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:
Saturday February 2 at 9.30pm AEDT
Based on the book series, Missing 411 chronicles the unsolved yet eerily similar disappearances of five children in the wilds of North America across multiple decades.
15 To Life: Kenneth’s Story
Saturday February 9 at 9.30pm AEDT
Kenneth Young received four life sentences when he was only 15-years-old. Explore the story of a child condemned to die in prison, seeking a second chance in the United States.
The Seven Five
Saturday February 16 at 9.30pm AEDT
Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also headed a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs, ultimately resulting in the city’s biggest ever corruption scandal.
In the Executioner’s Shadow
Saturday February 23 at 9.30pm AEDT
“In the Executioner’s Shadow” casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories – the rare perspective of a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer. As the battle to overturn capital punishment comes to a head in the U.S., this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about justice.
As wrongful convictions, botched executions, and a broken justice system inch further into the spotlight, we must consider: What is justice? What part should the death penalty play?