Documentaries: “Here is this awful thing and we’re going to show it to you from 87 different angles”.

I loved you analysis of good documentaries and it’s true: many documentaries are very very well made.

I suppose it is what many documentaries try to “draw up” out of me that I don’t want to feel.

“Here is this awful thing and we’re going to show it to you from 87 different angles”.

Whether the awful thing is tragic, depressing, melancholy, needs-to-change – the common set of emotions that many documentaries try to draw out from the viewer are a set of emotions that I prefer to have a little more control over.

So, that’s likely one of the stronger reasons why I avoid too much exposure. It’s not avoiding the issues but rather, a presentation that puts me there and leaves me there.

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