restricted access Documentary Manifesto (USA, 2008)

Unlike Herzog’s manifesto, the “Documentary Manifesto” by direct cinema pioneer Albert Maysles—codirector of such films as Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976)—articulates a point of view that prioritizes the role played by reality in documentary filmmaking, holding fast to the belief that a dedicated documentarian can capture the truth of the moment and share it with the world.