Amy’s Adventures with Documentaries
Theses days you can find documentaries everywhere. Books, Youtube, Netflix, Crave.
There’s documentaries on everything. I LOVE documentaries. It’s basically all I watch. From conspiracies, to Murder mysteries, diets to Celebrities. I think they’re interesting and you can learn a lot from them.
Having said that, documentaries are very one sided. They are trying to tell their story. Not saying their story is wrong but it can be bias. If you’re watching a documentary about veganism, of course they’re going to tell you about all the benefits of it and how dangerous meat consumption is.
Personally, I feel like documentaries are made to open your eyes to something you may have not known or something you didn’t know too much about. That being said, you can’t go off everything that is said in it.
It’s up to you to do your research after. Find out all the facts, learn more about the story. People can watch one documentary and have their mind completely made up. Making a Murderer is a great example. They left a lot of things out of the show. Some evidence against Steven Avery but as soon as people were done watching the show, they were 100% convinced he was innocent and petitioning to get him out of jail without researching all the facts.
I’m not here to say who’s guilty and who’s innocent. I have my opinions as do you and I’m not going to argue about it. People become extremely invested in these stories and the people involved in them.
I do want to say that we need to stop discrediting victims. A lot of people are coming forward with their stories now because they can. 20 years ago, if someone came out against Harvey Weinstein, they would be shut down immediately. The #Metoo and #Timesup movement has set the way to stop powerful people from getting away with heinous things that they could get away with before. (Except Trump… can’t seem to take him down!!!) Yes, you’re going to have 10% of people jump on the bandwagon just for attention but 90% is real and their voices are finally being heard and we should listen and applaud them for coming out with their story cause for a very long time, no one was listening to them.
So watch all the documentaries your heart desires, but educate yourself on the story too, don’t just go off what the documentary is saying. Research the facts!