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‘Babies’ director explains his unusual definition of a doc

The director of Babies, Thomas Balmes, explains his definition of documentary to Metro News. 'Things with narration, interviews, archives, according to me, are not documentary.'
May 5, 2010

The director of Babies, Thomas Balmes, explains his definition of documentary to Metro News. ‘Things with narration, interviews, archives, according to me, are not documentary.’

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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