The Lumière brothers were considered the fathers of documentary. In 1895 their first film Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory presented the audience with images of everyday life, the title summing up the events of the actuality. Train Pulling into a Station was another significant film of the time and proved to be overwhelming for audiences as they were alarmed and fearful of the projection of the train. The concept was unnatural to them; the essence of realism created elements of shock. Alongside the documentary films, Edison Studios, an American film production organisation, created narrative performances throughout this period. The films made audiences marvel at the ‘life like’ quality of the moving images, presenting ‘the very essence of life itself’, a ‘naturalne...
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... Furthermore, towards the end of the film as the police attacks take place an officer forcefully enters their cell, threatening them both with a gun yet ultimately sparing their lives, allowing them to speculate whether it was because the officer couldn’t kill a woman, the femininity that resonates from Lady Di. Both Louis Theroux: Behind Bars and Carandiru respectfully represent the life of inmates within the prison environment, educating audiences by showing a true reality of the different types of people in the same situation. 'The distinctive characteristic of realism resides in the ambition to, in some way or other, approximate reality, to show things as they really are ' (Hill, 1986: 57). In this instance, Louis Theroux: Behind Bars isn 't a biased text, it doesn 't just focus on the masculinity within a prison notoriously known for its hard earned criminals.
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