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Westdoc digs into “The Truffle Hunters”

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its ...
January 6, 2021

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.

In this episode, Braverman talks to filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, the team behind the acclaimed film The Truffle Hunters.

The film follows a group of older men, their families and their trusted dogs in Northern Italy as they take part in their annual hunt for the white Alba truffle, also known as the “world’s most expensive ingredient.” Embedding themselves within the culture of the community, Dweck and Kershaw capture a way of life that is increasingly rare in the tech-driven modern world — slow, framed by the natural world and the satisfaction of a job well done.

In the interview, Dweck and Kershaw discuss how they gained the trust of the subjects, none of whom had ever been in a movie theater, and the process of depicting their lifestyle on film.

To see this and other episodes of Westdoc Online, visit the official website here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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