Posts tagged "Steve James"

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...
Last Monday, after seeing The Interrupters, I posed the question: Is documentary filmmaking a form of journalism? I said I would get back to the topic later in the week as I gathered responses from insightful sources, but decided to hold it off until this week in order to re-watch Hoop Dreams. In the meantime,... Read more »

People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)

People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 12, 2008: Alex Kotlowitz Back in December of 2008, I interviewed writer Alex Kotlowitz, and our conversation served in many ways as a prologue to my current Chicago journalism series. I was interested in interviewing Alex because of his acclaimed book There Are No Children HereĀ and his... Read more »