The Hollywood Reporter
‘s annual documentary directors roundtable this year features Raoul Peck (
I Am Not Your Negro
), Ezra Edelman (
OJ: Made in America
), Werner Herzog (
Into the Inferno; Lo and Behold
), Roger Ross Williams (
), Josh Kriegman (
), and Kirsten Johnson (
) each discussing their craft and latest project.
Says Peck, “I came into film not because I wanted to work with actors or tell stories, I went into film because I realized that film was an incredible instrument for me to understand the world around me and then also as a political tool…I feel like around me people don’t see the world, don’t understand the world and my job as a filmmaker is to make sure the world is seen as it is. Especially being a black man, I don’t see myself on the screen. I don’t see my world on the screen. So I have to make sure this world exists and we are confronted with it.”
Watch the fascinating hour-long discussion below.