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John Grierson
  • Name: John Grierson
  • Born: 04/26/1898
  • Died: 02/19/1972 (73 years old)
  • Occupation: Documentary maker

John Grierson CBE (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. In 1926, Grierson coined the term “documentary” in a review of Robert Flaherty’s Moana.

Birth Name: John Grierson

Birth Place: Deanston, Stirling,, Scotland

Death Place: Bath, Somerset,, England

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