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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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