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Spotlight: In the Front Line to Save the World's Oldest Biome

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 30, 2018

The Cerrado covers 25 percent of Brazil's land mass. The savannah is the world's oldest biome, or community of plants and animals, notes Fabio Erdos, a Brazilian documentary filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses mostly on non-profit and foundation projects. In collaboration with the Brazilian chapter of the non-profit ActionAid International, Erdos, a PPD reader, shot a series of three short films ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Greenfield, Documenter of the Rich

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 22, 2018

Lauren Greenfield has spent her career looking at wealth. As a photographer, she has photographed affluent teens at play, investors on the lam, strippers earning their hundies, and abandoned mansions in Dubai. As a documentary filmmaker, she looked at the construction of a $100 million house amid last decade's financial crisis. Her recent photographic exhibition "Generation Wealth" gathered together 25 years of work ...   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Two Filmmakers on How They Break the Documentary Mold

nofilmschool   Thursday August 16, 2018

“In this burgeoning era for documentaries, visuals of the form have become more important than ever, and many doc filmmakers are breaking the mold of traditional visual storytelling,” notes NoFilmSchool, which was on hand at the Sheffield Doc/Fest for a panel titled “Focus on Cinematography–New Ways of Seeing.” There, two filmmakers, Rhode Island-based RaMell Ross and Stockholm, Sweden-based Maceo Frost, delved into the how and why of the cinematic choices made on their recent films.   Read the full Story >>

Focus on Photographers: Isabel Munoz's "Hidden Glances"

NOWNESS   Thursday August 16, 2018

Since the early 1980s, Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz has turned her lens toward characters who challenge their societal structures and, consequently, face extreme injustice, notes Nowness, which features filmmaker Gonzalo Hergueta’s profile of the artist. “I wanted to use the same composed and minimalistic aesthetic that is found in her photographs, while the field work is shot in a raw and unfiltered manner,” says Hergueta.   Read the full Story >>

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