By Alexandra Juhasz, Alisa Lebow
A spouse to modern Documentary Film offers a suite of unique essays that discover significant concerns surrounding the country of present documentary movies and their ability to encourage and impression change.
- Presents a entire number of essays on the subject of all facets of latest documentary films
- Includes approximately 30 unique essays by means of most sensible documentary movie students and makers, with each one thematic grouping of essays sub-edited through significant figures within the field
- Explores quite a few subject matters crucial to modern documentary filmmakers and the research of documentary movie – the planet, migration, paintings, intercourse, virus, faith, battle, torture, and surveillance
- Considers a large variety of documentary motion pictures that fall outdoors regular canons, together with foreign and avant-garde documentaries awarded in a number of media
Read Online or Download A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film PDF
Similar film & television books
Taking account of the most important advancements within the box of megastar stories, this ebook explores the political economic climate of stardom, questions of functionality, the impact on stardom of convergence among the movie and different relaxation industries, and the function of audiences. The booklet combines a evaluation of present tendencies with case reviews of person stars permitting scholars and researchers to widen their wisdom of the sector and discover new methods of imminent the famous person phenomenon.
Typically remembered for her gestures, expressive eyes, and physique language at the display, ZaSu Pitts was once an strange actress (and additionally a superb prepare dinner: she usually gave do-it-yourself chocolates to her coworkers, and her selection of sweet recipes used to be released posthumously). This affectionate learn of either her inner most lifestyles off-screen and her public character information how the multi-talented actress turn into one in all filmdom's favourite comediennes and personality avid gamers.
Whereas movie and video has lengthy been used inside of mental perform, researchers and practitioners have basically simply all started to discover the advantages of movie and video creation as treatment. This quantity describes a burgeoning region of psychotherapy which employs the artwork of filmmaking and electronic storytelling as a way of therapeutic sufferers of trauma and abuse.
- Childhood and Cinema (Reaktion Books - Locations)
- The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Four Volume Set
- Jane Campion's The Piano (Cambridge Film Handbooks)
- The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction
- Star Trek: Parallel Narratives
Additional info for A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film
Interestingly, in the two pieces in the anthology about (former) communist countries (Vietnam and Yugoslavia, covered by Wilson and Mazierska, respectively) attempts by the state to resist or control entry into the flow of capital are found to be constitutive. ” Of course, any changes in conceptions of space render alterations in time. Flow can also attest to types of historical iterations, to a temporal shift and its filmic traces in memorializing something as significant and representationally varied as the history of HIV/AIDS and the liabilities of ready, unobstructed access to images of the dead (Juhasz).
Crude and H2Oil each examine the environmental consequences of oil exploration, with a focus on its effects on those indigenous communities who live in proximity to the resource and who thus have to endure both the ecological traumas of ongoing drilling and the sludge and slurry left at past drill sites. What distinguishes H2Oil from Crude is that the former includes brief lessons on peak oil as part of its overall narrative and makes this an element of its case against the Alberta oil sands; Crude’s focus, in contrast, is on the dynamics of law and corporate power as these play out in relation to a commodity at the heart of capitalism’s profit logic.
Walker suggests that documentary films cannot afford to remain sequestered in the humanities division of the academy but must seek interdisciplinary exchanges and audiences within policy-making venues. In line with a strong tradition of participatory communication for social change, Walker critiques those discourses about climate change that don’t include citizens’ views of owning their own processes of communication, negotiation, and legislation about environmental issues that affect them. She focuses her analysis on two films, both of which are exemplary of environmental documentary’s current wave of advocacy cinema on global warming mitigation.