west memphis three

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Paradise Lost is the first of three documentaries chronicling the story of the West Memphis Three (Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly) and the allegations made against them regarding the mutilations and murders of Christopher Byers, Michael Moore and Steven Branch. The film gives an insight into the investigation of the case with a great deal of detail using crime scene footage, court hearings and interviews. Though it may be argued that the making of this film was wrong, I believe that its creation was ethically right. It is understandable that the graphic nature of the documentary and the explicit content may have been off-putting to some audiences, but filming Paradise Lost allowed important details and inconsistencies - that would have otherwise been overlooked or ignored - to be documented and scrutinized. It was important that the public was made aware of all aspects of the case, instead of taking the police allegations at face value because it is important for people to know the truth about the communities they live in. By showing the public the harsh unfair ju...
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