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We have a documentary film festival in Mexico. It's really original. It's called Ambulante, and it's a film festival that travels around several cities in Mexico.
Gael Garcia Bernal
But one of the amazing things about documentary is that you can remake it every time you make one. There is no rule about how a documentary film has to be made.
I feel as if I became a documentary film-maker only because I had writer's block for four decades. There's no other good reason.
I've been called a spy of Israel since 1996, and since I made my documentary film in 2000 the FBI has investigated me as an agent of Iraq. The FBI has also opened up an investigation into my wife calling her a KGB spy.
So much of art-making is about reducing things to the essentials, so I don't feel particularly crippled by this. I don't want it to look natural because then I would be making a documentary film.
I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer.
I don't think the subject of a documentary film should be producers on it.
When I left university I was working for a documentary film company for six or seven years to the great relief of my father whose greatest waking fear was that I would become an actor.
When I started my filmmaking journey 17 years ago, I honestly didn't know what a documentary film was.
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