Errol Morris’ latest OP-DOC (short, opinionated doc) for the New York Times has been released just in time for the general election on November 6th. Morris' ‘11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote’ is a short film which explores the roads that lead to the polls in a nation where voting is not compulsory.
Two weeks ago I attended a lecture at the Center for Business and Society, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The speaker was Andrew Fastow, the former chief financial officer of the Enron Corporation, the seventh largest company in America at the time of its collapse. It was a scandal that cost investors and employees over one billion dollars and saw Fastow incarcerated for his crimes.
For anyone heading to the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam this year interested in webdocs, you won’t want to miss the Interactive Documentary Conference. The one-day conference explores the future of documentary storytelling in the digital age. Topics covered include the rise of apps and touch screens, the secrets behind successful projects, turning data into stories and the tools available for interactive storytelling.
Thom Powers, international documentary programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival has produced a sales agent list for documentaries set to screen at the festival. Included in the list are details of which TIFF titles agencies represent and what others are looking to acquire.
New York director of photography, Cybel Martin has written an insightful piece about first time documentary filmmakers working with professional crews. The blog is part of ‘Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Diaspora’. Read the checklist of suggestions from an expert.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns’ provocative documentary is a “devastating portrait of contemporary social inequality" - The New Yorker.
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