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Neon Documentary Filmmakers Examine How to Tell Truthful, Impactful Stories

21 January 2021

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Neon Documentary Filmmakers Examine How to Tell Truthful, Impactful Stories

Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney said audiences are becoming less likely to distinguish between scripted films and nonfiction storytelling, regarding both as examples of compelling cinema.

In the Variety Streaming Room hosted by film awards editor Clayton Davis, Neon documentary filmmakers explored their various projects’ tie-ins with current political realities, such as the pandemic. They reflected on what it means to depict true stories in engaging ways for viewers. The panelists were Gianfranco Rosi, director, writer and producer of Italy’s submission for best foreign language film Notturno; Todd Douglas Miller, director, producer, editor of Apollo 11: Quarantine; Matt Wolf, director of Spaceship Earth; Benjamin Ree, director of The Painter and the Thief; Victor Kossakovsky, director of Gunda and Totally Under Control directors Alex Gibney, Suzanne Hillinger and Ophelia Harutyunyan.

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