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Articles About documentary filmmaking

  • Steve Bognar receives a ‘Welcome to the Academy’

    Documentary filmmaker Steve Bognar was recently invited into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Pictured here on the steps of the studio he shares with his filmmaking and life partner Julia Reichert, Bognar has been making documentary films, including this summer’s “American Factory,” for 35 years. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The news came by email. Subject line: “Welcome to the Academy.” For a moment villager Steve Bognar was stumped. “The Academy? The Taekwondo Academy in Fairborn?” he joked in an interview at his Yellow Springs home this week.

  • Film highlights the life of a Zoque shaman

    Antioch media studies professor Charles Fairbanks and co-director Saul Kakwill show their documentary “The Modern Jungle” at the Little Art Theatre on Saturday, April 29. The documentary explores what happens to a Zoque shaman named Don Juan when he finds himself drawn into a pyramid scheme involving the sale of nutritional supplements. The film is partly in the Zoque language, a language from southernmost Mexico. (Submitted photo)

    This weekend, Yellow Springers have the opportunity to see not only a feature-length documentary made by a fellow villager, but a documentary filmed in Zoque, a language that to date has only been featured in three films.