The documentary “Jeffrey Dahmer: The Oath” by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a terrific piece of investigative journalism.
It’s a must see.
The problem, though, is that it’s a pretty damn long documentary.
You can read an entire blog post about it here.
It takes a lot of time and effort to get to the bottom of Jeffrey Dahmer’s life, the events that took place in 1994 when he was brutally murdered by a gang of young men.
I’m sure you’ll agree that it is not only a very good documentary, but one that has made a difference to the victims and their families.
But the documentary is missing something.
It doesn’t tell the whole story.
And, in the case of “Jeffery Dahman,” it seems to miss something even more significant: the fact that the murder occurred while Dahmer was being treated for PTSD, a condition that can cause severe anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.
The film focuses on Dahmer, who was treated at a psychiatric hospital in 1995, and it only tells a very limited portion of the story.
I won’t go into detail about why that is, because it’s important that we know that this is not an easy film to watch.
I’ve made a lot more documentaries than this one, but I can’t really explain how difficult it is to get from point A to point B without having to talk about the film, so let’s break it down.
How long did the film take to make?
Well, it took about two and a half years.
That’s the longest period that anyone has been able to put together.
The documentary was originally scheduled to air in February 2018, but the film’s producer, Michael Bloomberg, decided to hold back the release of the film until the end of the year.
That meant the film would have to wait until the spring of 2019, when it was finally made.
Bloomberg, the current mayor of New York, has been a longtime advocate for mental health issues and has taken a long-standing stance against the idea that a mental illness could be treated or cured.
“Jeff, who suffered from PTSD, has never received the appropriate treatment that would be warranted by the facts,” Bloomberg wrote in a statement when the film was initially announced.
“The documentary shows that no such treatment was ever administered.”
The documentary focuses on the events leading up to Dahmer being killed in 1993, when he committed suicide in his home.
Dahmer had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years and was suffering from depression and anxiety.
The New York Times ran a front-page article about the documentary last month, which made it clear that Bloomberg and his team had a long history of working to make sure that the treatment was not only appropriate but necessary for Dahmer to live a full life.
But while “Jeff” was on the brink of a full recovery, his story was being distorted.
The Times article explained that “experts say the disease is often treated with medications and antidepressants and can be prevented by having someone who is able to tell the difference between a real and imagined threat, rather than one that is imaginary.”
In a 2011 interview with NBC News, Bloomberg told the outlet that Dahmer suffered from “a kind of psychosis that made him feel that he was living in a dream world.”
In other words, Dahmer believed he was being hunted by a group of masked gunmen.
The article said that Dahman believed that he had been shot by a police officer.
But, while Dahman’s story did not align with that of other experts, the documentary makes clear that he did not suffer from any mental illness at the time of his death.
As the New York Post noted, “Experts say Dahmer may have been a victim of a false diagnosis and may have committed the crime by accident, a claim that has been widely disputed by his family and the police department that investigated his death.”
Bloomberg has not responded to a request for comment.
The fact that Dahmar’s story was not made into the film does not mean that it didn’t have some impact on Dahman and his family.
For example, the film opens with a photo of Dahmer lying on a couch in his hotel room.
The image is a haunting one that reminds Dahmer of what it is like to have to hide from his wife and daughter in the middle of the night.
But what does it tell us about how the filmmakers got that photo?
Did Bloomberg and Bloomberg’s production company have a hand in selecting the image?
The filmmakers were not even given the option of choosing the image to be used in the film.
And it was only after Dahmer died that the film changed its focus to look at Dahmer as a man who wanted to be a police detective.
So what did the filmmakers learn about Dahmer?
Well for one, the filmmakers