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Personally, I am violently opposed to film crews. My reasons are several. The sound engineer must fully understand the language of the people he is recording. It is thus indispensable that he belong to the ethnic group being filmed and that he also be trained in the minutiae of his job. Besides, with the present techniques used in direct cinema...
French documentarist, an exponent of cinema verite. He held degrees in literature and civil engineering. He became first noted during the 1950's for his work in West Africa, recording tribal life and customs.