The Truth Behind Netflix’s ‘Afflicted’
Truth Behind Netflix's 'Afflicted'
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TBH, I think the documentary series was incredibly fair. What seems to frustrate or anger participants and/or community members was that the filmmakers did not EXCLUDE mental/psychological components as possible contributing factors to the elusive illnesses/conditions presented. But it never mocked the sufferers, and it never suggested they were intentionally “faking” anything. IMO what it did was present all points of view, from the patients, from romantic partners, from family members, from traditional doctors, from alternative doctors/healers, etc. It seems you wanted the series to only present the POV of the chronically ill, and to do so without question or exploration, but that wouldn’t have been a balanced or fair representation.

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