Can film capture reality? What ethical issues arise when portraying real lives? How does editing or music condition our emotional response to film? More than 100 clips enliven the discussion, offering a panoramic overview of contemporary documentary cinema.It's directed by Pepita Ferrari and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5000 awards, including 12 Academy Awards®. The NFB was founded in 1939 by filmmaker John Grierson, who is credited with coining the term “documentary” in 1926.
Single Mother, Pioneering Photographer: The Remarkable Life of Bayard Wootten - In 1904, Bayard Wootten, a divorced single mother in North Carolina, first borrowed a camera. She went on to make more than a million images.
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