Author Archives: Daniel Clarkson Fisher

About Daniel Clarkson Fisher

Daniel Clarkson Fisher is an essay filmmaker and writer whose work has appeared in outlets that include AlterNet, Nonfics, Bright Lights Film Journal, Religion Dispatches, Lion’s Roar, the Journal of Religion & Film, Patheos, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, the Religion News Service, E! Entertainment Television, and Fandor Keyframe.

VIDEO ESSAY: “We Sleep: On the Enduring Propheticism of John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE”

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Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers Could Probably Use More Books Like This…

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A Response to the Responses to My Article “The Teacher Racket”

As I mentioned a while back, I wrote an article entitled “The Teacher Racket” for the Winter 2016 issue of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. The piece generated quite a few responses, some of which appear in the brand new Spring 2017 issue of the magazine. Tricycle … Continue reading

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VIDEO ESSAY: “Spielberg and Surveillance”

— [UPDATE, 3/16/2017: My cup runneth over! “Spielberg and Surveillance” just got another considerate write-up, this time from Film School Rejects‘ H. Perry Horton. Horton is video content editor for FSR and its very popular Twitter feed @OnePerfectShot, where he … Continue reading

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“The Problem of Access: Weiner (2016) and the Limitations of the Fly-on-the-Wall Documentary”

I’ve got a new article, my first for Bright Lights Film Journal, at their website. It is entitled “The Problem of Access: Weiner (2016) and the Limitations of the Fly-on-the-Wall Documentary”. In it, I observe that “the response to Weiner shows … Continue reading

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“Interview: Festival Programmer and Pure Nonfiction Host Thom Powers”

I’ve got an interview with Thom Powers over at Nonfics. Thom, who has been called a “kingmaker for documentaries” by the New York Times, is host of the podcast Pure Nonfiction, documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Artistic Director … Continue reading

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VIDEO ESSAY: “My Ten Favorite Documentaries of 2016”

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“The Best Video Essays of 2016”

I’m delighted to have been a contributor to Fandor Keyframe’s “Best Video Essays of 2016” poll. In addition, it’s an honour to have my picks in such fine and esteemed company. Thank you to Fandor and its founding editor and … Continue reading

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A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring For Your Buddhist Community

A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community is a new anthology from Sumeru Books that I’ve co-edited with Nathan Jishin Michon — and it’s available to buy now! You can purchase it through Sumeru here, or … Continue reading

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