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Documentarian Roundtable

‘Minding the Gap’ Director on Becoming a Character in His Documentary, Utilizing Personal Backstory

In the Hollywood Reporter's Documentary Roundtable, 'Minding the Gap' director Bing Liu talks about changing his role from observer to participant in his film.

Mr. Rogers Is the Advocate for “Civility” We Need, Says ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Director

Fred Rogers' wife, Joanne, gave Neville her blessing for the film, saying, "Don't make him into a saint."

Rashida Jones Talks Working With Her Father as Her Documentary Subject in ‘Quincy’

"He was very generous, and he also said, 'I don't want to see anything until you're done.'"

“Trust Is the Coin of the Realm”: The Documentary Roundtable

The makers of films about Mr. Rogers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quincy Jones and more real-life subjects open up about celebrating icons, tackling the Trump factor and riding the doc boom in The Hollywood Reporter's Documentary Roundtable.

Documentary Roundtable: Ethical Dilemmas and Shouldering a “Very Different Responsibility Than 20 Years Ago”

THR gathered seven nonfiction filmmakers — Evgeny Afineevsky ('Cries From Syria'), Greg Barker ('The Final Year'), Yance Ford ('Strong Island'), Matthew Heineman ('City of Ghosts'), Amanda Lipitz ('Step'), Brett Morgen ('Jane') and Peter Nicks ('The Force') — for a discussion about the social impact of their films and how they earn their subjects' trust.

Watch THR’s Full, Uncensored Documentary Roundtable With ‘O.J.,’ ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ ‘Weiner’ Filmmakers and More

THR's Writer Roundtable brings together Ezra Edelman ('O.J.: Made in America'), Werner Herzog ('Into the Inferno,' 'Lo and Behold'), Kirsten Johnson ('Cameraperson'), Josh Kriegman ('Weiner'), Raoul Peck ('I Am Not Your Negro') and Roger Ross Williams ('Life, Animated'). THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Berlin: ‘Citizenfour’ Director Laura Poitras Named to Documentary Jury

Together with 'Iraqi Odyssey” helmer Samir and Mexican critic Daniela Michel, they will pick the winners of Berlin's non-fiction award.

‘Cameraperson’ Director Kirsten Johnson: “We All Have These Blind Spots” | Documentary Oscar Roundtable

"I reached out to all the directors that I worked with and talked to them about, 'Can I use this footage in my film? And it will be used differently in my film than it has been used in your film.'"

‘Life, Animated’ Director Roger Ross Williams: Documentaries “Can Be Uplifting and Positive” | Documentary Oscar Roundatble

'Life, Animated' is "an uplifting, positive story about going into the older world of Owen, who has autism," Williams said.

‘O.J.: Made in America’ Director Edelman: “Fundamentally the Story Was Going to Be About Race” | Documentary Oscar Roundtable

"The story of O.J. always was a story about the city of Los Angeles and the black community here and the Los Angeles Police Department," said Ezra Edelman.