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Politics Of Documentary

byMichael Chanan

Paperback | October 1, 2007

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Tracing the history of the documentary from the first Lumiere films to Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit  9/11, Chanan addresses topics such as the documentary before documentary, how documentary film language works, the veracity of the image, the problems of the soundtrack, the migration of documentary to television, political documentary, censorship, first-person film-making, and the relations of the archives to history and memory.  Focusing on the vital contribution of documentary to the public sphere--the space in which ideas are debated, public opinion is formed and those in authority are held to account--Chanan argues that, without documentary, the public sphere is unable to function.
Michael Chanan is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University.  His books include Cuban Cinema (University of Minnesota Press 2003) and Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music (Verso 1995).
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Title:Politics Of DocumentaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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