TIFF Long Take
About This Show
TIFF Long Take is the show that talks to the smartest people in the industry to answer the big questions about what, why, and how we watch. Each week, hosts Rob Kraszewski and Geoff Macnaughton are joined by insiders, journalists, and creators who provide mind-changing insights into the world of the moving image.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 39: Why Documentaries Mean More in the Age of Trump
On the first anniversary of Donald Trump's election victory, Rob sits down with documentarian Greg Barker to discuss how documentaries fit into a "post-truth" world. Greg’s new film, 'The Final Year', looks back on the last year of Barack Obama's administration.
The two talk about why the Obama years already feel like ancient history (3:15), why Greg wanted humanize the foreign policy process (5:20), and how he ended up with a film that even Trump supporters will enjoy (7:00).
Greg also talks about the experience of filming the reaction on election night (15:15), how documentaries are a response to the shortcomings of modern journalism (17:00), and why the form has a greater role to play than ever before (19:10).