Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment

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Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment
Cinema Verite.jpg
Directed byPeter Wintonick
Produced byAdam Symansky
Éric Michel
Written byKirwan Cox
CinematographyFrancis Miquet
Edited byMarlo Miazga
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Running time
103 minutes

Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment is 1999 Canadian documentary film directed by Peter Wintonick about cinéma vérité filmmaking. The film looks at the work of such notable documentary filmmakers as Jean Rouch, Frederick Wiseman, and Barbara Kopple and Robert Drew, as well as the contributions of the National Film Board of Canada through such films as Lonely Boy. The film also looks at the influence of cinéma vérité on the pioneering found footage horror film The Blair Witch Project, and interviews video-auteur Floria Sigismondi. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment was produced by the NFB.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment (1999)". New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  2. ^ Pevere, Geoff (1 May 2000). "Documentaries speak volumes ; Hot Docs truth often stranger than fiction". Toronto Star. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  3. ^ Wyndham Wise, ed. (2001-09-08). Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0802083982.
  4. ^ Speller, Katherine (December 2000). "Cinema Vérité: Defining the Moment". Senses of Cinema (11).

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