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 June 1 at 9.30pm AEST
Dub Lawrence, the founder of Utah’s first SWAT unit, investigates the death of his son-in-law and other shootings related to an increase in violent SWAT team raids.
The Search For Natalie Hemming
Saturday June 8 at 9.30pm AEST
A mother of three has vanished with no contact with her partner, her kids or her wider family for over 48 hours. Join the Thames Valley Police as they search for Natalie Hemming.
Saturday June 15 at 9.30pm AEST
On 14 June 2017, the most devastating tower block fire in British history raged through a high rise residential building. Grenfell Tower should have been a safe place to live, but the fire claimed the lives of 72 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Filmed over the course of a year, starting immediately after the fire, this documentary features intimate and moving accounts from the men, women and children whose lives were forever intertwined and irrevocably changed that night. The film also remembers those who tragically died, and hears from the survivors, the bereaved, the local heroes, emergency service workers and people in positions of responsibility before, during and after the fire.
There Is Something Wrong With Aunt Diane
Saturday June 22 at 9.30pm AEST
A mother drove the wrong way on a Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others. This programme examines the mysterious and senseless tragedy.
Saturday June 29 at 9.30pm AEST
America’s youngest hustler, dealer, kingpin, informant.
In the mid 1980’s, the crack cocaine epidemic decimated the city of Detroit. Teenager Richard Wershe Jr. was hustling amidst sophisticated street gangs raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money. Dubbed “White Boy Rick”, at 14-years-old, Wershe was pushed into the drug dealing business by FBI agents and police officers to work for them undercover. When Wershe discovered a police corruption problem that ended with the mayor of Detroit, the men who trained him cut him loose. Left to fend for himself, Wershe continued drug dealing until he was arrested and jailed for life without the possibility of parole at the age of 17.
Wershe was finally released in 2017 after nearly 30 years in prison. This feature-length documentary speaks to journalists, police, FBI agents, and hit men to set the record straight on the urban legend known as “White Boy Rick” who became the youngest FBI informant ever.