Chris named one of the "most notable and significant documentary subjects of the year"
Film is so often categorized as a collaborative medium. Beyond the cohesion of the crew, the creative energy and understanding between a director and his or her performers can elevate the blueprint material to new heights. That’s all well and acknowledged in the world of narrative filmmaking, but what of the documentary? In a form ruled by the role of the voyeur, it seems that documentary subjects seldom receive their due share of plaudits. And so, Cinema Eye, the organization behind the annual nonfiction awards ceremony Cinema Eye Honors, has compiled its inaugural list of “The Unforgettables,” a new category that will pay tribute to this year’s notable faces of documentary film. The focus of 15 distinct films, these 17 people (and one bull orca) were selected by votes from more than 80 of this year’s eligible filmmakers as well as Cinema Eye’s nominations committee, which is comprised of 25 of the world’s top documentary film programmers and curators[…]