Filmmakers Talk ‘Broader Social Impera-tive’ of Nonfiction Work in ‘Golden Age’

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Abbey White on November 11, 2019.

Nature, science, women and the production company Neon were among the biggest winners at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards held Sunday night in Brooklyn, New York.

Hosted by Jonathan Scott, the Property Brothers star and director of an upcoming documentary on solar power, the ceremony celebrated the work of 63 nominees.

Throughout the event, winners and presenters nodded to the ways the medium has technologically, financially and creatively advanced and the new era that has been ushered in.

“Documentaries right now are going through a golden age,” Asif Kapadia, director of the HBO documentary Diego Maradona, told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s always been a lot of women making films, people of color making films, and there are more international films. But there’s more money right now, too. There’s a real range of art and work being made, and the standards are really high.” …

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