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August 5, 2015 / jilleun

Documentary Wednesday, July 2015

So this month we went a little different direction than previous months. That is, we didn’t watch a documentary every week. Instead we went a different route (one that took significantly longer) by listening to a podcast instead. It was a little documentaryesque in that it presented facts about true events. That podcast was Serial. We did, however watch one documentary.

  1. Miss Representation (imdb, wiki)
  2. Serial (wiki, website)

Kelvin-

  1. Miss Representation- I didn’t like this movie at all. It went way over the top with “facts” and felt a lot like the food documentaries that I hate so much. It was trying to convert you to their way of thinking by any means necessary. 1/5
  2. Serial- This obviously took a very, very long time to organize and create and I have a ton of respect for that. The story was enthralling, and really sucked me in as soon as I heard the first few words. Listen to it, it’s very good! 4/5 SPOILERS: However, I didn’t really like the ending that much. I was disappointed that they 1) didn’t get him out of jail or 2) didn’t declare which side of the fence they were on: guilty or not guilty. Other than that, I would definitely recommend it.

Jilleun-

  1. Miss Representation- This documentary had good intentions but overall I didn’t love it. It felt a little too preachy. It could have been a lot better with its story line but it was just tid bits of facts all strung together with no real solution to the problem. If you want to see a good girl empowering documentary watch Girl Rising. 2/5
  2. Serial- The story telling was great, and I love the narrators voice. Although halfway through the story I kind of wondered what the point was. A crime committed so many years ago is very likely to remain unsolved. But I was surprised how much new information they found, it’s compelling in the way that makes you want to listen to the next episode. I’ll leave it at that, as I think it’s good not to know too much before listening. 4/5
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