direct cinema

Posted on February 2, 2012


A genre in documentary film making that was born in late 50s in North America, especially in Canada. It was the effect of the need for a new documentary language and of the invention of light, portable film equipment.
The films were aimed at confronting common opinions with reality, with how things were – as opposed to the previous documentary techniques – mostly re-enactment (forced by the lack of portable cameras and sound recorders).

See also: cinema verite.

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