But the truth is that as much as Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project is a compelling documentary that covers important subject matter, at times it is also wildly problematic.
Despite its noble intentions, The Justice Project still reads as a vehicle for Kim Kardashian to continue the public image make-over she’s been rolling out over the last few years, cleverly transitioning herself from a reality TV star to a formidable businesswoman, activist and cultural icon in her own right.
But in this documentary, her own need to be be taken seriously bleeds all over the stories of the incarcerated people she is trying to protect.
In the documentary, Kim talks about receiving and reviewing letters from incarcerated individuals who are seeking her help to expose the injustices in their convictions or sentencing.
By choosing the stories that “break her heart” Kim narrows down her…