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Sight and Sound Publishes Top 50 Documentaries List

Sight and Sound Publishes Top 50 Documentaries List

UK’s Sight and Sound magazine published a "Greatest Documentaries of All Time" list last week to accompany their famed catalog of the "Greatest Films Ever." The top 50 films — actually, the top 56 films, given all the ties — were selected by over 200 critics, programmers, and filmmakers, and covers nearly a century of nonfiction, from 1922’s Nanook of the North to 2012’s Leviathan and The Act of Kiling.

The women on the list represent a smaller range — from 1935’s Triumph of the Will to 2000’s The Gleaners and I (the only woman-directed film to make the Top 10) — but the diversity, passion, and experimentalism of their collective work speak to the important female contributions to the documentary genre.

Here are the women-directed Greatest Documentaries of All Time: 

8. The Gleaners and I (2000) – Agnes Varda
19. The House is Black (1963) – Forough Farrokhzad
24. Harlan County USA (1976) – Barbara Kopple
24. Salesman (1968) – Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin (tied) 
28. Gimme Shelter (1970) – Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin
37. Portrait of Jason (1967) – Shirley Clarke 
47. D’est (1993) – Chantal Akerman
47. Triumph of the Will (1935) – Leni Riefenstahl (tied)

[via Sight and Sound]

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Comments

Tom

There You Go!!

Sophie Mayer

Leviathan and The Act of Killing are both co-directed by women! So there are ten films – nearly 20%!

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