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Primary • 53m
In 1961, radio broadcaster and film critic Gideon Bachmann interviewed Drew Associates members Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, and D. A. Pennebaker about the new form of documentary they were in the midst of creating. Presented here, as an audio commentary to the original cut of PRIMARY, is an edited version of that conversation.
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