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The Taboos of the Documentary Film. The Work of Henri Storck
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The Taboos of the Documentary Film. The Work of Henri Storck

(Bert Hogenkamp) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 270-271

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According to Flemish filmmaker Storck, two taboos distinguish the documentary from the feature film. A true documentary maker will never violate human suffering, grief and death, nor the intimate act of lovemaking, whereas there is scarcely a feature film made without an often very explicit reference to love and death. Hence, Storck at his best is like this: intimately involved with the events, without ever indulging in voyeurism.

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