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Michael Blackwood


14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s (1980)


Independent documentary filmmaker Michael Blackwood has produced and directed more than 125 films during the course of his career, aiming to create a permanent record of some of the leading figures in the cultural landscape of our time. His main interest is in the areas of architecture, art, music and dance. Coming out of a background of cinema verite, narration is used very sparingly, if at all, which allows the subjects to speak for themselves. This approach makes these documentations meaningful primary source material.