Friday, 1 July 2016


Most of the filming took place in the sixth form of Lilian Baylis technology school and also outside.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Risk assessment

This is the risk assessment for the production for the two main locations school and Lewisham shopping centre and as you can see there isn't much risks as both location are safe and only two people are filming.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Production schedule

This is my first production schedule for this week and the next which i will gradually add more to but  these are the most important that i need to film in order for there to be an interview.

Call sheet

This is a screenshot of my first call sheet.

Weekly production log

Week one 

This week I've made plans on what i'm going to be doing for my documentary on paper and i will be discussing it in a group which will help me expand my idea. I've also started research on the topic of racism as it's the base of my documentary and having facts would make documentary accurate and help with the flow,

Week two

Today I've just did my pitch which I've uploaded on blogger and have written what i will be changing/improving in order to reach standards. For the rest of the week i will be researching and will be finding already made pieces of work (poetry/spoken words/ other documentary's) which can motivate me. I've uploaded some videos from YouTube which i can use in my work as archive footages and can refer to.

Week Three

Whilst researching for archive footage's and racism related works i found two artists which i may want to be involved in the filming to give their insights and to keep that objective nature. I have emailed both Sulli breaks and Nego True (poets) and hope they will reply to either accepting to be interviewed or via email which i don't really mind. I'm also starting to think about the structure of the documentary and how it'd grab the audience's attention. I've started my shooting script according to my narrative arc and I've uploaded it which is just an outline of how it will run.

Week four 

I still haven't heard from the two poets i'd like for my documentary however,  personally i know a poet who also has strong views on racism which has agreed to have an interview with me on the 18th of June 2016 for a couple minutes. He will be preparing something based on the title "Are black people just attention seeking nowadays?"I will also prepare at least 3 questions which will sort of complete another persons perspective apart from mine in the documentary.

Week five

Since i'm going to start filming this week i'm going to start filling in my production schedule in order to actually start the documentary as well as call sheets and risk assessments.

Week six
Most of the filming is done and I've started editing the main bits. This week i will be making my voice overs and finish filming as well as hardcore editing.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Narrative arc

The main theme that's going to persist throughout my documentary is racism despite the title "Are black people just attention seeking nowadays?" as racism revolves around the question. My documentary is going to be objective hence why I'm going to cover different parts of this question and make the audiences answer it themselves. At first, I was going to combine shots in a way to achieve subjectivity in accordance with my personal opinion however what if black people are not attention seeking; therefore my documentary will be unbiased.

This is the structure the documentary will go in despite being non-linear:

  1. Introduce the topic/question e.g. where the idea that came from and why people may think that. Also create a branch of topics we will be touching in order importance: The media, History (Roots of racism), celebrities, Racism in the UK and America
  2. Statistics & Research related 
  3. Interviews with questions put together Will be done in school and on the streets to get wider opinions from different ethnicities 
  4. Bring up the question again 
  5. Open ending could leave the same question

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sub genres of factual television


This genre is the combination of documentary drama hence the name "docudrama". It consists of a reconstruction of true events which tends to accommodate the use of archive footages which may have been modernised or reproduced by actors.

Examples of Docudramas:

  • Iron lady 
  • Mandela
  • Roots 
These can all be described as being subjective as the message being carried is coming from the creators point of views which means sometimes some of the actions/scenes are made up in order to move the story/plot along. For example, Roots by Alex Haley which was initially a novel in 1976 but then aired on TV in the following year (example of dramatisation), 1977 may be seen as inaccurate, as a result of exaggeration, in order for the audience to sympathise and understand the events that happened during slavery and the hardship. However, it is arguable that the extreme footages and occurrences may have not been exaggerated as the description of slavery in other texts and movies are relatively the same as Alex Harley's images.  Docudrama's like this may avoid commentary as the actors will be acting out the events in order to achieve realism. 


A docusoap is a documentary following people in a particular occupation or location over a period of time which helps the audience get a true representation of the actors  real life, the actors are also aware of the filming process (consists of actuality footage).

