Cinema Verite and Direct Cinema

In Cinema Verite  the producers lead the audience along with a presenter who has a professional yet subjective outlook on the subject he/she is covering. The presenter will ask open questions in a polite and unthreatening manner such as Louie Theroux although this may not be the case for all presenters, to encourage a person to open up and share information with them, the presenter will also try to to lull a person into a false sense of security in order obtain information which they would not normally give out.

Also in Cinema Verite the presenter will also question a person and sometimes challenge their statements with his/her own beliefs, an example would be “Louis and the Nazis” where TV journalist film maker Louis Theroux interviews known racists and Nazi’s putting himself at risk as he is Jewish.


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