POV in a documentary

“I don’t think anybody can be objective or nonpartisan. My take on this is that everybody has a point of view, so what’s wrong with expressing that point of view? But it seems to me, and this is a line I remember from Marcel Ophuls, the guy who made The Sorrow and the Pity, who said, “I always have a point of view, but in my films I like to show how hard it was to come to that point of view.” In Taxi, I tried to be as muted and dispassionate as possible, but I don’t think there’s any doubt where my sympathies lie.”

Alex Gibney, producer of documentaries including “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “No End in Sight,” and the soon to be released documentaries “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson,” and “Taxi to the Dark Side.”

As quoted in “Making Must-See Documentaries” in Studio Monthly.

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