The activity of watching events on a screen differs a lot from watching them in real life. In most cases, events that are watched on a screen take the form of documentaries. Documentaries are an excellent source of information that would otherwise escape our attention in the hustle and bustle of daily life. However, unlike in real life where a person has to be directly involved in the context in which the events take place, the documentary enables the viewer to maintain a distance. Many people like documentaries because they enable them to view real life events very closely while simultaneously avoiding any dangers arising or any responsibility to act in a certain way to save the situation.
The debate on how watching events in documentaries differs from watching similar events in real life is a subject of an ongoing debate. This paper sets out to contribute to this important debate. The differences that characterize these two different situations imply that people are likely to develop certain attitudes towards documentary filming. For instance, a by-stander does not experience a robbery incident the same way that a documentary viewer does. In such a case, one may criticize documentaryÂ enthusiasts of being withdrawn from real-life issues simply because of their preference for witnessing events from a perspective where they cannot offer any assistance or provide meaningful change. By addressing issues of attitudes such as skepticism towards documentary filming, this paper aims to connect everything to contemporary human relationships.
Differences between watching documentaries and experiencing real-life events
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Documentaries play a critical role in the modern world. They are a source of crucial information regarding different happenings in terms of human endeavors as well as the natural environment. Since it is not possible for people…