Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers.
This week, we're joined by filmmaking, and life, partners Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. The duo most recently directed the Netflix Original documentary Athlete A, which follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics. Bonni and Jon pick three documentaries, centred around the theme of struggle, that have inspired boldness and courage in their own work.
Athlete A (2020, Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk) // Watch on Netflix.
Long Night's Journey into Day (2000,Deborah Hoffmann, Frances Reid) // Watch on Kanopy in the US.