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The Story of Film part 8: New Waves Sweep Around the World

Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey signal a new phase in cinema. It's part of a movement bringing Polanski, Tarkovsky and others to prominence.

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


The 1960s. Dissent builds, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey begin a new era of permissiveness, and And as the new wave in cinema sweeps around the world, it discovers the films of Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkovsky and Nagisa Oshima.