Really can't understand the obsession some documentaries have with recreating scenes. That kind of attitude projects the disdain and total lack of faith these directors have for their audience and their ability to discern meaning or human emotions. Among the other major problems of too many contemporary documentaries.
While not infallible, I find comfort in returning to Kazuhiro Soda's "Ten Commandments" of Observational Filmmaking (born out of his own frustrations with this nonsense):
1 No research.
2 No meetings with…