Doc Talks

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In recent years, documentary films have been leading the culture discussion from spelling bees to politics. In Doc Talks, we get a sense of where the culture is headed next. Don't miss these in-depth discussions with directors whose films are making their world premieres at TIFF.

2006 Participants and Topics

COVERING WAR & CONFLICT

Filmmakers Michael Tucker (THE PRISONER OR: HOW I PLANNED TO KILL TONY BLAIR) and Asger Leth (GHOSTS OF CITÉ SOLEIL) discussed the unique challenges to making a documentary in a wartime environment. Moderated by Anthony Kaufman, contributor to Indiewire and Wall Street Journal On-line.

COLLABORATION

Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES) discussed her collaboration with Peter Mettler, whose work was the focus of a retrospective previously at TIFF. They were joined by the subject of their film, master photographer Edward Burtynsky. Moderated by Jacques Bensimon of the NFB.

CELEBRITY IN DOCUMENTARY

Filmmakers AJ Schnack (KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON), Sophie Fiennes (THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA) and John Scheinfeld (THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON) discussed the culture of celebrity with HBO's Sara Bernstein (supervising producer of SHOT IN THE DARK).