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Westdoc features doc short “Colette”

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 28, 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.

The latest episode features director Anthony Giacchino and producer Alice Doyard, the filmmakers behind the recent documentary short, Colette. The film follows young history student Lucie and 90-year-old Colette, a former member of the French Resistance, as they both travel to Germany to visit the site of the former concentration camp where Colette’s brother died as a youth.

In this interview, Giacchino and Doyard discuss the origins of the project, bringing UK news outlet The Guardian on board (the entire project can be viewed via The Guardian‘s documentary portal here), and the challenges of capturing the many emotional signposts within the film.

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

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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