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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.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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