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David MacDougall on Filmmaking

Filmmaker David MacDougal was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv at the What is Documentary? conference held at the University of Oregon in Portland, April 24-26, 2014.  He talks about process, doing everything yourself, and the structure of documentary filmmaking ending with comments on What is Documentary?

David is an ethnographic filmmaker and writer on visual anthropology and documentary cinema. Born in the USA of American and Canadian parents, he has lived in Australia since 1975. He was educated at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles. His first film  His latest film, Gandhi's Children (2008), concerns a shelter for homeless children in New Delhi. MacDougall is the author of Transcultural Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1998) and The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, and the Senses (Princeton, 2006). For a complete list of his work visit here inlcuding his films with Judith MacDougall and a number of films on indigenous communities in Australia, including Goodbye Old Man (1977), Takeover (1980), Stockman's Strategy (1984) and Link-Up Diary (1987).  A second interview about his films on the children attending the Doon School in India is available here on EarthSayers.tv

Published on Apr 30, 2014

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