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Summary

From cinema-vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and Nick Broomfield, the world’s best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre. Featuring interviews with 38 directors and 163 film clips from classics such as GREY GARDENS and THE THIN BLUE LINE, as well as recent work like DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE and TOUCHING THE VOID, CAPTURING REALITY explores the complex creative process that goes into making non-fiction films. Deftly charting the documentarian’s journey, it poses the question: can film capture reality?

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