I’m recommending this one to everybody.
Nick Searcy was at the capitol on January 6th, and has put together a documentary about it. Only I hesitate to say that this is just about the events of that day, because it is more about the society we live in. Where truth gets twisted into narratives, and God help you if you’re inconvenient to that narrative.
Using footage and interviews he shows the difference between what happened, and how it got portrayed afterwards. Then he gets into what happened to many of the people involved, who are getting stomped on by the government, regardless of whether they actually did anything there or not.
I’ll be honest, I put off watching this one because I’m a political sort, who keeps up on all of this kind of thing, and I thought it was going to be depressing to watch. I should have known better, because this is Nick we are talking about, and he’s too irreverent to give a damn. He mocks what deserves to get mocked and he’s a funny dude.
That said, there’s some parts that are going to make you tear up. I’ll warn you of that in advance.
If you’re not the kind of person who keeps up on the news (or worse, actually believes everything on the news!) you’re the target audience, because this situation is a travesty. If you keep up on this stuff, the evidence that has come out since they finished this documentary makes their case even stronger.
It’s for sale at the link. I’ve seen people complain that they aren’t giving it out for free, but that’s kinda stupid to expect a bunch of movie production people to work for free, in order to tell a story that the regular media isn’t going to touch with a ten foot pole. If you complain about this in the comments I’m going to make fun of you. 🙂