12  Maxine Baker Lessons for Life – Some of the Things I have Learned about Making Documentaries

Maxine Baker

About 10 years ago, when I was chief executive of the Scottish Film Council, the newspaper Scotland on Sunday asked me to write an article about my first memories of going to the cinema. It was an interesting request and made me think back to why and how I came to be the documentary film-maker I am today. I had no clear recollection of the first films I saw at the Grand Cinema in Burnopfield, North West Durham, England. I could only recall that a lot of them seemed to be American films about Cowboys and Indians, and that the films appeared ...

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