23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
CANDID EYE (1958-1960): The Back-breaking Leaf
A short film from the TV documentary series The Candid Eye, which was quite innovative content-wise and intended to show a new way of filming. The goal in this particular case was to visually and aurally capture the numbing drudgery of seasonal tobacco pickers. Despite this, at some moments the direction took on a certain aesthetic aspect.
Terence Macartney-Filgate (1924), originally from England, contributed to the cinéma vérité movement with his work on The Candid Eye, for which he made seven films. In the 1960s he left Canada and continued his work in the USA.
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|producer:||Roman Kroitor, Wolf Koenig|
|sound:||Victor Merrill, George Croll, Terence Macartney-Filgate|