Examples of Docusoap:

  • One born every minute
  • The call centre
  • Crime watch 
Docusoaps take the aspects of an observational documentary accompanied by everyday like soap which are reconstructions of everyday life which can educate audiences. This means interviews are taken in to account in order for audience to understand the stories. Also, voice-overs are used in order to comment on the actors actions and movements. The story lines tend to continue week after week with the intention to follow how life is.  For example, The call centre is a reconstruction of an actual call centre which helps the audience understand what happens in a call centre (day-to-day). This would be most useful for audiences who have interests in working in a call centre but widely humorous and interesting for other audiences.  Editing docusoaps are quite fast as editors aim to achieve realism so they tend to combine shots together only.


Reality TV shows consists of real life ordinary people who are being filmed throughout for entertainment. This mostly involves already famous celebrities as audiences are most likely to watch it hence the increase in numbers over recent years.

Examples of reality TV shows

  • Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Big brother 
  • Real housewives 
Shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians do involve already made stars which follows their day-to-day events which viewers enjoy watching by the means of how long it has been streaming for. I think audiences enjoy watching this show as the people have a lifestyle which most viewers cannot obtain and watching this is somewhat entertaining (maybe for escapism). There are no voice overs nor non-diegetics sound, the main source of information you get is from the dialogue as well as soundtracks which match the peoples and/or celebs lifestyle. In keeping up with the Kardashians, the soundtrack played are mostly hip hop and R'n'B which goes with their lifestyle as hip hop mostly consists of people bragging about how much money they have. This is another reason for reality shows.

Information and entertainment combined together. This I'd say is a good sub genre to engage viewers as entertainment connotes comedy and humorous which audiences tend to view the most. This means people enjoy what their watching while being informed.


  • Oprah
  • Mock the week 
  • E-news 
Mock the week is a infotainment show which informs viewers of what has happened in the week, delivered with humour. However, this is not always the case as the most silliest things are mostly mocked and the serious things are actually taken seriously. This gives an idea of what people take seriously and what they don't. They also involve interviews with experts and specialists in order to discuss these issues and their inputs which is another source of the information as well as archive footages to show the actual events which makes them accurate.  

Educational shows/programmes are meant to teach viewers new skills and new experiences. This can help viewers relate it back to their lives.


  • Great British Bake Off
  • Jamie Oliver shows
  • Dora the explorer
  • Countryfile
The Great British Bake Off is a great example as it is based on food which people may be interested in in order to try it out or learn how to bake. Therefore, most viewers will take notes which is a prime example of engaged viewers. Editors and directors also take notice of the 'mise-en-scene' with the way the competitors are coordinated in order to show that is a competition which is another way of engaging viewers .

Wildlife shows can be mistaken for the educational genre because it is educational and you learn new facts and skills. Shows like this normally consists of animals facts; their habitats and lifestyle.


  • The crocodile hunter
  • Deadly 60 
  • Planet earth
Deadly 60 is a prime example of wildlife documentary's as it has all aspects. For example, it's expository which means the creator is also involved and is visible in the documentary. Wildlife shows are not opinionated nor do they require arguments just facts which is either Steve Backshall, the creators general knowledge or from an expert which he tends to use in his documentary's/shows. They also consists of archival footages which shows exactly what happened as the footages were filmed and were combined together to make Deadly 60. This is because filming it live would be time consuming, costly and is unpredictable as some animals filmed are quite deadly and anything could go wrong. 

Special interest shows are shows which individuals watch and take 'special interest' in.


  • Henry and Anne
  • North Korea: the great illusion
  • The Roman empire
I am able to say that these examples especially 'North Korea: the great illusions' depicts special interest as they are all about history which I'd say is a special interest and would mostly have a target audience of historians and explorers. A footballer would rather watch Match of the day (could be classed as special interest) than these examples above. Shows like these are often based on one subject and are also factual. It could be subjective as the shots would've been made to make the audience believe what is being said and has only one motive. The North Korea: the great illusion was very subjective in my opinion; audiences heard from the president and the leaders of North Korea (perspective) about their plans and their system however it was clear that the voice overs and narrative voice was used to sort of mock as well as point out how foolish the leaders were and the absurdity. 

Make over shows show contrast of a before and after; the start being the before and the end being after.


  • Snog, Marry and Avoid
  • 60 minute makover 
  • 10 years younger 
Snog marry and avoid is a TV show which shows the transformation of peoples appearance which will allow many more attractions from the opposite sex or even the same sex hence why people are changed from being tacky to sensible and mature. This would have a wide range of viewers as it's part of  the 21st century conventions and is entertaining. So at the start we see the 'tackiness' and at the end we see the sensible attempts. 

