I'm on my second read of MDFARV. It's amazing how you seem to have left nothing out. Thanks so much. This is my favorite book on the subject, and I've read quite a few.
I know that you say that talking heads do not make a documentary. And many people just use B-roll over the interviews to make the video more interesting. But I have a project that pretty much eliminates any possibility of "showing" than "just telling." It's about people that have left a certain religious sect to pursue a better spiritual life. I cannot show people leaving this sect. The only thing I am left with is interviews. I can't interview them in a surrounding which would show the story. Should I just write a book? Or do an audio CD with edited interviews and some voiceover? I was hoping to make a video, as I want to use this as a tool to free people from this particular control sect, and people are more apt to watch a video than to take in any other sort of media. I'm not trying to win any awards, but I'm a good filmmaker and editor. Do you think it could still work with just the interviews and maybe some B-roll?
Thanks so much for your help. I need to get on with this soon.