Cinema Verité Shorts
Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1954 • United States
D. A. Pennebaker credits this 1954 film with clarifying his focus. He took his daughter, Stacy, to the zoo with a short film scenario in mind: shots of Stacy running intercut with shots of the animals responding to her. But Stacy was more interested in the carousel, and when her father observed her joy as she rode it, he knew he had found his film.
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Islands of Fire
Directed by Vittorio De Seta • 1954 • Italy
This prize-winning short is a poetic portrait of life on the coast of Sicily before, during, and following a volcanic eruption.
Directed by Vittorio De Seta • 1955 • Italy
The rhythms of the sea set the tempo for this vivid account of a day in the lives of Sicilian fishermen.
Christopher And Me
Directed by Richard Leacock • 1960 • United States
A children’s film directed by Richard Leacock, this short work shows twins describing their involvement in a sailboat race. The film is also noteworthy for the contributions made by Shirley Clarke, who worked on continuity and dialogue, as well ...