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Essential Netflix Documentaries | MTB Lifestyle

June 1st, 2016

By Andrew Dodd in Features,Lifestyle

Essential Netflix Documentaries!

If you’re anything like us here at Factory Jackson, you’ll probably find a lot of stuff on TV these days quite tedious and are constantly searching for interesting stuff to watch.

Although Netflix doesn’t have the best selection of films – there is still some good stuff tucked away in there. If you have Netflix – here are three essential Netflix documentaries to put on your list…


Valley Uprising

Documenting the climbing movement in the Yosemite valley, Valley Uprising is a awesome film that shows how the freestyle rock climbing movement kicked off in arguably the worlds best spot.

Based in a national park, access to the infamous Half Dome and El Capitan faces was only permitted for a week at a time – which was simply not enough to be able to plan, practice and scale them in the early days. So California hippie climbers adopted the famous camp 4 in the park and many illegally camped in the park to spend all their time climbing.

Essential Netflix documentaries

This essential Netflix documentary will wow you – seeing the progression from the first 2week completion of the El Capitan face to utter lunatics who now climb it with zero ropes will make your hands sweat. Get involved!

Link is here: Valley Uprising

180 Degrees South

Back in 1968, Doug Tomkins and Yvon Chouinard (founders of The North Face and Patagonia , respectively) went on a roadtrip to climb some of the incredible mountains in Patagonia. This documentary follows Jeff Johnson and his crew doing a modern day version of the same trip, but by sailing and combining surfing and climbing along the way.


This essential Netflix documentary features a lot of footage of Tomkins and Chouinard – who talk about their love of the Patagonia region and how much it needs to be protected (so much so that Doug Tomkins and his wife bought over 2million acres of wilderness down there to preserve it. It’s the largest privately owned estate in the world)

It’s an inspiring journey and will give you huge wonder lust – well worth kicking back with a few beers and watching.

Link is right here


Love The Beast trailer

You might know the name Eric Bana from his phenomenal performance as Chopper, or for appearing in films like Black Hawk Down – but when not walking the red carpet in Hollywood, what Eric really loves is racing cars.

It’s something he’s done since he was a kid – and this essential Netflix film follows his journey with the car of his dreams. A monster 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen, and turns it in to a race car – and races it.

Netflix essential documentaries

Link is right here






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