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: “Spielberg and Surveillance”

Posted in Video Essays

“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

Posted in Writing

“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

Posted in Writing

VIDEO ESSAY: “My Ten Favorite Documentaries of 2016”

Posted in Video Essays

“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

Posted in Writing

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

Posted in Books

“The Teacher Racket”

I’ve got a new article, entitled “The Teacher Racket”, in the Winter 2016 issue of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. You can read a few paragraphs (or the whole thing if you’re a subscriber) here. If it’s not on your newsstands now, … Continue reading

Posted in Writing

VIDEO ESSAY: “Concerning the Best Documentary Oscar”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “Ten Distinguished Documentarians Talk About Ten Fiction Films”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “The Documentarian Dreams of Celluloid”

Posted in Video Essays