Did you know that in 2013, the Economist reported that documentaries make up 16 percent of the Cannes Film Festival slate?
Experts say that documentary films and documentary TV shows raised its popularity at a time when the trust to media outlets is at an all-time low. Documentaries tend to give the people strong, emotional points of view that come of as more authentic than the recent news. Most of the considered best documentaries are describe by views as life-changing, powerful and intense. Some of these documentaries are The Work, Pina and The Act of Killing. The Work is a 2017 documentary following three civilians on a four-day group therapy retreat with Folsom State Prison inmates. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, it also got a 100% approval rating on the website, Rotten Tomatoes. Pina is a 2011 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. This film got overwhelmingly positive reviews, it received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary film about people who participated in the Indonesian mass killings. Raw, terrifying and difficult to watch were the reviews gotten by this documentary. This documentary offers the confrontational power the documentary cinema. With many issues like this are waiting to be tackled, expect the documentary scene to grow more than it is now.
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