What's the MacArthur Foundation Really Looking for in Documentaries?

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Indeed, it's one of the most overused phrases in the English language, and actually, we're surprised we haven't used it sooner. But that's because we were waiting for just the right opportunity and now Charles Dickens's quote provides a conveniently pithy explanation of the current state of documentary filmmaking in America.

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