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Radio documentary

A radio documentary is a documentary on radio.


"At its best, radio combines the power and immediacy of great documentary films with the intimacy and poetry of a New Yorker-style magazine piece." (Columbia Graduate School of Journalism)

"Staring red-eyed at the mirror in front of me, having spent another day and half of the night with my computer, I ask myself fundamental questions: Why radio? Why documentary? Answer: No other medium can provide me with more freedom of creation and investigation. It meets my urgent interest in reality and the desire for a 'musical' expression. The material [der Werkstoff] is sound. And sound always surrounds us. And: I'm not so much interested in the description of stable situations, but in processes. Our medium is not space, but time; our stories are not glued to the ground, but have motion, life ... That's why!" (Helmut Kopetzky, German author)

Notable Radio Documentary Makers

External links

  • Feature-Portal (German)
  • Sound Portraits

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Last updated: 04-25-2005 03:06:01