I love a good documentary, and as filmmakers, my brother and I are right now developing our own first feature length documentary. So, as part of my research, I’ve been watching a lot more of them and when I was looking through my choice of DVD’s to review, I saw Sounds Like Teen Spirit pop up and thought this could be a good one to add to my list of documentaries to watch.
I didn’t know much about it other than that it was based around the junior Eurovision singing contest, which in itself I didn’t know anything about, or that it even existed for that matter. Seeing a film like this about such young kids, some of whom I’m sure weren’t even teenagers yet, and seeing so much talent, makes you excited about the world and what we are able to achieve even at such a young age.
Not only that, but a lot of these kids came from very different backgrounds, rich, poor and middle class, proving that no matter where you’re from, if you have talent to show then that’s what people really care about. As the film progressed it also delved more into the lives of the kids they were following, and it was sad to see some of the troubles they were having appear to be universal.
Whether from New Zealand or Georgia, kids can have it tough a lot of the time. This was still a very light hearted film though, and really fun to watch, and it opened my eyes to a world I had never seen or heard of before, and that’s what a good documentary does.
8.5 out of 10 from me!!!