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Are docs just ‘preaching to the converted’?

L.A. Times columnist Patrick Goldstein discusses the potential impact of a recent wave of 'rabble-rousing' docs with assorted folk, including HBO's Sheila Nevins, in order to answer the burning question: are such docs spurring change or merely preaching to the converted?
October 19, 2010

L.A. Times columnist Patrick Goldstein discusses the potential impact of a recent wave of ‘rabble-rousing’ docs with assorted folk, including HBO’s Sheila Nevins, in order to answer the burning question: are such docs spurring change or merely preaching to the converted?

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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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