By Alexandra Juhasz, Alisa Lebow
A better half to modern Documentary Film provides a set of unique essays that discover significant concerns surrounding the nation of present documentary motion pictures and their ability to motivate and influence change.
- Presents a finished selection of essays in terms of all points of latest documentary films
- Includes approximately 30 unique essays through best documentary movie students and makers, with each one thematic grouping of essays sub-edited through significant figures within the field
- Explores quite a few issues important to modern documentary filmmakers and the research of documentary movie – the planet, migration, paintings, intercourse, virus, faith, conflict, torture, and surveillance
- Considers a large range of documentary motion pictures that fall open air average canons, together with overseas and avant-garde documentaries awarded in various media
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Documentary Film and Other Geolocative Technologies for Projecting Sea Level Rise,” Janet Walker discusses Introduction 25 the visualization and representation of climate change, particularly the representation of sea level rise in lowland and coastal communities. 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.
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The essays in this section signal a sort of zeitgeist in the emerging and burgeoning field of eco-cinema studies, as they investigate the politics and poetics of documentary cinema’s interventions in contemporary renderings of global change as the “new spectre haunting the ‘globe’” (Szerszynski and Urry, 2010: 1). All three authors are concerned with what documentary cinema, in both theory and practice, has to offer by reflecting upon a consciousness of planetary crisis and the inevitable thought of a tipping point – or irreversible change – to human life on this planet.
A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film by Alexandra Juhasz, Alisa Lebow