Critical Writing Index

Creating and Capturing Reality: The Director Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the NFB's Capturing Reality

by Pepita Ferrari

POV, Summer 2009, no. 74, pp. 34- 37

Pepita Ferrari writes about his experience while making his documentary, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary. In the article he lists the the films he's researched and the subjects he's interviewed while making the film. In the second half of the article, he describes his feelings of excitement and anxiety and hopes that his finished product will serve as a tribute to the genre and the NFB itself.

ITEM 2009.027 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Capturing Reality: The Art of DocumentaryPepita Ferrari

Darwin's NightmareHubert Sauper

A Place Called ChiapasNettie Wild

The StaircaseDe Lestrade

The Selling of a Cereal KillerBroomfeild

In the Realms of the UnrealJessica Yu

Le Roi du DrumSerge Giguere

Bones of the ForestVelcrow Ripper

The Underground OrchestraHeddy Honigmann

The Day I will never ForgetKim Longinotto

Little Dieter Needs to FlyWerner Herzog

Lessons of DarkensWerner Herzog

Reasons to FlyWerner Herzog