It is imperative that filmmakers rescue the existence of things and by documenting it we are preserving the fact of the subject’s existence hasn’t been lost.
— Wim Wenders

`Documentary footage is not meant to be edited’. The direct-cinema movement said `we don’t need scripts. We need new language. We need to bring in dramatic logic, and that will be a deeper truth.’ Of course, it has its own flaws in terms of its truthiness.”
— Jonathan Oppenheim, the editor of The Oath and Paris is Burning