Thursday, 20 February 2014

Marisa's Must Watch Documentaries!

This has to be one of my favourite documentaries. I'm a sucker for a good Crime Doco, and this one certainly is all that and more. One note, have a box of tissues ready - it's a tearjerker. (More accurately, I ended up sobbing uncontrollably yelling "no" at my screen). Do NOT research or read any reviews before you watch this, you will ruin the entire experience for yourself.

Miss Representation is both exciting and empowering. It explores how
mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. This documentary is a must watch for all women (and men). If nothing else, you'll never look at mainstream media and network television the same way again! The team responsible for this brilliant documentary, The Representation Project, is getting ready to release The Mask You Live In, an exploration of American masculinity, which is sure to be equally interesting and compelling. 

West of Memphis follows the events of the West Memphis Three, a case in which three teenagers (Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin) were arrested for the murders of three 8-year old children. I found myself obsessed with this story after watching Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hills, a three-part series following the trial of the accused boys. If Paradise Lost had you thinking the alleged killers deserved the death penalty, West Of Memphis will have your brain exploding. If like me you are obsessed with crime documentaries, do yourself a favour and get amongst this!

Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a performing Killer Whale that killed several people while in captivity inside Seaworld, Orlando (US). The moral behind Blackfish is spelt out on its poster: ''Never capture what you can't control''. Whether you're an animal lover, hater or somewhere in between, there is something for everybody in this educational and touching film.

I'm forever searching for new and exciting documentaries to watch!
So please comment your faves below!


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