Getting to the Heart of the Subject

(75 mins)


Featuring award-winning directors of very diverse documentaries, this unique session looks at the challenges and opportunities each filmmaker encountered as they developed their topic and subjects. Did they start with a vast landscape which narrowed down to a specific subject, or, perhaps, a nugget of a subject that sprouted into a larger issue than originally anticipated? What were some of the creative strategies used to move projects forward through development, financing and, finally, capturing an audience on the small or big screen? Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her (Tribeca Best Documentary Feature 2012), Oscar nominee Kirby Dick, Director, The Invisible War and award-winning Paul Saltzman, Director, The Last White Knight will discuss the process of capturing stories that must be told. Moderator: Kevin Eastwood.