Episode #82 – Documentary Filmmaker: Alan Zweig

Historically, audiences have expected those in the business of telling the truth to be detached from their subject. This includes documentary filmmakers who, like journalists, should tell a story but not be part of it.      

Challenging this, Paul and Jordan talk to award-winning director, Alan Zweig, about his highly personal style of documentary filmmaking, as well as the ironic value of pessimism that it shapes and underlies. Alan reveals why such an unorthodox approach, where trusting the process is paramount, best captures the essence of people.

Follow Alan at twitter.com/a_zweig

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