What is it? An exhaustive real-crime documentary series about the murder of a nun in 1969, but also so much more.
Why you’ll love it: The Keepers is not the new Making a Murderer. Without looking it up, tell me the name of the victim, the dead woman whose family still mourn her sudden loss, in Making a Murderer. The Keepers is a story about victims and their search for justice. It’s about giving them a chance to be heard over the loud denials of any and every official body.
It is beautifully shot, scored by a composer determined to demonstrate his command of emotive strings, and features an unsolved crime. But there the similarities ends. Director Ryan White began work on this long before the success of Making a Murderer and has dedicated himself to telling as many stories as he can, not just one.
In November 1969, a young nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, went missing from her Baltimore apartment. The following year she was discovered, lying on her back on a frozen hillside, far from home, her skull broken in. From that day to this, no one has been able to conclusively say what happened to her.