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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.