Discussion shows are topical and requires people sitting together and discussing it.


  • Loose women
  • Top gear 
  • The Jonathan Ross Show 
These shows are purposely made to create a conference and erupts arguments and form sides hence why shows like The Jonathan Ross Show use sofas and Jonathan Ross desk to create that physical opposition in some discussions. Therefore, talk shows are objective and allows perspective from both sides and tend to be multi-cam to show different reactions from different angles, especially during interviews. They tend to be live, actuality footages but later on archive footages are shown to back some discussions and topics. 

Review shows consists of people reviewing previous events or review products which is informative.


  • The gadget show
  • The film review
  • Match of the day 
Review shows such as match of the day is good for social interaction as viewers get an update on matches they might have missed and may involve the team that they oppose which creates conversation between individuals. This is done by displaying archival shots from the matches and interviews are popular in review shows in order to have wide opinions, especially in the book review. Match of the day mostly obtain interviews from the coaches and few players which makes the messages and information released accurate. 

Chat shows are similar to discussions which is when celebrities are invited to give their opinions and views on various topics.


  • The Graham Norton show 
  • The Jeremy Kyle show 
  • Alan Carr: chatty man
The shows above are very humorous and entertaining which is one form of gratifications that audiences may take from it. Alan Carr: chatty man (the genre in it's name "chat") proposes issues and sometimes topics about the celebrities themselves which is basically a form of an interview. Audiences get to hear from the celebrities themselves.


Magazine shows consists of discussions about the latest issues that have erupted in magazines and newspapers but in depth as well as specialists and professionals inputs.


  • The one show 
  • Day break 
The one show tends to invite inspirational people on to the show about their journey and their success which the newspapers mostly do not show/tell. This is often effective for viewers who also want to make a change and sort of advertises the individual/s. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Script Overview 

Beginning - "Are black people just attention seeking nowadays?"  The sudden outlash of black recognition by black people and  When you look at attention seeking..there's good attention seeking and there's bad attention seeking.

Below is my possible shooting script which i would say is not very accurate as it is possible that i will be changing as well as adding more to it.

(Possible argument -Black people deserve to attention seek and that is just a part/way for them to overcome racism. Black beauty pages may encourage white people to see the beauty but it still revolves around colour even though anti-racism is about seeing no colour which may worsen racism.)

Questions for interviews (not in a specific order)

  1. Opinions on racism
  2. Do you think black people attention seek at times (especially in this generation/era)  If yes, is it good attention seeking? 
  3. Have you ever been affected by racism? 
  4. *listens to formation or Blacker the berry* Reaction to the lyrics? 
  5. Do you think black people are the only people who racism affects the most? 
The reason for these open questions are because I want to get as much responses as possible in order to co-ordinate with the time duration and to have a variety of different opinions to achieve objectivity. 

Research Notes 

  • Uk discrimination laws - racism in the UK is less than the US. 
  • America does not really have regulations which protect or come under racism which can be a point that celebrities out-lash of opinions is reasonable. 
  • After the most influential people who helped stop racism in the 60s have died, racism came back. 
  • Racism in the UK is not white on black any more, it's everyone against Muslims
  • Comedy and memes may be the reason for the rise in racism lately which may make racism seem like a joke (vines/instagram)
  • Instagram pages @blackrockingit @darkskin.blackgirls etc. 

Archive footages
  1. Archive footages
  2. Locations
  3. Sound 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Group Pitch Evaluation

Based on the feedback i received from the pitch i'm going to continue with my idea as the group helped me develop my ideas well, as well as the factors that i didn't consider such as the Nichol's theory conventions. For example, before the pitch i hadn't decided if i was going to be in the documentary or not but then whilst talking with the group, the idea physically being in the video (performative mode) which helps with my subjective side of the story and help the audience see the angle I'm coming from.  We also looked at the target audience which i didn't think to address  as racism is a very wide topic and i thought it would affect everybody but as we were talking i figured out it was important as racism may only affect the older generation and is only taking up by older/mature people from at least the age of 9. A age younger than 9 i'd say don't take account of it but then that is just my opinion or the way i see it.

The pitch is just above.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Codes and conventions of new packages

I will be referring to the news above and pointing out the codes and conventions in this report as well as news packages as a whole.

