First version of this blog crash/deleted, I cried. Here is the lesser version.
Once again, with "Falling" I had a clear idea right away. And the best part is, it would be my first venture into historical reenactment!
While working on my documentary Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza, I encountered the difficulties of filming multiple historical perspectives on a single event.
Memory is a funny thing.
It's a collection of historical events that are easily influenced.
With FALLING, I captured four perspectives on the same event, and each has it's vision/version of what happened.
During the filming, I kept yelling, "Everybody get ready for the reenactment scene!"
Juni, ever camera-shy as she is, kept running and hiding and yelling back, "I don't want to be in a revisionist documentary!"
How could she know the impact of this declaration?!
You can see how I would find this immediately funny, as I spent the last two years writing about and making a documentary that spoke about the spirit of documentary filmmaking, the importance of adhering to the spirit of the truth of the material.
It's a philosophical area of documentary that continues to intrigue me and in a way it presents itself here with FALLING:
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