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:
The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2014 is:
My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is:
Buy more film posters.