What are the greatest documentaries ever made? The international film magazine Sight&Sound publishes in the September issue 2014 a poll of 340 critics and filmmakers in the search for authoritative answers. In this list a remarkable number of 11 Ivens’films were voted.
In order of votes: Rain (with Mannus Franken), …à Valparaiso, A Tale of the Wind (with Marceline Loridan-Ivens), Borinage (with Henri Storck), 17th Parallel (with Marceline Loridan-Ivens), The Spanish Earth, La Seine a rencontré Paris, Far from Vietnam (with a collective of wellknown filmmakers), Pour le Mistral and How Yukong Moved the Mountains (with Marceline Loridan-Ivens).
See for the complete list: http://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-sound-magazine/greatest-docs-full-poll/#/?poll=combined&film=4ce2b6a21d217