Albert Maysles, Co-Founder Of Maysles Films

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Documentaries used to be films with a bunch of talking heads. But nowadays, more docs capture reality as it accidentally unfolds in front of the camera. A few key directors led this shift to more reality based films.

Jessica's guest is one such pioneer, Albert Maysles, whom the New York Times calls "the dean of documentary filmmaking." Albert has made over three dozen films of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Truman Capote, and his film Grey Gardens was turned into a Broadway show. Albert tells Jessica how he pioneered a new documentary genre, from scratch.

Harris also speaks with Alex Counts, founder of Grameen Foundation.

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