Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Powerful and revealing, Whore’s Glory defines what a documentary should be

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The documentary Whore’s Glory is an inspiring example of multimedia storytelling. Whore’s glory is a powerful documentary that compares prostitution in three different parts of the world: Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

It is shocking what some of the prostitutes and customers reveal in this film and the level of trust the director Michael Glawogger was able to build with these people before he began shooting it. This video clip from the documentary is an example of one of many intimate moments that made this documentary so compelling and better than others on the subject matter.

It’s also incredible how unbiased and non-judgemental this documentary on such strong subject matter is. With no narrator or commentary, Glawogger took his opinion out of it and let the subjects tell the story for what it was. According to an article in The New York Times Glawogger wrote, “Prostitution is not to be condemned or defended, prostitution simply is. It is like war. War is.”

To add more the documentary was filmed and edited beautifully. Every shot was purposeful and every quote was necessary. I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone (overage- there is nudity and some pretty shocking imagery), and I would certainly watch any of Mr. Glawogger’s other documentaries.

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Written by Shanning Celeste Newell

April 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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