There was a little bit of a lull for documentaries I felt like. Or maybe I was just doing a bad job finding them. Who knows!
But, over the past few weeks, I had the chance to watch two that I enjoyed. I’ll watch just about any documentary, even if it’s a terrible/low budget one, but I might not recommend it. These two I highly recommend watching.
Audrie and Daisy premiered on Netflix a few weeks ago. It’s eye-opening in quite a few ways. It follows the stories of a few girls, mostly Audrie and Daisy, though, as they grapple with the aftermath of sexual assault. I thought they did a great job with it– presenting the stories, admitting faults, and showing how it impacts everyone from the girls, family members, even the community.
Then I watched a documentary on HBO called Class Divide. This hits at quite a few issues as it features children who, on one side of the street go to a $40,000 a year school, and children who live across the street living in public housing. Again, I thought it was really well done, and all of the kids and teens included in the film shine. But 8-year old Rosa hands down steals the show.
Have you seen any great documentaries recently?