The Witness (I) (2015)

  |  Documentary, Biography, Crime

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The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.

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21 January 2018 | caseykeegan
| A Search For the Truth
'The Witness' was an informative story with the intended audience being people who want to learn more information about the infamous Genovese case. The main purpose of this documentary is to inform the audience about missed details about the Genovese case, and to give insight into what members of the family were going through at that time/ are still going through today. The director seems to want people to never stop searching for the truth, if it means a lot to you. I knew a little bit about this case before watching the documentary but a lot of details were messy for me. This documentary is about the murder of Catherine 'Kitty' Genovese and the path her brother, Bill, takes to bring some light to the actual events that occurred on the night she was killed. Bill contacted many people who supposedly witnessed the events of March 13th, and tried to find the truth. One thing that really stood out in this documentary, were the visuals that were used to convey certain scenarios that interviewees were talking about in that moment. The sketches that were used were very detailed and grabbed my attention every time they popped up on the screen. Every interview that was in the documentary was informative and helped add to the story. I knew at least half of the information that was in the documentary before I watched it. It helped form a more cohesive storyline for me. I would highly recommend this documentary for people who are interested in learning more about this case.

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