Documentary Filmmakers -
I believe documentary film making has changed over time not only do I believe it has become more accurate however I do believe in some cases documentaries can be a bit biased. I think this because in some documentaries they only show one side of an arguement.
Michael Moore -
Michael Moore is a well known American Filmmaker who produced and directed the highest-grossing documentary of all time ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’. ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ is a documentary about Michael Moore’s view on the aftermath of the tragedy that was 9/11.
In 1989 Michael Moore was working as an editor of Mother Jones, four month into the job he was fired, ‘The Weekly Standard’ said it was because of an article he refused to print as he believed that the information was inaccurate. However Michael Moore believes he was fired from Mother Jones because of the publishers refusal to allow him to cover a story.
Mr Moore became famously known as a critic of the neoliberal view of globalization after his first documentary in 1989 ‘Roger & Me’ in which Michael Moore portrays the regional negative economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith’s summary action of closing several auto plants in Flint, Michigan.
Nick Broomfield -
Nick Broomfield is an English documentary filmmaker.
Broomfield did not appear on-screen until his film ‘Driving Me Crazy’ in 1988, this was due to a series of arguements about the budget and nature of the film, he claimed that he would only make a documentary that he could experiment with the process of making the actually film itself. This would mean including all the arguements, disagreements and dead interviews. This is what Nick Broomfield is famously known for, not for just making a documentary but by showing how the documentary was brought to life.
Morgan Spurlock -
Morgan Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, political activist, bounty hunter, and journalist.
Morgan Spurlock is famously known for immersing himself in his documentaries and becoming part of it. For example in his television series documentary ‘30 Days’ (in which people are put in places that are out the norm for them such as a chistian living with a Muslim family), he became part of the documentary in the season finale in which Mr Spurlock spent 25 days locked in a jail to experience the life of an inmate however Spurlock didn’t spend 30 days in the jail due to the fact that majorirty of the inmates spend 85% of the sentence.
(See Factuality (Part 16))