Last night was a depressing double header of two documentaries – both very well made – that left me feeling terrible about how unfair the world is.
I looked at my queue of docs I’ve watched the past couple years and my huge list of docs I want to see, and the vast majority are about dreary, life-is-going-to-hell topics.
Am I just self selecting these kinds of docs and most docs are actually uplifting? Or is the world of docs more focused on ‘issues’ and ‘crises’ and ‘unjustice?’
Should it be? Would joyful celebratory docs get as wide an audience as the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it kind?
What are your thoughts?