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AP: Sundance docs draw drama from actors

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 19, 2007 at 9:16AM

The talking heads in some documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival are not just real people recollecting real events. Some are actors, recruited by the directors to help put human faces and voices to events lost in time, for which the filmmakers would have had to rely on static old photographs or artist sketches accompanied by narration to relate a story for which no video record exists. David Germain reports.
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The talking heads in some documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival are not just real people recollecting real events. Some are actors, recruited by the directors to help put human faces and voices to events lost in time, for which the filmmakers would have had to rely on static old photographs or artist sketches accompanied by narration to relate a story for which no video record exists. David Germain reports.