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Restrepo Trailer [HD 1080p]

 

The film received the Grand Jury Prize

for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Director: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

Release Date: 2 July 2010

Genre: Documentary | War

Studio: National Geographic

 

Plot: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon

in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight

into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights,

and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

 

YouTube >  DrimsProduction    June 13, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh56cCDto08
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raoul Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/25/
588673944/the-young-karl-marx-looks-inside-the-mind-of-a-revolutionary

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/02/14/
515196224/director-raoul-peck-james-baldwin-was-speaking-directly-to-me

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/05/
513144736/did-i-get-james-baldwin-wrong

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/02/03/
512892549/oscar-documentaries-and-a-foreign-language-film-we-loved

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/02/03/
513311359/i-am-not-your-negro-gives-james-baldwins-words-new-relevance

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/02/02/
511860933/james-baldwin-in-his-own-searing-revelatory-words-i-am-not-your-negro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Nelson        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/
movies/review-the-black-panthers-captures-a-militant-movements-soul-and-swagger.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Jarecki        USA

 

 

 

The filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, left, and Robert A. Durst

outside an office tower on the Avenue of the Americas

between 43rd and 44th Streets built by the Dursts in 1970.

 

Marc Smerling.

 

Stranger Than Fiction? Try Fact

HBO Plans a Documentary on Robert Durst

By CHARLES V. BAGLI        NYT        DEC. 1, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/arts/television/hbo-plans-documentary-on-robert-durst.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.hbo.com/
the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst#

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/movies/
true-story-the-jinx-and-serving-up-truth-with-the-imagination.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/arts/
the-jinx-6-part-hbo-documentary-on-robert-durst.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/
arts/television/hbo-plans-documentary-on-robert-durst.html

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/278995/
Capturing-the-Friedmans/overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross McElwee

 

 

 

 

Photographic Memory Offical Movie Trailer

2011 film release by Ross McElwee

Feature length 84 Minutes copyright St. Quay Films / French Connection / Arte

 

YouTube > McElweeEntertainment        25 October 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcAjO5G3kTc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Men of Atalissa

 

produced by The New York Times

video journalist Kassie Bracken

and columnist Dan Barry,

and edited by John Woo.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/povdocs/2014/03/
the-men-of-atalissa-watch-the-documentary-go-behind-the-story-with-journalists-from-the-new-york-times/

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/povdocs/2014/03/
the-men-of-atalissa-watch-the-documentary-go-behind-the-story-
with-journalists-from-the-new-york-times/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbz_wFT9foQ

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002757071/the-men-of-atalissa.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/09/us/the-boys-in-the-bunkhouse.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Glover

 

 

 

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Movie Trailer (2011) HD

 

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers,

after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years,

into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration

chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points,

the Black Power movement.

 

Featuring candid interviews with the movement's most explosive revolutionary minds,

including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver,

the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement.

 

Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith,

and commentary from and modern voices including

Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles

give the historical footage a fresh sound and make

 

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-75

an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

 

MOVIECLIPS Trailer

YouTube >  MOVIECLIPS Trailers        11 August 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFWHNpfjByQ

 

Related

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/oct/08/black-power-mixtape-danny-glover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/oct/08/black-power-mixtape-danny-glover

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/nov/08/usa.gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Fox

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/139927/gasland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene Jarecki

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/nov/22/
the-house-i-live-in-review

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/movies/
the-house-i-live-in-directed-by-eugene-jarecki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Temple

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/julien-temple

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/mar/10/detroit-motor-city-urban-decline

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/feb/04/oil-city-confidential-review

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/dec/09/julien-temple-the-kinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donal MacIntyre

 

http://www.averybritishgangster.com/director.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michale Boganim

 

http://www.shellac-altern.org/odessa.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

 

http://www.docurama.com/productdetail.html?productid=NV-NVG-5603-NVG-9540

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/storyville/staircase-weekend.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/sep/25/
the-vietnam-war-terror-heartbreak-and-helicopters-ablaze-in-an-epic-documentary

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/
552575164/in-vietnam-war-ken-burns-wrestles-with-the-conflict-s-contradictions

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/
arts/television/ken-burns-and-lynn-novick-tackle-the-vietnam-war.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/21/
arts/television/21war.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/23/
movies/tv-view-our-war-the-way-it-was.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Errol Morris

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/errol-morris 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/apr/14/
jeffrey-macdonald-murder-errol-morris

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0896866/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/jul/18/documentary 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/movies/26morris.html

http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/5147/
errol-morris-on-standard-operating-procedure.html

http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/04/25/movies/25stan.html

http://www.errolmorris.com/

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yznRGS9f-jI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ICxqP-t1Ms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t3PjviOl_I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Hazan

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/05/
movies/bigger-splash-fiction-about-david-hockney.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Burnett

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jun/06/filmandmusic1.filmandmusic5

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/jun/22/film.review3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Wiseman        USA

 

 

 

Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker, 84, on a walk in Paris.

