Richard Leacock, pioneer of documentary film, dies at 89


89-year-old documentary filmmaker Richard Leacock died this past Wednesday at his home in Paris. Born in London, Leacock wrote, directed, filmed and edited a 10-minute film called Canary Island Bananas (he was raised on his father’s banana plantation in the Canary Islands). From there, he forged a career in documentary filmmaking. He moved to the more »