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Documentaries about People

Author: Du Haibin杜海滨 Translator: Xiang FAN樊响


This article reviews the creative experiences of two profound figures in the history of documentary—Robert Flaherty and Jean Rouch. In light of my filmmaking experiences, I explore the idea of ‘documentaries about people’ and consider how I rediscover the original switch mechanism, which conveys responsibility for myself and history.

Keywords: Robert Flaherty, Jean Rouch, documentary, switch mechanism