What’s Your Favorite Documentary?

Elvira Lind
August 1, 2005

Elvira Lind

Head of acquisitions and sales, Spiegel TV (Germany

I’ve seen some great documentaries this year, but Darwin’s Nightmare was the most impressive and complex one for me. If somebody were to ask me before if a film about a fish in Africa could shock you, anger you, move you to tears, and combine politics, ecological devastation, globalization and touching human stories – and on top of everything show you that you are personally involved in all this – I am sure my answer would have been ‘never.’ But Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper disabuses us with his bare, staggering documentary. What appears to be a story about a fish proves to be a brilliant study of humankind in its different facets.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.