Excerpts from an interview published online, http://www.albany.edu/news/20478.php, shortly before the feature documentary "Slavery by Another Name" premiered in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
… There are a lot of misconceptions about documentary writing. One is that documentaries aren’t written, because people tend to think of film writing in Hollywood terms, where a fictional screenplay is completed before the cameras start to roll. How do you script real life or real interviews? So there’s a notion that documentary filmmaking is about showing up and shooting, or perhaps finding visuals to go with information. If there’s a writing credit, people think it refers only to traditional narration.