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Following the Story You’re Creating

One of the truths of pointing a camera at any (nonfiction) situation is that the presence of the camera changes the situation. Journalists and documentary filmmakers (should) contend with this truth moment by moment as they film. As soon as … Continue reading

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Feature or Short: How to Decide

Never trust a clickbait headline like that from me. I never deliver. Or, rather, I deliver differently and usually over more than one post. Direct cinema — to at least some extent — is the commonality among my favorite feature … Continue reading

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Sometimes Stories Happen

The story of the story of Honeyland is interesting. The filmmakers were trying to film a documentary about the environment in North Macedonia when they discovered Hatidže Muratova and her mother living alone in a small mountain village. The plot … Continue reading

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