Recorder filmmaker Matt Wolf talks about the enormous undertaking it was to comb through Marion Stokes’ archives and getting her family to tell her remarkable story.
From the lives of cats (and the weddings of dogs) to walking on the moon and surveying the Allied effort in WWII, there’s an amazing treasure trove of archival documentaries online. We’ve found a few of the very best resources for historical films, which could keep you preoccuped for ages.
Super piece by Adam Benzine on Let the Fire Burn‘s extensive, exhaustive archival process, with insight from filmmaker Jason Osder: “Archive masterclass: Making Let the Fire Burn‘.” The film had its television premiere on Independent Lens in May.
Philadelphia-raised filmmaker Jason Osder talks about what led him to make Let the Fire Burn his first feature documentary, his remembrances of the MOVE bombing tragedy as a kid, the film’s expert use of archival footage, and the impact he hopes it has.