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Nigeria – On The Power Of Documentary Films

This article was written for Nigerian Music Nigeria.

“U.S Filmmakers Bart Weiss and Kim Snyder were recently in Nigeria to attend an American Documentary Showcase organised by the public affairs section of the US Consulate in Lagos and the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers.

In his opening remarks, Bart Weiss, an award winning independent film producer and founder of the Dallas Video Festival, introduced the audience to various techniques of making a documentary, with emphasis on cinéma vérité. Defining the term as ‘a film of truth’, Weiss said, “It involves a camera man following his subject in real life rather than constructing images. The crew follows things as they evolve. It helps you experience the emotion because everything is not based on the imagination of the director”.

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