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Documentary Film Making

Marcie Sillman
05/24/2005 at 10:00 a.m.

In recent years, documentary films have gained a much wider audience. With popular movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Spellbound, and more recently Born Into Brothels and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room; the documentary genre is becoming mainstream entertainment with huge money making potential. The Seattle International Film Festival has over 55 documentary films showing this year. Today on Weekday we'll be taking a look at some of those films, and the documentary style of movie-making. What documentaries have affected you? How do you determine that there is truth in the telling?

Stewart Stern spent more than 30 years as a screen writer in Hollywood; best known for Rebel Without a Cause.
Robert Horton film critic
Herny Alex Rubin co-director of the movie MurderBall, a film about highly competitive rugby player.
Zana Briski director of Born Into Brothels.

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