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Top 10 Best Documentary Film Maker

Apr 24
Top 10 Best Documentary Film Maker

He is a director, writer, producer.Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films. “Grizzly Man”, “Into the Abyss” are his worth watch films.

Moore studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint. The documentaries made are Roger & Me ,Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit, Sicko, Capitalism: A Love Story ,Where to Invade Next. This loud-mouthed documentary filmmaking icon for liberals and progressive is hands-down and easily the best director of documentaries.  His use of satire, informative narration, and political advocacy in his documentaries makes him the most entertaining and informative documentary director. His two best films are "Bowling for Columbine" "Sicko”

He has won the Academy Award for his documentary "Inside Job" for a reason; his documentaries provide plenty of information about complicated political issues to the viewer and they make viewers understand and care about those issues. Besides inside job,No End in Sight is also worth a watch too.

 Taxi to the Dark Side, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God ,Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, are some of his works. This Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker does a great job at focusing on one subject and making his subject sympathetic.

This Egyptian-American filmmaker's 2013 documentary about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, "The Square," was rightfully acclaimed, as it was nominated for the Academy-Award for Best Documentary, and won three Primetime Emmy Awards. She marvelously directs us into the hearts of the revolution, by showing us the powerful emotions of the Egyptian people, many at opposite ends, resonating through our screens, leaving an impact on all those who watch the movie.

He is an Indian documentary filmmaker born in Kashmir in the 1970s who has been making films since his first short work with Tassaduq Hussain in 1996. His film Children of the Pyre, explores the lives of these children who are exploited beyond the limits of one’s conscience, as it gives a sneak-peek into the human reality of the ghats of Varanasi.

Nishtha Jain is an Indian film director and producer, most known for her documentaries like Gulabi Gang. This film explores the daily lives of the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang and traces the journey of Sampat Pal in a movement that grew from an individual crusade to snowball into a veritable one comprising of large number of women. The film shows how the society has become a patriarchal one, wherein even female psyche is embedded with the thoughts of patriarchy as it refuses to speak the language of feminism.

Khan started his career at age 25 as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel documentary film Beyond the Himalayas (1996) directed by Gautam Ghosh. He then made his own directorial debut with the documentary The Forgotten Army (1999) based on Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. He then directed two more documentaries before shifting his focus to mainstream cinema.His most-successful film is Bajrangi Bhaijaan, being the second highest-grossing Indian film globally.

 He is an Indian documentary filmmaker known for his socio-political, human rights-oriented films. Some of his films explore the rise of religious fundamentalism, sectarianism and casteism in India, while others investigate nuclear nationalism and unsustainable development. Notable films include Bombay: Our City (Hamara Shahar) (1985), In Memory of Friends (1990), In the Name of God (Ram ke Nam) (1992), Father, Son, and Holy War (1995), A Narmada Diary (1995), War and Peace (2002) and Jai Bhim Comrade (2011), which have won national and international awards.

Rakesh Sharma is an Indian documentary film-maker, based in Mumbai. His most notable work is the feature-length documentary Final Solution on the communal Gujarat riots of 2002 .The film was initially denied a certification by the Censor Board of India in July 2004 over the alleged fears that it would incite violence. Earlier, it was rejected as an entry at the Mumbai International Film Festival MIFF 2004. A week after MIFF, it went on to win two awards at its international premiere at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival (2004). The film was the first Indian film to be awarded the Wolfgang Staudte Award (now called the Golden Bear for Best Debut), and it also won the Special Jury Award at the festival.The film was cleared by the Censor Board in October 2004, and went on to win the President's Indian National Film Award.


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