Watch: Errol Morris talk about interviewing Robert McNamara

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Former US Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, died this morning at the age of 93.

In these clips, Errol Morris talks about what it was like to interview McNamara for his Oscar-winning documentary, The Fog of War.
<a href="http://nfb.ca/capturingreality">Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary</a> investigates a unique cinematic genre though encounters with some of its most influential filmmakers. Over 30 luminaries — including <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_albert_maysles/">Albert Maysles</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_errol_morris_2/">Errol Morris</a>, <a href="http://www.nfb.ca/playlists/obomsawin-alanis/alanis-obomsawin-retrospective/">Alanis Obomsawin</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_michel_brault/">Michel Brault</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_nick_broomfield/">Nick Broomfield</a>, <a href="http://www.wmm.com/longinotto/index.htm">Kim Longinotto</a> and that great iconoclast <a href="http://nfb.ca/film/werner_herzog/" title="werner herzog">Werner Herzog</a> — offer insight into how and why they make documentaries, while reflecting on the nature of representation and the perennially contested status of the “truth.”
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The <a href="http://nfb.ca/capturingreality">Capturing Reality website</a> features over 4 hours of interviews with these filmmakers beyond what you’ll find in the documentary film. The clips below offer just a sample of the reflections on ethics, risk and becoming a filmmaker you’ll find on the site.
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<a href="http://nfb.ca/capturingreality">Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary</a> investigates a unique cinematic genre though encounters with some of its most influential filmmakers. Over 30 luminaries — including <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_albert_maysles/">Albert Maysles</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_errol_morris_2/">Errol Morris</a>, <a href="http://www.nfb.ca/playlists/obomsawin-alanis/alanis-obomsawin-retrospective/">Alanis Obomsawin</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_michel_brault/">Michel Brault</a>, <a href="http://nfb.ca/playlist/capturing-reality-art-documentary/viewing/capturing_reality_nick_broomfield/">Nick Broomfield</a>, <a href="http://www.wmm.com/longinotto/index.htm">Kim Longinotto</a> and that great iconoclast <a href="http://nfb.ca/film/werner_herzog/" title="werner herzog">Werner Herzog</a> — offer insight into how and why they make documentaries, while reflecting on the nature of representation and the perennially contested status of the “truth.”
<p>
The <a href="http://nfb.ca/capturingreality">Capturing Reality website</a> features over 4 hours of interviews with these filmmakers beyond what you’ll find in the documentary film. The clips below offer just a sample of the reflections on ethics, risk and becoming a filmmaker you’ll find on the site.
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Watch more clips about documentary filmmaking at Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary.