#365Docs: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (7/365)
I'm watching 365 documentaries and writing about each one in 2014. Tweet your suggestions to @documentarysite.
Spotlight on The 2013 Flaherty Seminar
Shannon Carroll recaps her experience at the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, where 160 filmmakers, programmers, academics and film enthusiasts convened in Hamilton, New York, to investigate the form and function of history in cinema.
Te'o, Catfish, and Truth in Documentary Filmmaking
Using the latest story about Manti Te'o as a launching pad, Tom Roston discusses the broader notion of truth and veracity when it comes to documentary filmmaking.
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Rajendra Roy on 'Kon-Tiki'
"Thor Heyerdahl's adventure was grander than anything my boyhood brain could have conceived."
Flaherty NYC's Spring 2012 Series Reveals 'The Lives of Animals'
The Lives of Animals, a program of innovative documentaries curated by The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, spans six Wednesdays in March and April at New York City's 92YTribeca.
Documentary Year in Review Countdown #8: Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
November at Flaherty NYC
The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar's program of innovative docs continues for three more Wednesdays in November at New York City's 92YTribeca.
DOC NYC 2011 Preview
New York's fall documentary festival is back for a second year, with galas Into the Abyss, Lemon and The Island President and a tribute to cinéma vérité pioneer Richard Leacock.
The Fate of Documentary?
In a response to a New York Press essay about the current state of documentaries, guest blogger Heather McIntosh of Documentary Site offers a second view, that documentaries are thriving and always have.
Doc Soup: Best Documentary Characters of All Time
As promised, it’s time for my “Best Documentary Characters of All Time” list. You may be wondering: How does one go about compiling a list of best characters from nonfiction films? These “characters” aren’t the products of imagination and craft, after all; they are real people. But, wait, don’t we have the expression, “He/she is […]