In order to have any report, a structure is required which puts it together. In a news report, the story and situation being discussed and produced may be concluded to be in a chronological/linear structure in the way shots have been combined and the way the news has been told to be received by audiences.

In a typical news report (like the one above), the introduction introduces the viewer to the story by the lead summary explaining how a recent document released declared how an 'Academic' school is portraying itself as a Islamic school which is obviously against the law shown in 2:39 and starts off in a studio.The way this information has been released by the reporter is very formal and she looks truthful as the reporter dressing in a 'smart' way tends to give the impression that they are very smart. This can also be looked at by the way she talks in terms of dialect and tone/pitch. She has a formal British way of talking and her tone was subtle and calm.

After the lead summary the reporter creates links to exterior location which consists of a field reporter elaborating on the story and allows interviews and references (quotes) which engages the viewers as if the only location and scene viewers had to keep up with it'd be very boring.  If you have a look at 4:24 you will see the school kids getting interviewed by the field reporter with a clear medium shot and close up throughout which allows the audience to persevere and also take in their responses better; with those shot types you can see the boys are secondary school pupils and they look like teenagers which means their opinions and what they say might be valid. This makes an interview very effective. In this case, the students have been sort of lied to about going to an academy but is actually in fact an "Islamic school" the confusion and displeasure on their face creates sympathy having an effect on the audience and adding to the story.

Actuality Footage tends to come after interviews, in this news report 5:09 and 9:04 are the actuality footages showing present discussions and what is being done to help this issue. 5:09 shows the school leaders denying the allegations and 9:04 shows government intervention with a debate in the house of commons. This makes the documentary very objective and balanced as we hear from the accused and those who arose the issue(especially being  BBC news ran by the government, they must have to intervene) . The audience get both sides of the story which helps with understanding of the story.

After all the interactions and development of the story the field reporter later Links back to studio in order to summarise the whole story and move on to the next story which will probably follow the same report structure.

This school 'crisis' being the first report may have been the reason why an archival footage hasn't been shown to avoid overusing it. However we can find it in the news report at 14:01 where it shows a fire that occurred in Pakistan the night before the news report and the reporter uses that to show evidence as well as to make reference to.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Nichols' Documentary Modes


The expository documentary mode is mainly about the verbal emphasis on the commentary side in a documentary, usually done by narrators. This is achieved by using voiceovers as well as titles which gives has an authoritative tone and effect to which puts the audience under the power of the narrator  or sometimes the presenter (especially because this type of mode aims for the narrator/presenter to talk directly to the audience) hence why the expository mode is also known as "The voice of God".  This mode is commonly used for television news programmes and can also be used in wildlife documentaries as well which the main purpose is to inform and educate the audiences. For example, Steve Backshall documentaries are all about wildlife and he speaks directly to the audience explaining the behaviours and actions being made by the animals which engages the video and has them under his 'authority' which is really an advantage because then what's the purpose of making a documentary? His documentaries are evidentiary; editing which serves to maintain the continuity of the spoken perspective by combining shots together showing different shots (close ups and long shots) in order to show the subject as well as the surroundings to also emphasise the events that occur.                                          
If you have a look at this documentary by Steve Backshall the beginning begins with a close up/zoom into a tigers foot in order for the audience to see the animal he would be studying in that documentary(voiceover). 
The disadvantage with the expository mode is that it might seem subjective as it's coming from the narrator or the presenter view and perspective but this mode is mainly used for factual documentary where the narrator/presenter is impartial and use evidence besides facts. 
The observational documentary mode is also known as the "window on the world" as it persist of social actors who behave as if no film maker is present and they are living a normal life. This means there's no voiceovers, no soundtrack, no narrators, sometimes no interview; basically the only type of sound you'll hear is dialogue (diegetic sound) and whatever sound the actors decide to play but not done during the editing process. Examples i can use for this mode is the "Keeping up with the Kardashian" show or "The Osbournes" which is about famous families lives and keeping up with what they do  daily.
The main advantage of this mode is that nothing is planned (well for most of it) so it is up to the audience to explore the issues and events which can be said to engage viewers. However, there will be some bits/scenes where the audience will not understand what is going on but the actors do which can and/or may disengage the viewers and can be off-putting. The actors also tend to not repeat certain things again so if you miss it, that's it. 
Looking at the video below you can see that there is camera's everywhere the actors go which also shows continuity and can be done by in camera editing but for this show there is too many movement and locations for it to be in-camera editing, the only explanation is combining shots especially because it's multi-cam.  The actors also avoid looking at the camera which adds to the effect of the documentary to be the window on the world. 

