Documentary Production tips
See Module reading list for books on Documentary Production. I will also add a few links to online articles here.
Documentaries we will look at include:
British Documentary Movement (1930's / 1940's) & [Free Cinema (1952 - (1963)
Tarnation (2003) Jonathan Caouette
Ghosts of Piramida (2012) Director- Andreas Koefoed. Featuring Efterkland
Werner Herzog - Grizzly Man (2005)
Man on a Wire (2008) - James Marsh
11'09"1 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the events in New York City during the September 11 attacks, in a short film of 11 minutes, 9 seconds, and one frame.
Ken Loach (segment "United Kingdom")
This segment (above) features Pablo, a Chilean singer-songwriter exiled in London, writing a letter to the American people condemning the terrorist attacks and telling the story of Salvador Allende's government and the tragic consequences of Chile's own 9/11.
Samira Makhmalbaf (segment "Iran"). In this segment, young Afghan schoolchildren discuss the Twin Towers' collapse. Makhmalbaf has said, "When they asked me to talk about 11 September, I thought the whole world had representation except for Afghanistan, so I decided I would be their representative and tell it from their point of view. I didn't want to make it too judgemental. I wanted it to be innocent, through the eyes of the children."
and Sean Penn's (USA) film.