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Rudy Buttignol: What’s your favorite documentary?

RealScreen asks buyers from around the world...
April 1, 2005

Rudy Buttignol

Creative head of network programming, TVOntario


Train on the Brain is one which we commissioned for ‘The View From Here’ strand. It’s from Alison Murray, a Canadian-born filmmaker. Channel 4 in the U.K. gave Alison money to do research on the phenomenon of young people riding the rails across Canada. Instead, she picked up a video camera, rode the rails for a few weeks, and shot the entire film herself.

What she discovered in her travels were young runaways, dreamers, and drifters, in the thrall of the freedom of the road. Train on the Brain is full of verve and daring. It reminds me of what it’s like to be young again, with a future that stretches out as far as the eye can see.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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