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(2,520 posts)
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:00 PM Feb 2020

Unbelievable (documentary; mini series)



Saw this on Netflix over the weekend. Based upon true events. I was horrified as to the injustice and maltreatment of the rape victim. I always knew rape victims were treated unjustly, this series-documentary pulls everything together.

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3. Docs have the real live people involved. If the real people are played by actors it's a docu-drama.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:59 PM
Feb 2020

Productions about a true story with living participants are categorized as:
1. Documentaries if those participants tell their own stories through recorded interviews, although some scenes may be re-enacted by actors, either silently or using the actual words of the participants. OR if the story is based on historic personages and events, one or more experts explains what actually is known to have happened and actors may re-enact scenes where the historic figure(s)'s actual words are recorded or written by that person or someone who was his/her contemporary.

2. Docu-dramas if the most or all of the living participants are played by actors in a fully scripted production, which sometimes include some the real words of the actual participants but are mostly a screenwriter's interpretation.

There's a small bit of overlap but most are one or the other.

I thought this was a docu-drama based on the trailers they've shown, but I haven't seen the show, though. Was it actually a documentary?


(2,520 posts)
4. Docu-Drama?
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 02:20 PM
Feb 2020

Opening credits say it was based upon real life events.

Spoiler Alert:

FWIW, I didn't think my blood could boil that hot.


(2,520 posts)
6. I've gotten some excellent recommendations from the people at DU.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 04:03 PM
Feb 2020

My take away is that a couple of determined people can make a difference, the difference doesn't have to change the world but it can help just one person needing it.


(276 posts)
7. I saw this already and was disgusted at how girls/women rape victims were treated
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 07:12 PM
Feb 2020

It was a great mini-series and very well acted! Rape is physically and emotionally devastating!!! It affects girls/women's lives!!!

Worth seeing.

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