132 - Personal Trauma in Documentary Film with Sasha Joseph Neulinger
Sasha Joseph Neulinger endured some of the most traumatic events a child can experience. He is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. And he has now turned those events into one of 2020's more extraordinary documentary films, Rewind.
Neulinger sits down with TDL to discuss his journey making Rewind and to offer some insight into how doc filmmakers might best deal with the depiction of personal trauma in their films.
In our first segment, Chris G. Parkhurst, gives us 5 Tips for Making the Personal Documentary.
tips for making your personal documentary film
why Neulinger set out to face his own demons by making this documentary film
why making the personal documentary needs to be more for yourself than others
approaching family members with your personal doc
the journey of financing a film like Rewind
Teaser for Rewind
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