"Everybody asks: what are the rules of cinema verite? There were no rules. We just filmed.... A journalist is supposed to shine a light on something that people are overlooking; that they're not paying attention to and make them pay attention to it. You're holding a mirror up to society. That's what happened with 'An American Family.'"
About This Interview
In their joint three-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, documentarians Alan and Susan Raymond talk about their groundbreaking "cinema verite" work. They discuss such television documentaries as An American Family and The Police Tapes. Short individual biographical interviews were also conducted. Ron Simon conducted the interviews in New York, NY on June 16, 2010.