Other Silverdocs Coverage

I’m still processing all of the films and talks that I attended at Silverdocs and while digging around in the blogosphere found some other blog reports on the festival, incluicng Lauren Feeney’s report on Al Gore’s keynote address, which I now deeply regret skipping. Feeney notes that Gore cited critical theorists Jurgen Habermas and Theodor Adorno in his talk, and that his talk was not only intellectual but also witty and inspiring. His concluding remarks convey much of what I find valuable about documentary cinema: “we have an opportunity to fix the democracy crisis and restart the conversation in America, to recreate a marketplace of ideas through documentary film.” Lauren’s review of Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s compelling documentary Jesus Camp, which I plan to revisit over the next few days, is also worth checking out, as is her discussion of JL Aronson’s Danielsons documentary.

Also check out Cynthia’s read of Walking to Werner and the documentary I most regret missing, The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief.

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