Chapter 6Editing Scripted Documentaries

I think it’s inevitable that people will come to find the documentary a more compelling and more important kind of film than fiction. In a way you’re on a serendipitous journey; a journey which is much more akin to the life experience. When you see somebody on the screen in a documentary, you’re really engaged with a person going through real life experiences. So for that period of time, as you watch the film, you are, in effect, in the shoes of another individual. What a privilege to have that experience.

Albert Maysles


Non-fiction film presents a narrative of real-life events and facts. It covers a wide range of styles, formats and subject matter. One of the earliest ...

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