Cinéma vérité- ‘film truth’, also known as ‘Direct Cinema’?
A style of film concerned with representing truth and reality, not overtly using filmic artifice or complete directoral control.
What is Cinéma Vérité? –
Cinéma Vérité? often gets misinterpreted. It should provoke its own kind of truth and is not meant in the literal form. It’s an exploration of what the truth “may be” and all the different avenues that the narrative may explore for the audience member personally.
This video describes how Rouch believed that people were just revealing a “truer” version of themselves, not because they were performing, but it was more a reflection of Rouch and his presences as a filmmaker.