I will be in the dead of night and 13 extra nice 2020 documentaries and docuseries

Jasper Mall (Amazon)

Once you’ve overcome Amazon’s irony of broadcasting a documentary about a dying mall in a small Alabama town, the 2020 film Jasper Mall is one of the top titles on this list and Prime Video. Over the course of a year, Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb came to the once booming mall just outside Birmingham, Alabama for its staff (specifically Mike McClelland, the mall’s superintendent and the driving force behind keeping the store open) and visitors document everyone doing everything, shopping, eating, watching gospel concerts and playing dominoes. Each small vignette is rotated at a different point throughout the year. This is a remarkable illustration of the mall’s struggle for survival in a dying city that time has seemingly forgotten.

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