How we did it: Tourist trap

Documentary filmmakers are often drawn to faraway places, stories and subjects foreign to their everyday lives. What are the impulses and influences that lead them far from home and the challenges of making films abroad? How do they avoid the tourist trap of looking outside in, and for a limited time only? This isn’t just a question of access and personal investment, but also one of morality; how does a filmmaker go from being an outsider to an insider, from passive listener to active participant, and determine right from wrong in an environment outside of their time zone and comfort zone?

FEATURING

DUGMA – THE BUTTON (Norway) PAUL S. REFSDAL: Director

MOVING TARGET (Denmark) TANJA WOL SØRENSEN: Director RIKKE TAMBO ANDERSEN: Producer

DON JUAN (Sweden) JERZY SLADKOWSKI: Director