Calling all documentary fans
This carefully curated selection of our best interviews features some of the most talented documentary directors from around the world, each with different (and sometimes conflicting) approaches and opinions. It will change how you think about documentaries and whether there’s any “right” way to make them.
About the book
If you want to understand, soup to nuts, how documentaries come to life, this book is for you. You’ll get specific insights into the craft and philosophy of filmmaking from a wide range of critically acclaimed filmmakers — and learn things about filmmaking that you haven’t seen written down elsewhere.
Inside, Frederick Wiseman breaks down his editing process; Alanis Obomsawin re-imagines documentary as a means of listening; and Joshua Oppenheimer discusses the use of magical realism in processing “unresolved trauma.”
Over and over, we drop you into the minds of some of today’s most influential documentarians, and, with our eBook exclusive foreward, we equip you to put these perspectives in conversation and share in their wisdom.
This eBook is an insightful, fun, beautiful, revelatory, and exceptionally well-written treasure trove of interviews with some of the best documentary filmmakers working today.
“This book is brilliant, insightful, fun, beautiful, revelatory, and exceptionally well written.”
“Seventh Row’s interviews with filmmakers offer specific insights into the craft and philosophy of filmmaking from a wide range of critically acclaimed filmmakers. I’ve learned things about filmmaking from reading Seventh Row that I’ve never seen written down elsewhere.”