Documentary Characters Who Command Our Attention
Characters shown in documentaries often cause us anxiety. The pain and sorrows, the anger and frustration, and the rapture and success that they feel traverse the comfortable distance between the screen and the audience and overwhelm us. This is probably because, unlike fictional characters, documentary characters are real people who eat, sleep and breathe just like us. I am introducing some documentary characters at this year’s Busan International Film Festival who will fascinate, shock, bring tears to our eyes, and demand our attention.
By Wide Angle Programmer KANG Sowon