 

Photographs by ERIK MADIGAN HECK

 

Wiseman’s documentary ‘‘National Gallery’’

had its premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight

at Cannes this year.

 

Old Masters

After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.

NYT

23 October 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/23
/magazine/old-masters-at-top-of-their-game.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/28/
526019758/a-haunting-60s-film-about-mental-illness-and-incarceration-
becomes-a-ballet

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Dy-BHfud3kI&list=UUqnbDFdCpuN8CMEg0VuEBqA&index=6

https://www.nytimes.com/video/movies/
100000005030496/how-to-watch-a-frederick-wiseman-movie.html - April 6, 2017

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/23/
magazine/old-masters-at-top-of-their-game.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/audio/2011/apr/07/
film-weekly-frederick-wiseman-podcast

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2000/nov/23/
derekmalcolmscenturyoffilm  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donn Alan Pennebaker        USA        1925-2019

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/04/
da-pennebaker-obituary

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/
movies/d-a-pennebaker-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Broomfield

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/nick-broomfield 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Gibney

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/movies/18taxi.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Morley

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/09/
joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Moore        USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/michaelmoore

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/theater/
100000005342372/michael-moore-terms-surrender-broadway.html - Aug. 10, 2017

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/11/
where-to-invade-next-film-review-michael-moore-happy-toronto-tiff

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/11/
michael-moore-where-to-invade-next-toronto-tiff-jake-gyllenhaal

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/28/michael-moore-memoir-georgia

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/oct/11/michael-moore-catholic-capitalism

 

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2084050,00.html

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-05-19-michael-moore-cuba_N.htm

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/nov/11/
usforeignpolicy.guardianinterviewsatbfisouthbank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Lorrimer Whitehead        UK        1937-2019

 

 

 

The British filmmaker Peter Whitehead

in 1967.

 

His 1960s films

like “Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London,”

one commentator said, remind viewers

that people were once

“vibrant, unapologetically involved and alive.”

 

Credit Tim Kantor/The New York Times

 

Peter Whitehead, Swinging-’60s Filmmaker, Is Dead at 82

NYT

June 19, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/
movies/peter-whitehead-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of Britain’s

most provocative

film-makers

whose work

documented

the counterculture

of the 1960s

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/13/
peter-whitehead-obituary

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/
movies/peter-whitehead-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/13/
peter-whitehead-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Monroe Tulchin        USA        1926-2017

 

In August 1969,

Nina Simone

took the stage

at Mount Morris Park

in Harlem

for a remarkable

performance

in which she sang

“To Be Young,

Gifted and Black”

and recited a poem

that asked,

provocatively,

if her audience

was ready

to “kill if necessary,”

“smash white things”

and “give yourself,

your love,

your soul,

your heart,

to create life.”

 

Ms. Simone

was one of many artists,

mostly African-American,

who appeared

that summer

at the Harlem

Cultural Festival,

a series of six free

Sunday concerts.

 

Stevie Wonder

was there,

as were other

popular music acts,

each of which

could have attracted

a big crowd on its own:

the 5th Dimension,

Abbey Lincoln,

B. B. King,

Sly & the Family Stone,

Herbie Mann,

Hugh Masekela,

Gladys Knight & the Pips,

David Ruffin,

Mahalia Jackson

and the Staple Singers.

 

The series,

partly overlapping

with another music festival

being held in upstate

New York that summer,

became known

as “the Black Woodstock.”

 

All six concerts

— at what is now called

Marcus Garvey Park —

were videotaped

under the direction

of Hal Tulchin,

a television veteran.

 

He compiled

an estimated 40 hours

of music,

dance and comedy

(by Moms Mabley

and George Kirby).

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/
arts/television/hal-tulchin-90-dies-documented-a-little-seen-black-woodstock.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/
arts/television/hal-tulchin-90-dies-documented-a-little-seen-black-woodstock.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murray Lerner        USA        1927-2017

 

Murray Lerner ('s)

documentaries

captured

some of the world’s

greatest folk

and rock musicians

in era-defining

performances

 

(...)

 

Mr. Lerner filmed

the Newport Folk Festival

for four years

in the early

and middle 1960s,

including

the much-referenced

moment

when Bob Dylan

plugged in

an electric guitar.

 

He also filmed

the volatile 1970

Isle of Wight Festival,

where commercial

and communal

sensibilities collided.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/
movies/murray-lerner-who-filmed-musics-biggest-stars-dies-at-90.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/
movies/murray-lerner-who-filmed-musics-biggest-stars-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Joe Keys        USA        1934-2015

 

 

 

Gary Keys in 1992.

