10 Inspiring Documentaries for a Creative New Year

The new year is a time for making goals and finding the inner strength to achieve them. Why not have a little help along the way with these inspiring, uplifting documentaries? From the underdog who won’t quit, to the filmmakers who dreamed big and the athletes who achieved the unthinkable, these films chart the dreams and successes of creative thinkers and art makers.

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The Punk Singer

Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna was one of the founders of the riot grrrl movement in the 1990s (as if we had to tell you). Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary follows Hanna’s career — from zine maker and spoken word poet, to activist and successful musician. It’s an inspiring portrait of an artist who belongs to a tradition of proud individualism. We named The Punk Singer an essential feminist film earlier this year.