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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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Behind the Scenes

Tom HurwitzCinematographer, Tom Hurwitz talks about documentary filmmaking and his unique experience shooting in Scottsboro, Alabama where his father, documentarian Leo Hurwitz, had shot nearly 70 years before.

Question 1
Visually, when you approach a historical documentary as opposed to a feature film, are there differences in your approach or do you treat it much the same?

Question 2
Let's talk a bit about your father. What did he do and what is his background?

Question 3
Let's move a little bit now to the story of your father going down to Scottsboro.

Question 4
Did that inspire you to dig deeper into this story?

Question 5
What do you think your father would have felt about this whole turn of events?

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