An in-depth look at story and structure for films based on the drama of real life.

Contains extended interviews with Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher.

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Bernard is keenly aware of the power of persuasive images, and her insistence on complexity and integrity is a consistent theme throughout the book.’
– The Independent

“With all the buzz over blockbuster docs, Focal Press serves up a perfectly timed winner in a much-neglected area. True to the nature of the beast, the book is more about filmmaking as a whole, and how and where storytelling weaves into the overall process. Includes extensive interviews with acclaimed documentarians.” Canadian Screenwriter

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