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Five short YouTube docus that deserve a spot on your playlist right now

by Smart Communications | Sep 13, 2018

In between life hacks and viral videos, YouTube has an exciting selection of thought-provoking documentaries and informative videos that are just as entertaining as they are enlightening. 

Not sure where to start? Here are five short YouTube documentaries deserve a spot on your playlist now - and why:

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China’s Rich Girls (by Al Jazeera English 101 East) - If you’re still on a Crazy Rich Asians hangover, you’ll definitely enjoy watching this documentary which chronicles the adventures and antics of real-life rich Asians. See how privileged children of China’s top one percent live their extravagant lives and take a peek into a world where money is not a problem. 

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How The Toilet Changed History (It’s Okay To be Smart): Did you know that over 2 billion people still don’t have access to a proper toilet? This fascinating video tackles a bit of toilet history and its evolution, and will get you thinking about the importance of proper sewage and sanitation.

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Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes (by Vox Borders): Imagine living in a space that is only as big as an average parking lot. This is the reality for many Hong Kong locals who struggle with a housing market that is high in cost and tight in space. Definitely not for the claustrophobic, this documentary shows the different factors that lead to skyrocketing housing prices, and might just help you appreciate the space you're living in no matter how small you think it is.


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What causes headaches? (byTED-Ed): Aside from the usual suspects like traffic and work-related stress, have you ever wondered what actually causes a headache? This video delves into what goes on inside our heads, and might just make you feel grateful that you weren’t born at a time when ancient Greeks would drill a small hole into the skull  just to ‘treat’ headaches. 

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Watch Thousands of Dogs Run Free in This Magical Sanctuary (National Geographic): Dog lovers will certainly enjoy this short film which tells the amazing story of Lya Battle and her husband Alvaro Saumet. They run Territorio de Zaguates (Land of the Strays) — over 378 acres of lush landscape located in Costa Rica that is home to over 1,000 rescued stray dogs. It’s a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in humanity.  

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