The participatory documentary mode is often indicated by an interview between the film makers and the subject. This means the audience gets to perceive sometimes personal interviews. It is most effective with criminal 'judgement' documentaries an example of this is "Aileen Wuornos; Life and Death of a serial killer" by Nick Broomsfield. Nick Broomsfield being the film maker had an opportunity to interview Aileen in person which was shown like an old footage (archival footage) and we audience can tell that she is mentally ill and not in the right state of mind hence why she kills people. I'd say that this documentary is objective to an extent as we actually get information and we hear from both sides, the government and the criminal herself. However, the documentary being based on her and I think the motive was to make the audience feel a certain way about her as well as the fact that this documentary is basically Broomsfield's response. So we are not meant to like her.


The reflexive documentary mode allows the audience to know that is actually a documentary all throughout by the film maker showing the 'behind the scenes' and making the audience opinions matter. An example of a documentary which implemented this mode is called "Stories we tell" which was actually about stories we do tell during our life time. This meant the documentary consisted of this family's old footages and baby pictures in order to reflect on them. This is very effective on audiences as it sort of indicates that everything stated is true and emphasises on actually telling a story; especially the voice-overs used over the old pictures and clips which described the events and what is happening in the picture/s. Soundtracks were also effective as they synchronised/ matched what was going on. For example, there was sound music in scenes where emotions are meant to be felt.

The performative documentary mode is normally based on someones personal experience usually the film maker; you can say that it is subjective as the audiences are being forced to believe something and calls for an emotional response that acknowledges an understanding events and occurences. The main purpose of documentaries like this is to educate the audience (example of film gratification). An example of performative documentary is Catfish which is about people who have been in relationships with the wrong people or the person they thought it was but it wasn't. This had happened to Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the film makers. If you have a look at the documentary, the commentary comes from the two men and then they show the people who are being catfished. A hand held camera is used when going to meet the person who is catfishing this is noticeable by the jerkiness of the camera. It can be concluded that the camera is hidden too as when they do meet the 'pretenders' they don't want them to know they're being filmed just for that realism and to make the audience believe that they are actually bad people and the whole idea is wrong.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Examples of issues

Accuracy is all about a story being told and taken from a source reliability, preciseness and how trustworthy it is. This can be tested by the use of facts as well as evidence. If there is none of that the story/information might be inaccurate. For example, BBC news could be counted as a reliable source as the government wouldn't possibly lie on live tv right? There was a report named " Cameron warns leaving EU is a "step into the dark" which can be considered as being accurate as David Cameron was actually present in the studio and was being asked questions about his proposition. Also, there were facts being raised on why we shouldn't leave the EU as well as other politicians views and quotes being mentioned.

Balance is when there's equal perspective from both parties. So the audience understands both side of the argument otherwise the story would be biased. An example of this is very well shown on "The Jeremy Kyle Show", one episode where this was shown was called "Did my murdered son have a baby?". The mum who arose the issue had an equal amount of time to speak the same way the son had an equal amount of time to answer the questions and speak in general. This allows audiences to absorb both sides and both arguments then they can decide what side to be on.

Impartiality is the common idea of staying neutral and taking no sides. This is what presenters tend to do in order to avoid conflict and controversy. An example of a presenter that does this is Reggie Yates, this was well shown in a documentary of his called " The state of man". Reggie Yates listened and found out reasons why men activists exist as well as what they actually are and what they do. He didn't support them nor against them even though he questioned some of their movements and actions.  You could tell by the mellow tone that he kept throughout the whole documentary and close ups which allows audience to see his reactions to certain things and the questioning of things as well as understanding.

Objectivity is when personal belief/opinions do not influence how a story is told. This also about having a balance and not forcing what side to be on. For example, "Question time" is a show which doesn't influence how stories are told and how questions are answered. This is done by one party raising and a question, it could be the government side or the audience and the other party is expected to answer the question. Both parties can continue to talk about the question and then you can move on to the next question. Question time also has a impartial "middle man" which means he's on neither side and allows both side to talk but he can question issues and matters.