 

John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive, via Getty Images

 

Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

By WILLIAM GRIMES        NYT        AUG. 30, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/movies/gary-keys-filmmaker-who-documented-duke-ellington-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

filmmaker

whose documentaries

captured

some of the most

important figures in jazz

from the 1960s

through the 1980s

— notably Duke Ellington,

the subject of three

of his films —

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/movies/gary-keys-filmmaker-who-documented-duke-ellington-dies-at-81.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/movies/
gary-keys-filmmaker-who-documented-duke-ellington-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert H. Maysles        USA        1926-2015
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Jeffrey Sinofsky        USA        1956-2015

 

 

 

Bruce Sinofsky, right,

with his collaborator Joe Berlinger in 1996.

 

Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe, via Getty Images

 

Bruce Sinofsky, Lauded Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 58

By BRUCE WEBER        NYT        FEB. 24, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/25/movies/bruce-sinofsky-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-58.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

filmmaker

whose critically

lauded documentaries

tracked a notorious

East Arkansas

murder case

and portrayed

the heavy metal band

Metallica

as a dysfunctional

family

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/25/movies/bruce-sinofsky-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-58.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/25/
movies/bruce-sinofsky-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-58.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Almond        CAN        1931-2015

 

Canadian director

whose television film

“Seven Up!”

examined

the lives of a group

of midcentury

British children

and became the basis

of the documentary series

that has followed them

into middle age

 

(...)

 

One of the most

highly regarded

documentaries of all time,

the “Up” series,

as it is collectively known,

is most closely associated

with Michael Apted,

who directed all

but the inaugural

installment.

 

But it was Mr. Almond

who helped

conceive that film,

first shown

on British television

in 1964.

 

Forty minutes long

and shot in black and white,

“Seven Up!” examined

the enduring British class system

through the lives of 14 7-year-olds

from across the socioeconomic

spectrum.

 

He can be heard

asking the children

— 10 boys and four girls —

questions about family, love

and adult aspirations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/arts/television/paul-almond-the-director-of-seven-up-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/
arts/television/paul-almond-the-director-of-seven-up-dies-at-83.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/apr/15/
paul-almond-director-seven-up-dies-aged-83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Drew        USA        1924-2014

 

pioneer

of the modern

documentary

who in "Primary"

and other movies

mastered the intimate,

spontaneous style

known as cinema verite

and schooled a generation

of influential directors

that included

D.A. Pennebaker

and Albert Maysles

 

(...)

 

Mr. Drew's

dozens of films

included

"The Chair,"

a 1963 documentary

about a death

penalty case

in Illinois,

and "784 Days

That Changed America:

From Watergate to Resignation,"

winner in 1982

of a Peabody award.

 

Many of his movies

were edited

and co-produced

by his wife, Anne Drew,

who died in 2012.

 

While a photographer

and editor with Life,

Mr. Drew formed

Drew Associates in 1960

with the goal of applying

his magazine experience

to films.

 

Among those joining him

were such future directors

as Mr. Pennebake

 ("Don't Look Back,"

''The War Room"),

Mr. Maysles

(who with brother David

made "Gimme Shelter"

and "Grey Gardens")

and Mr. Leacock

("Happy Mother's Day").

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/07/30/us/ap-us-obit-robert-drew.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/07/robert-drew

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/
movies/the-kennedy-films-of-robert-drew-associates-reissued-on-dvd.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/07/
robert-drew

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/
movies/robert-l-drew-pioneer-in-filmmaking-dies-at-90.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jul/31/
robert-drew-pioneer-of-documentary-film-making-dies-at-90

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/07/30/
us/ap-us-obit-robert-drew.html
- broken link

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/11/16/
245550528/jfk-wrote-the-book-on-modern-presidential-campaigns

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/19/
arts/the-tv-watch-how-the-death-of-a-president-led-to-the-birth-of-a-medium.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/13/
movies/film-albert-maysles-camera-sees-and-says-it-all.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/20/
movies/why-are-documentaries-so-dull.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Grosvenor Gardner        USA        1925-2014

 

 

 

 Robert Gardner on the banks of the Ganges in the mid-1980s.

 

Credit Ned Johnston

 

Robert Gardner Dies at 88; Filmed Cultural Practices

By BRUCE WEBER        NYT        JUNE 27, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/arts/robert-gardner-dies-at-88-filmed-cultural-practices.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

intrepid filmmaker

who specialized

in anthropological

documentaries,

examining lives

in remote societies

around the globe

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/arts/robert-gardner-dies-at-88-filmed-cultural-practices.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/arts/
robert-gardner-dies-at-88-filmed-cultural-practices.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malik Bendjelloul        SWE        1977-2014

 

Swedish filmmaker

who won the 2013

Academy Award

for best documentary

with his debut feature,

“Searching for Sugar Man,”

about a forgotten

American balladeer

who, unwittingly,

had achieved fame halfway

around the world

 

(...)

