Rich Hill

Good or bad? I say or.

Synopsis

Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

Thesis

The documentary did not showcase the life of someone struggling with poverty because it only showed was how poverty affected those specific young boys, not the families as a whole or others in the area.

Defining the Purpose

The purpose of the film was to give insight to the life of the impoverished. By following 3 young boys living in a lower class community. It follows them throughout moments of their life and they talk about school, family, and everything in between.

Achieving the Purpose

The film did not achieve the purpose of giving insight to the life of the lower class. It focused on the 3 boys and how they dealt with everyday life living how they did. The directors asked the boys a lot of questions and have very long interviews, but it still did not full capture the struggle of living life as a poorer family.

Conclusion

The documentary was very moving and beautiful. People really felt for those young boys and their troubles. It did not showcase the complex living of people of all ages living like those 3 boys did. If the crew wanted to capture the bigger picture, they should have focused on the community of Rich Hill and all who populate it.
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Appachey, Andrew, & Harley with directors, Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo