I made a video essay about the documentary, Tower. It is one of the best films I have ever seen and I would recommend that everyone should see it at least once. It was the most visceral experience I have ever had watching a film.
The film deals with controversial subject matter in an even-handed and rational way. Most documentaries of this ilk are glorified propaganda pieces, but Tower does not fall into that category. This is a very human story, told in a very human way.
The film is mostly rotoscope, similar to Waltz with Bashir, but that doesn’t make them film feel any less real. In fact, I would say this technique adds to the overall rawness of the film.
I would recommend this to anyone who is interesting in documentary filmmaking. This film is perfectly executed.
Tower didn’t get the love it deserved upon release, so please give it a watch. You won’t regret it!