For today’s topic, the letter W, in the blogging A to Z challenge, I’d love to tell you a little bit about this really terrific documentary I got to help out with called Without Charity, directed by my friend Paul Lyzun.
I got to know Paul after he was eyeball deep in this documentary. He offered to let me watch an early cut of the film and I was entranced. The story he documented was one I was unfamiliar with despite living relatively close to the setting, and his presentation of the subject was intriguing. Paul was able to tell the story of a woman connected to three murders from numerous perspectives in such a way that you were left with more questions than answers, which is a good thing! He approached the story from a well balanced and sensitive perspective, letting the viewer absorb all the information and really process it. No preaching. No pontificating. No lecturing. Just the story, which is heartbreaking and frustrating all at the same time.
I was involved in Paul’s project in such a minuscule way, but the final film was really impressive and I’m honored that I got to be involved in any capacity with such great work. I love to hear Paul talk about the films he has in the works and look forward to seeing them because he has a way of telling a story that draws you in and immerses you, which lets you decide how you want to experience the story for yourself.