An interview with director Richard O. Moore about the making of KQED's documentary film Losing Just the Same (1966). This production reflects on the lives and aspirations of an African American family - the Johns - who moved to West Oakland from Louisiana, focusing on Robert Lee Johns and his mother Agnes. Our conversation with Richard took place on February 24th 2012 at The Redwoods senior community in Mill Valley, CA. Moore talks about: what they were trying to show TV audiences; the staging of particular scenes; the involvement of writer and producer Saul Landau; the documentary's style; arriving at the ending and what the KQED Film Unit actually managed to achieve with this production. The interview was conducted by Caroline Dijckmeester-Bins, with Mark David on sound and camera. This film was produced and edited by Alex Cherian. Note that Losing Just the Same may be viewed in DIVA. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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