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Sheriff: A Documentary Movie
Read national media interviews and reviews of SHERIFF and find screening information at the filmmaker’s Web site.

North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association
The official Web site of the statewide association, founded in 1922, offers information including a history of the office of sheriff from the Middle Ages to today and a message from 2005-2006 President Ronald E. Hewett, the subject of SHERIFF.

The National Sheriffs’ Association
Explore the official online home of the national organization serving law enforcement and criminal justice professionals in the U.S. The site includes information on programs, training and scholarships.

Brunswick County Guide
A Web site “for travelers and locals alike,” the Brunswick County Guide includes information about the North Carolina home and workplace of Sheriff Ron Hewitt. Get the latest on recreation, schools, real estate, government and more.

U.S. Census Bureau: Brunswick County, North Carolina
Get the facts on Brunswick County, North Carolina using U.S. Census reports, maps and tables on population, household income and education.

Cinema Verité

Reel Life Stories: Documentary Film and Video Collections in the UC Berkeley Library's Media Resources Center
Part of an extensive site on documentary film, this section features synopses and information on the making of influential cinema verité films by directors D.A. Pennebaker, Robert Drew & Associates, Frederick Wiseman, Albert and David Maysles and Jean Rouch and links to articles and books on the filmmakers.

Cinema Verité: Defining the Moment
This site from the National Film Board of Canada features filmmaker interviews, and biographies, film reviews, event listings and a timeline about verité filmmaking.

Drew Associates
Read about the historic documentaries by former Life editor Robert Drew, including a series on the Kennedy family and look at stills from his numerous films.

Maysles Productions
The official website of verité legend Albert Maysles includes a biography, current projects, film clips, an essay on the “why, how and do’s and don’ts” of documentary filmmaking and an overview of his work with his late brother, David.

Pennebaker Hegedus Films
The official Web site of prolific filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus includes a filmography spanning 60 years, the history of the filmmakers’ partnership and bios of well-known names in documentary film who have collaborated with the pair.

Jean Rouch: Filmmaker / Anthropologist
Tour this tribute site to French verité filmmaker Jean Rouch, which offers a wide-ranging photo and video gallery, assorted articles and interviews and listings of upcoming events and programs on Rouch's life and work.

Zipporah Films: Frederick Wiseman
Visit the official Web site of verité pioneer Frederick Wiseman—whose work provided inspiration for SHERIFF filmmaker Daniel Kraus—and find FAQs, a film index, interviews and reviews.

PBS: Independent Lens: Inside Indies: Ask Fred
Read this 2005 Q&A with Fred Wiseman as he responds to questions submitted by the public about filmmaking, democracy and more.


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