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:
Kids for Cash
Saturday September 2 at 9:30pm AEST
In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line, until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. Told through the eyes of both victims and villains, this documentary exposes a shocking American secret – a notorious judicial scandal that found corrupt judges sending children to a private, for-profit detention centre without counsel or being advised of their rights. This real-life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the centre of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process – a stunning emotional roller coaster that will make you question how the world’s premiere democracy can allow corrupt judges to trample on the rights of countless children.
Interview With A Murderer
Saturday September 9 at 9:30pm AEST
Criminologist Professor David Wilson conducts a series of revealing interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer: the man never charged with, yet was widely suspected of the murder of paperboy Carl Bridgewater in 1978, a crime he’s always denied. With a team of researchers from Birmingham City University, Professor Wilson reexamines the evidence surrounding both the murder Spencer was convicted for and the one he has never been charged with, challenging Spencer’s account in direct exchanges. He gathers testimony from some of those closest to Spencer in 1978, the day Carl died.
Saturday September 16 at 9:30pm AEST
Would you become friends with the person who shot you or killed your only son? There are those, who have reached through the bars to connect with the criminals who have devastated their lives.
Unforgiven: The Boys Who Murdered James Bulger
Saturday September 23 at 9:30pm AEST
Witness the outcry to the release of the two 10-year-old boys who killed two-year-old James Bulger in 1993.
Saturday September 30 at 9:30pm AEST
A groundbreaking investigation into the multi-million dollar paedophilia industry. Libby Spears exposes how young children are being pushed into prostitution.