Little Hope Was Arson: Documentary Review


Little Hope Was Arson is an entrancing film, developed in West Texas and centered around the burning of ten churches in the area. The film follows the teenage criminals involved in the burning, as well as their punishment. The film can be largely controversial, and displays an ambigious opinion throughout. Upon viewing this documentary at the Lone Star Film Festival, arguments and controversy quickly arose amongst audience members. Some believe the punishment was too harsh, others believe it to be completely fair. In all, this film can be viewed as a simple documentary about a simple crime, or one can take a much deeper look into our legal system and the way society deals with different situations. The film has various levels to play off of and no matter you  live in Texas or California, it is certainly applicable to anyone, anywhere.



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