The drive to grab a camera and immerse yourself in the world around you, and to produce not documentary but poetry, has become as fundamental as the urge to tell stories. Neorealism, broadly understood, has migrated from Italy to India, from China to Iran, and even touched down, now and again, in the United States. It continually discovers new stories -- and new ways of telling them, rooted in Persian classical literature, in Peking Opera, in Inuit storytelling -- and then filters them through a medium that is not so much global as universal and radically individual: the human eye.
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