Putting readers into the shoes of film and TV professionals, Adventures in the Lives of Others is a gripping insider's account of ethics, problem-solving and decision-making at the cutting edge of documentaries and factual television. It brings together a range of intimate, candid accounts of the struggles involved in making documentary film and television, from Hoop Dreams and Grey Gardens to Super Size Me and Benefits Street. Contributors include legends of the documentary world, filmmakers at the top of their game, emerging directors and producers, and some of the world's most powerful and respected executives. In specially-commissioned pieces, they explore the ethical dilemmas involved in uncovering secrets and breaking taboos, accessing closed and dangerous worlds, fighting injustice, filming raw sex and violence, documenting acts of evil, and the many challenges of turning real life into compelling entertainment. The contributors include Nick Broomfield, Marshall Curry, Nick Fraser, Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Alex Graham, Steve James, Eugene Jarecki, Asif Kapadia, Barbara Kopple, Ralph Lee, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh, Albert Maysles, Dan Reed, Andr Singer, Morgan Spurlock, and Penny Woolcock.
Adventures in the Lives of Others
Ethical Dilemmas in Factual Filmmaking