Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment link: https://www.nfb.ca/film/cinema_verite_d


Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment link: https://www.nfb.ca/film/cinema_verite_defining_the_moment/
Description:
Crisis, Lonely Boy, Chronicle of a Summer. You may not know these films, but you see their influences every day–in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams. The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the ’50s and ’60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics, Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever. Director Peter Wintonick’s Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media is one of the bestselling documentaries of all time; co-producer Éric Michel won the Cannes Palme d’or for 50 ans, by director Gilles Carle, and co-producer Adam Symansky won an Oscar for Flamenco at 5:15.
After watching Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment, please discuss how what struck you the most about how advancements in technology impacted documentary filmmaking. Please be specific in citing examples of specific filmmakers, films, and technology. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts.
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