Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Documentaries. From shorts to episodic television content to full length feature films, documentaries seek to open a window on the world. Whether focused on the past or present, the real or the imaginary, documentaries offer a glimpse of an event and a chance to expand the viewers knowledge of it.
Documentaries are most certainly not a homogeneous genre. There are historical documentaries, documentaries of ongoing events, mockumentaries, prankumentaries, fauxumentaries, special interest pieces, etc.. The narratives vary from freeform to matter-of-fact to highly-opinionated. Some documentaries are consistent and fair in their approach, others are purposefully heavy-handed. Some- even those with high critical acclaim and wide release- have their basic facts wrong. Some may even be considered a hit piece. It's important, as a documentary viewer, to keep a critical eye out for the tone and message, to follow-up with your own research, and most importantly to draw your own conclusions.
This thread is for the critical discussion of documentaries- mainly feature films, but also including television and other medium. Feel free to talk about your favorite documentaries, what you're watching now, what you're looking forward to watching, your opinions on documentaries being discussed, and, of course your recommendations.