We see its influence in everything from TV news to music videos and Webcams. Cinema Verite of Direct Cinema, the film making revolution of the 50’s and 60’s, was driven by filmmakers who wanted to show as it really is.
Rich in footage from verite classics including, Primary (JFK), Lonely Boy (Paul Anka), Jane (Jane Fonds), Don’t Look Back (Bob Dylan), Salesmen (door to door with bible hustlers). Plus films such as Nanook of the North and the Blair Witch Project which used documentary techniques. Cinema Verite also shows the developments in technology which have been part of the revolution. All the key pioneers in England (Free Cinema), Canada (Candid Eye), the US (Direct Cinema) and France (Cinema Verite) are featured.