All docs all the time

During the second year of CreComm, students are required to complete an Independent Professional Project (IPP). Some students write and publish books, others host events, some do radio shows — I have chosen to film a documentary.

It’s been something I’ve always wanted to do, regardless of my zero experience behind a camera.

As a student who just chose journalism as her major, naturally I enjoy telling a good story. The fact that I get to try my hand at telling a story visually really excites me. And, if you checked out my personal branding assignment, you would have noticed that filming a documentary was on my bucket list. Awesome.

So, a goal  I have set for myself this reading week — besides completing my long list of assignments — is to watch as many documentaries as I can (at least six). So far, I have watched:

1. West of Memphis (2012)

2. Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

3. The Act of Killing (2012)

4. Mansome (2012)

As you can see I have at least two more to watch. If you have any suggestions on some interesting/different/thought-provoking/visually-appealing or must-see documentaries, please tell me in the comments section below!



  1. clarabuelow

    I have always loved documentaries and have watched a lot of them. The power of a good doc is in it’s story and its characters and the way they resonate with the person watching the film. My favourites are:
    — Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus (a strange and surreal look into the deep American south. Music, people, and eerie places)
    — Man on Wire (A french tightrope artist strings a line between the twin towers. Curious, beautiful, and terrifying)
    — Bill Cunningham New York (If you have the slightest love of fashion and New York this is an absolute must. It’s also on Netflix which is a bonus)
    — The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Because it’s nice and shot on film)
    Hope you find some of these interesting!

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