The Camera that Changed the World
Around 1960 a new form of documentary cinema was born. The introduction of lightweight, hand-held cameras paved the way for a more direct and mobile depiction of the life of ordinary and extraordinary people, known as Cinéma Vérité in France and Direct Cinema in America. In THE CAMERA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD we get to know the pioneers of filmmaking and engineering that revolutionized documentary filmmaking, many of whom now are legends but then were unknown visionaries.
Mandy Chang is an experienced filmmaker with a special passion for arts documentaries. Earlier work include STATE OF TEXAS (2004) and the award-winning THE MONA LISA CURSE (2008).