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Watch: 2014’s Top Documentary Filmmakers Get Intense About Their Craft

Watch: 2014's Top Documentary Filmmakers Get Intense About Their Craft

The directors of some of 2014’s most talked about documentaries sat down for an intense roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter this week.
Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”), Steve James (“Life Itself”), Rory Kennedy (“Last Days in Vietnam”), Orlando von Eisdiedel (“Virunga”), Ben Cotner and Ryan White (“The Case Against 8”), Nick Broomfield (“Tales of the Grim Sleeper”) and Alan Hicks (“Keep On Keepin’ On”) gathered to discuss the impact of their films.
During the roundtable, which you can watch in its entirety below, the filmmakers discuss key issues like funding, narrative structure and the potential for a documentary film to simply fall apart because of circumstances in reality.
“We made the film for three and a half, maybe four and a half years without even knowing whether it would become a film,” says White in the video. Watch the whole piece below:

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