Friday, September 14, 2007

Operation Filmmaker

This was an fascinating documentary about an Iraqi filmmaker who was offered the chance to work on a movie being made in Eastern Europe by Liev Schreiber ... and follows him after this experience and for another year or so. But the most interesting part of it was the story of the making of the documentary. It asks the question: "How involved does a documentary maker become with the subject of the documentary?"

The director spoke after the movie and said she had to get involved with the subject of her documentary because "you can't watch an accident about to happen and not do something." A side theme of the movie had to do with the relationship between a person receiving donations and the donor.

If you have a chance to see this ... do so. The YouTube video below shows selected scenes and tells part of the story.

Director: Nina Davenport
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Language: English
Runtime: 92 minutes
Producer: Nina Davenport, David Schisgall
Cinematographer: Nina Davenport
Editor: Aaron Kuhn, Nina Davenport
Sound: Dave Ellinwood
Music: Sheldon Mirowitz