable trauma

The title of this movie has somehow always reminded me about those documentaries that Michael Moore used to make so I have never bothered watching it. More recently I however saw an interview with Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon which they gave for their new series on Apple TV+ called Little America. During that interview they also showed this small clip of The Big Sick.

So I spit out my tea and added the movie to my watch list and I guess it was fate because a couple of days later the movie was showing on BBC.

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My example of leadership

With the recent death of Katherine Johnson I thought it would be a nice idea to watch the movie Hidden Figures from my backlog in honor of her accomplishments. The movie shows the friendships she had with Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, but also the role she had in changing the way we look at space flight and the position she (and others) had to fight for.

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