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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.