Opinion\ Subjective (opinionated) is when the story is one sided and most definitely influences the viewer. "Beaten by my boyfriend" is definitely opinionated as Stacey Dooley, the reporter, clearly shows that by showing emotions show by close ups and voiceovers which explains how she feels about matters. In this documentary, Stacey Dooley only shows females who have experienced domestic abuse by their boyfriends and obvious purpose is to say that it is bad and to raise awareness etc. This is the same as subjectivity. Most documentaries tend to be subjective if they're to do with crimes in order to educate the viewers (gratification) and to inform them of the issues or matter.

Being Biased i would say is the same as being opinionated and subjective as it's when a story is one-sided. "Bowling for Columbine clip" is clearly anti-guns and not supporting America's open law of carrying weapons for protection making them highly accessible. This was clearly shown with long and medium shots of protestors carrying boards and shouting  and there was no evidence or view/speech from the boys who actually committed the crime.   

Representation is very important when telling a story as it sort of impacts how the audience absorbs the story and helps with picking sides. Fo example, a documentary on the "teenage gangs of South London" the teenage gangs were represented as being bad as scary as intimidating pictures were shown. On the other hand, the police were represented as the good people as it was their documentary and were portrayed as trying to help society.

Access issues is to do with the permission given when creating a documentary. To make sure you have the right/correct information and failure to actually have permission and access can lead to breaking the law. For example, if Reggie Yates didn't have permission to film the meeting of the male extremist meetings we as the audience wouldn't have an insight of what they actually do and how they gain their motivation or where the belief and idea comes from making the documentary incomplete and pointless. Also, being given permission to film the meeting will not get him fined or in trouble.

Privacy in documentaries occurs when someone or possibly an interviewee decides and prefers not to say/something. For example, in most murder cases and gang documentaries witnesses hide their faces so sometimes they're blurred or they get an actor to act in place of them just to keep that privacy. This is vital when it comes to being a witness as it is dangerous and people can end up getting attacked later on or hurt.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Analysing Documentaries

The first documentary i watched was "Confessions of a bartender" (link: )which seemed quite subjective and bias to an extent as there was mainly only one side to the story, coming from a actual bartender. There are facts about being a bartender as well as opinions coming from the bartender who was being interviewed. The interviewee representation would have an effect on how the message being carried across (Don't be a bartender basically) as the bartenders has been given a mask to cover their face in order to protect them as talking about events that have occurred whilst working which may make audience's realise how dangerous their job is. Also, he dressed as casual working class man and spoke like one too (swearing/slang) ; a hoody, jeans and trainers, seen from a long shot which i think the aim was to see the people who do the job and to be able to picture/empathise with the guy.

 However, you could also say that the documentary is not so biased as the bartender did mention the cause, the cause of most of the issues they face. He mentioned that people, mostly men, visit clubs and pubs in order to get rid of emotions and forget about most of the problems they are facing. This can be classified as a fact as he mentioned it was a personal experience and delivered this 'fact' collectively but can be opinionated too as it might not always be the case.  Audiences perspective changes of people who attend clubs and pubs (contrast between the start of the documentary and the end) although we didn't get to hear the side of people who actually go clubs which means the documentary is still subjective.

The second documentary that i watched was called "Cash slaves" which i'd say was very objective as the issues of financial dominance was addressed by both parties in the documentary. We heard both sides. The main issues raised were as i said before financial dominance and of course sex slaves and the cause of this. The presenter i'd say was impartial as she delivered her speeches based on facts and she didn't talk about her personal opinions about the whole issue. She also allowed both sides to be seen by interviewing the women who take money off the men (financial dominance) and the men who give the money to the women and her submissive (cash slave). There was balance!  This will give audiences an insight on how the whole thing works as there's information from different point of views. The involvement of a sexologist talking about the psychological side of the issue (makes facts seem accurate) also supports the fact that the documentary is impartial as he delivered facts on why people were like that and it was normal.

In addition, the representation of both sides worked very well. The financially dominant women  clothing were very explicit and showy yet good and healthy, creating a  sort of stereotype on the type of women who are financially dominant. The men had Eastern European accents and one of the men shown was dressed really badly (washed-out clothes) which implies and make viewers think that the men were once rich and once their cash is drained they start to look really bad and face financial problems. This is a key fact and a sort of conclusion to the documentary.