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This edition: Documentary and Experimental Film

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Episode Details

Program four centers on how, beginning in the 30s, directors made documentaries capturing exotic places, animals and people that blossomed into the megahit documentary features of the 21st Century, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Documentary
1922 - Robert J. Flaherty, Father of Documentary Film
1943 - Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage Set the Standard for Experimental Film
1967 - D.A. Pennebaker Develops Direct Cinema
1988 - Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line
1990 - The Ken Burns Style