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I Was There

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Creative history docuseries has disturbing imagery.

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The interesting, albeit harrowing series contextualizes roughly 21-minute critical deconstructions of momentous historical events by introducing them as a present-day time travel expeditions. In addition to offering background information, Theo Wilson points out key people and incidents that created the circumstances that eventually led to these disasters by visually "immersing" himself into these digitally reconstructed spaces. These recreations also offer some visual references that help describe what it may have been like to be there while these events were unfolding, and makes each narrative a little bit more entertaining. But many of the reenactments, some of which are combined with real archive footage, are not always easy to watch. Nonetheless, for history buffs, I Was There offers some brief but surprisingly detailed historical interpretations that you can learn something from.

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