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The Act of Killing

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerJoshua OppenheimerBest Documentary Feature, Oscar Nomination 2013summaryThis shocking and magnificent experimental film explores the lives of unrepentant former killers in Indonesia, who gleefully act out their crimes...

Twenty Feet from Stardom

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerMorgan NevilleOscar Winner, Best Documentary Feature—2013summaryThe fascinating lives of backup singers, who have played pivotal roles in popular music for decades, but who find it tough to catch a break outside...

Man on Wire

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...directorJames MarshproducerSimon ChinnOscar Winner, Best Documentary Feature, 2008summaryThe behind-the-scenes tale of French wire walker Philippe Petit’s dramatic and daring 1974 high wire walk between the twin towers of New York’s World...

Restrepo

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...directors and producersSebastian Junger and Tim HetheringtonOscar Nomination, Best Documentary Feature, 2010summaryAn inside look at American combat troops in a notoriously dangerous valley in Afghanistan.Sebastian Junger is a hard-bitten...

Spellbound

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerJeffrey BlitzOscar Nomination, 2002summaryFollows a group of youthful competitors from around the country as they head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.Spellbound is a tight, riveting...

Undefeated

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerDaniel LindsaydirectorT.J. MartinOscar Winner, Best Documentary Feature—2011summaryUndefeated looks at the players and the drama in the 2009 football season of the beleaguered Manassas Tigers of Memphis—a perennial...

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerFrieda Lee MockOscar Winner, Best Documentary Feature (1994)summaryThe fascinating life and career of young architect Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial, the Civil Rights Memorial and other powerful...

Super Size Me

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerMorgan SpurlockOscar Nominee, Best Documentary Feature—2004summaryMorgan Spurlock’s gross-out gastronomic journey delivers plenty of shock and humor, while fundamentally probing serious questions: What are our fast food...

Sound and Fury

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerJosh AronsonproducerRoger WeisbergOscar Nomination, Best Documentary Feature—2000summaryAn exploration of the world of deafness via a family torn apart by their dramatically different approaches to their deaf children....

GasLand

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...director and producerJosh FoxOscar Nominee, Best Documentary Feature—2010summaryJosh Fox’s brash and brazen road trip through an America landscape besieged by what Fox calls an all-out assault from the oil and gas fracking industry....