Aaron Siskind
Aaron Siskind

I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worship of the object per se, in our best nature photography, is not enough to satisfy the man of today, compounded as he is of Christ, Freud, and Marx.

Ahna O'Reilly
Ahna O'Reilly

I could probably do a documentary on acting classes; I've taken so many.

Aldis Hodge
Aldis Hodge

There's a really great documentary called 'Many Rivers,' which documents the totality of slavery from its inception, and then it gives you a little history on how America came to prominence. It's crazy - the first black man to actually step foot in America came as a free man, as an explorer, with the Spaniards.

Alexandra C. Pelosi
Alexandra C. Pelosi

I'm a happy person! I guess I'm not as much of a pessimist as most documentary filmmakers.

Alexandra C. Pelosi
Alexandra C. Pelosi

As a documentary filmmaker, I couldn't afford to give my children the lifestyle I had in San Francisco growing up.

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.

Alissa Quart
Alissa Quart

As the world of independent feature filmmaking became increasingly commercialized by the mid-1990s, there was also a parallel, much more positive development: a resurgence in documentary filmmaking, thanks in part to the advent of the cheaper, lighter digital format that helped to offset the daunting costs of pursuing political aims through film.

Amy J. Berg
Amy J. Berg

Especially when you talk about the power of documentary filmmaking, you can't really have a slant; financially, you can't have a slant on the end goals.

Chris Cubas
Chris Cubas

It's weird writing for a documentary because I have all these ideas for what I want to happen, but what actually happens is obviously completely different.

Chris Lilley
Chris Lilley

I like the boundaries, the kinds of conventions of a documentary and having to work within that.