Writing a Convincing and Moving Documentary

An argument that balances reason and emotion both informs and intrigues

From Slamdance this year, a review of Ask No Questions, a documentary about the impact state-run media plays on the truth:

“Ask No Questions” is an informative and intriguing documentary. It is full of information that may be new to many viewers, as it was to me, but is well-explained and easy to follow. The main arguments are presented clearly and convincingly. And rather than becoming too intellectual or factual, the film remains engaging and balances information with emotion, especially by sharing Chen’s incredible story of perseverance.

Sounds like there was a good balance between all Four Throughlines 😄

The Dramatica theory of story is all about delivering a convincing and balanced argument—and Subtext helps put that idea into practice.

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