Cinema verite although developed in the 1960s has found modern form today through reality television shows.

Cinema Verité

  • True Cinema

  • First applied by Jean Rouch

  • Derived from the 1960’s showing people in everyday situations with authentic dialogue.

  • Accomplished using a hand held camera

  • Must be a relaxed and trusting setting between the filmmaker and the subject

  • Two Different theorist view:
    Jean Rouch- thought the camera should stimulate the way people acted in front of it, and express themselves in way they normally would not. Wanted to explain life
    Leacock- wanted life to reveal itself. He thought Rouch forced meanings out people