In yesterday’s post, I asked whether the entertainment value documentaries offer will begin to outweigh their informative and social value, as they gradually become more and more popular. As I work on my draft for this week’s writing prompt, I feel that this is a fundamental question to consider. Essentially: are documentaries supposed to be subjective or objective? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Are they forms of journalism, art, or something else?(more…)
As I write my draft for this week’s writing prompt, I wonder: what makes a documentary valuable? Is a documentary valuable when it’s able to shock, entertain, inform? Is it valuable when it has excellent cinematography? Do truth and facts really matter? Or is it all about selling a story to viewers?(more…)
This week’s writing prompt: Write a Review for an Enlightening Documentary.
I have come across a lot of interesting documentaries lately. I must admit, however, that I’m not always intentional when I watch them… meaning, I don’t always stop and take notes and come up with action items to complete after I watch them. This week, however, I want to intentionally watch a documentary and write a review about it. And then find something that I can do after I watch it.(more…)