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Realscreen’s year-end survey: Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield Doc/Fest

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Sheffield Doc/Fest's director of programming, Hussain Currimbhoy (pictured), offers his two cents.
December 20, 2013

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Sheffield Doc/Fest’s director of programming, Hussain Currimbhoy (pictured), offers his two cents.

My favorite factual program/series (or feature documentary) of 2013 was:
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

I never thought they’d make a program about:
People with large testicles [Channel 4's The Man with the 10-stone Testicles].

The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
The Act of Killing.

In 18 months, no one will be talking about:
Obama’s selfie [at Nelson Mandela's funeral].

The best factual content I’ve seen online this year was:
The Great British Bake Off.

The most positive development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
Those little gyro-copters – you know, those flying cameras that film almost anywhere.

The most troubling development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
Greek television’s doc arm closing completely.

The idea I really wish I thought of was:
Those flying cameras.

If 2013 taught me one thing it was:
More love!

The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2014 is:
‘Abramović-esque.’

My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is:
Buy more film posters.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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