 

The film tells the story

of Sixto Rodriguez,

a singer, songwriter

and guitarist from Detroit

who recorded

two blues-tinged

folk-rock albums

under the single name

Rodriguez

in the early 1970s

and then vanished

from the music scene,

a casualty of poor publicity

and meager sales.

 

(...)

 

For decades

he supported himself

and three daughters

doing manual labor,

unaware that his music

— songs of protest

and hardscrabble life

rendered in a heartfelt tenor —

had resonated in South Africa,

where opponents of apartheid

especially admired

his anthems of struggle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/movies/malik-bendjelloul-36-dies-directed-sugar-man-movie.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/
movies/malik-bendjelloul-36-dies-directed-sugar-man-movie.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Maurice Fresco        USA        1930-2014

 

 

 

Robert M. Fresco in Atlantic City

at the 1964 Democratic National Convention,

where he was filming a documentary.

 

Robert M. Fresco, Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 83

By MARGALIT FOX        NYT        FEB. 20, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/movies/robert-m-fresco-a-filmmaker-and-writer-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award-winning

documentary filmmaker

who began his career

as a writer

of horror pictures

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/movies/robert-m-fresco-a-filmmaker-and-writer-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/
movies/robert-m-fresco-a-filmmaker-and-writer-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saul Irwin Landau        USA        1936-2013

 

a determinedly leftist

documentary filmmaker

and writer

whose passion for asking

what he called

“the most intrusive questions”

yielded penetrating

cinematic profiles of leaders

like Fidel Castro

and Salvador Allende

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/arts/saul-landau-maker-of-films-with-leftist-edge-dies-at-77.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/
arts/saul-landau-maker-of-films-with-leftist-edge-dies-at-77.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Harrod Blank Jr.        USA        1935-2013

 

Les Blank ('s)

sly, sensuous

and lyrical documentaries

about regional music

and a host of other

idiosyncratic subjects,

including Mardi Gras,

gaptoothed women, garlic

and the filmmaker

Werner Herzog,

were widely admired

by critics and other filmmakers

if not widely known

by moviegoers

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/movies/les-blank-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-77.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/movies/
les-blank-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-77.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Kee        1919-2013

 

Robert Kee (...)

belonged

to a vanishing tradition

of great TV documentary

makers and presenters

with roots

in print journalism

and books.

 

He might be presenting

the BBC's Panorama

or ITN's lunchtime

news programme

of the early 1970s,

First Report,

but his roots and style

were always back

in the puritanical

tell-it-as-it-is ethic

of Picture Post magazine.

 

Thus, of the Famous Five

who in 1983

founded the commercial

breakfast television

station TV-am,

he was the least glitzy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jan/11/robert-kee-obituary

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jan/11/robert-kee-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy Alistair Hetherington        1970-2011

 

The photographer

and film-maker

Tim Hetherington

was killed

at the age of 40

while covering

the escalating violence

in Misrata, Libya (...).

 

The canon of work

he bequeaths

defines a generation

of reportage.

 

His eye and ability

for capturing on film

some of the most

disturbing events

of the past decade

was as relentless

as it was unsurpassed.

 

With a great sense

of self-deprecation

and humanity,

Hetherington

was driven repeatedly

to explore the ragged,

violent margins of society

to bring back

portraits of people

profoundly affected

by conflict.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/21/tim-hetherington-obituary

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/tim-hetherington

 

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/a-show-of-respect-for-a-fallen-friend/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2011/sep/17/sebastian-junger-war-film-afghanistan

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2011/07/24/libya-tim-hetherington-final-photos.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/21/tim-hetherington-remembered

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/apr/21/tim-hetherington-in-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/21/tim-hetherington-obituary

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/oct/07/restrepo-film-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Leacock        UK        1921-2011

 

filmmaker

who helped create

the documentary style

known as direct camera

or cinéma vérité,

and who played

a pivotal role in making

some of the most innovative

documentaries of the 1960s

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/arts/richard-leacock-innovative-documentary-maker-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/arts/
richard-leacock-innovative-documentary-maker-dies-at-89.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Everett Holch Jr.        1924-2010

 

Emmy Award-winning

television documentarian

whose work at midcentury

and afterward

tackled charged subjects

like race relations,

Nazism and Communism

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/arts/02holch.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/arts/02holch.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Jones        UK        1931-2005

 

Maker of tiny documentary gems

in the 1960s and 70s

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/aug/17/guardianobituaries.film 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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