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A Century of Memory March 1996

In this issue, we step back to acknowledge the extensive contribution documentary has made to the art of film.

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  • A woman looks over her shoulder at the child she's carrying on her back, from Robert Flaherty's 'Nanook of the North' (1922)

    Documentary Year Zero; or, A Century of Memory

    It's fulfilling to step back at some remove and...
  • A green overlay on a photo of Charlie Chaplin. In Chaplin's first film, 'Kid Auto Race at Venice' (1914) Mack Sennett's crew went to Venice, California, to shoot a real event.

    Random Reflections on a Century of Documentary

    First and above all, the motion picture camera is...