What’s your favorite documentary…?

Ingemar Persson
January 1, 2005

Ingemar Persson
Head of documentary, SVT Sweden

Of course, it’s not easy to choose one film above all others, but the first one that comes to my mind is Paradise (Chastie, 1995, Kazakhstan, 23 min.) by Sergej Dvortsevoy.

Life is full of unique, small, ‘magic’ moments, and for me a good documentary film has to catch some of those in order to stay in the memory of the viewer. Paradise is a film with pictures that burn into your brain like one of your own experienced memories.

It’s also a film that combines humor with respect for the people it portrays, which is an undefeatable combination.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.