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 May 5 at 9:30pm AEST
Every year in the US, nearly one in 25 children is reported to suffer abuse or neglect, and child protection agencies are overwhelmed by the crisis. Through case-study footage shot in Houston, Baltimore, Seattle and Atlanta, ‘Broken Child’ examines how the heartbreaking cycle of abused children who in turn become abusive adults.
Saturday May 12 at 9.30pm AEST
The human cost of the death penalty in America comes in for timely, gripping examination in The Penalty, the vital new documentary from British filmmakers Will Francome, Mark Pizzey & Laura Shacham.
Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box
Saturday May 19 at 9:30pm AEST
Kidnapping survivor Colleen Stan tells the disturbing story of her seven-year ordeal. Abducted by a sadistic predator and his wife, she was brainwashed, tortured, and largely confined to a coffin-sized box.
Saturday May 26 at 9:30pm AEST
Detective Cliff Shepard isn’t convinced that the Manson case is truly closed as over the years, other murders have surfaced that bear a striking resemblance to the Manson Family’s methods and targets.