It’s become commonplace for documentary filmmakers to sharpen their production values with hopes of connecting with a larger audience. Popular films like Searching for Sugar Man or Finding Vivian Maier build clean narratives that feel more like fun detective stories than real-life depictions. It’s only after the curtains have dropped that the questions come to mind about their presentations. It’s easy to poke holes in their storytelling devices, but those directors found ways to connect with an audience. The opposite end of the spectrum holds stories with content that sounds fascinating but doesn’t translate so well on screen. Clever visual effects and upbeat music are nowhere to be found. The filmmakers’ hearts are in the right place, but the subject matter just sits there on the screen. There are intriguing themes present, yet they stay in the background due to a lack of creativity in the delivery method.