Must Watch is a curation of some of the world’s most critically acclaimed and award winning true-crime documentary films, showcasing the most confronting, chilling and thought-provoking films from the last two decades. These are the films you need to see this month:
Mum, Heroin and Me
Saturday April 7 at 9:30pm AEST
This is a moving and emotional portrait of a mother & daughter trying to love one another through the fog of heroin addiction.
Hannah is 20 and a heroin addict. She is blonde and beautiful and comes from a good family, who care about her. Hannah lives on the streets of Brighton with her boyfriend, Ricky, a heroin addict, just out of prison where he served a sentence for breaking and entering Hannah’s mother’s house. Every day is a relentless grind of cold, ill health and begging for the next fix.
Central Park Five
Saturday April 14 at 9.30pm AEST
In April 1989, five teenagers were arrested and later convicted of raping a woman in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between six and thirteen years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he had committed the crime.
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Starts Saturday April 21 at 9:30pm AEST
Few had ever heard of the Branch Davidians and their leader David Koresh until the events of February 28, 1993 when a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on their center close to Waco, Texas, left four agents and six of the religious sect dead.
It led to a 51-day stand-off with the FBI, the longest in US law-enforcement history, ending in a tragic fire which killed an additional 76 members of the Branch Davidian community including 22 children.
Who was David Koresh and why were many Branch Davidians prepared to die for him? Was he a con man or an anointed messenger of God sent to warn his followers of the imminent end of the world?
With Koresh’s own voice taken from many previously never-before-seen FBI negotiation tapes, nine Branch Davidians will now tell their emotional story from the inside.