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The act of documenting : documentary film in the 21st century

Brian Winston (Author), Gail Vanstone (Author), Chi Wang (Author)
Documentary has never attracted such audiences, never been produced with such ease from so many corners of the globe, never embraced such variety of expression. The very distinctions between the filmed, the filmer, and the spectator are being dissolved. This text addresses what this means for documentary's 21st century position as a genus in the 'class' cinema; for its foundations as, primarily, a scientistic, eurocentric and patriarchal discourse; and for its future in a world where assumptions of photographic image integrity cannot be sustained
eBook, English, 2017
Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2017
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource
9781501309199, 9781501309205, 9781501309168, 9781501309175, 1501309196, 150130920X, 1501309161, 150130917X
Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Epigraph page; Dedication page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Figures; Stills; AN AGENDA; 1. "A MUCH-HAILED TRIUMPH"; 2. "THE SHAKIEST OF FOUNDATIONS"; 3. THE ACT OF DOCUMENTING; PART 1 Digital Potentials; 1 "A Walk in the Woods"; 1. AUTHENTICITY; 2. TRUST; 3. SAVVY; 2 "A Breath of Fresh Air for the Documentary"; 1. CONTRADICTION; 2. GLOBALIZATION; 3 "Life as Narrativized"; 1. INTERPASSIVITY; 2. HOMO NARRANS; 3. SCRIPTRIX NARRANS; PART 2 Actual Effects . . .; 4 "To Thine Own Self be True"; 1. APPEARING; 2. BEHAVING; 5 "Giving Voice." 1. CONTROL2. CHANGE; 6 "To Make Space for the Un-thought"; 1. GENDER; 2. EMANCIPATION; 7 "Nous sommes dans lebain "/"We are Implicated"; 1. HARM; 2. RIGHTS; 8 "You Have to Make up Your Own Mind"; 1. EXPECTATIONS; 2. ASSUMPTIONS; 9 "When the Lights go up"; 1. OUTCOMES; 2. CONDITIONS; MINUTES: The Act of Documenting; Considerations; Bibliography; Index