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Here Are 5 Global Movies & Series You Can Stream Right Now

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Each week, streaming sites like Netflix, HBO, and Amazon release a whole spate of new movies for us to gobble up.

Global Citizen has scoured the endless landscape of TV, movies, and streaming services to find the best things for you to watch. Check back every week as we present the latest and best offerings for you to enjoy.

1. “Veep: Season 6,” Series, HBO GO

Season 6 of the popular political satire is about a female politician, played by Julia Louise-Dreyfus, picks up with Selena Meyer adjusting to live post-presidency. In season 5, Meyer had (briefly) beat down political controversy and outright sexism to become president of the United States but it didn't last long. Although the series is fictionalized, it does reflect a real-world trend in which more and more women are running for political office in the US. 

2. “Oceans Rising,” Science Fiction, Netflix

“Oceans Rising” is a science fiction movie of (literally) biblical proportions. A scientist worried about the very real effects of global climate change builds an arc similar to the one Noah builds in the Bible. When disaster hits, deniers begin to want to get on board. 

3. “David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals,” Series, Netflix

David Attenborough, the famous voice of the BBC, is back with a historical look at evolution. This series documents the diversity of animal species, many of which have gone extinct or are now threatened by extinction.  

4. “Water & Power: A California Heist,” Documentary, Yahoo

This film, which premiered at Sundance, delves deeply into the politics of water in a state wracked by five years of drought. Small farmers lose out while “water barons” make a living exploiting this life-sustaining resource. The film not only delves into California’s drought but looks at water scarcity worldwide. 

5. “Daughter of the Lake,” Documentary, Netflix

A slightly less contemporary look at protecting water resources, this documentary considers the back and forth battle waged between an indigenous Peruvian community and an extractive gold mining company that sets up shop deep in the Peruvian Andes. The conflict began during the early 2000s.