Feminism and Documentary

Feminism and Documentary

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Documentary and feminist film studies have long been separate or parallel universes that need to converse or collide. The essays in this volume, written by prominent scholars and filmmakers, demonstrate the challenges that feminist perspectives pose for documentary theory, history, and practice. They also show how fuller attention to documentary enriches and complicates feminist theory, especially regarding the relationship between gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and nation. Feminism and Documentary begins with a substantial historical introduction that highlights several of the specific areas that contributors address: debates over realism, the relationship between filmmaker and subject, historical thinking about documentary and thinking about the historical documentary, biography and autobiography, and the use of psychoanalysis. Other essays, most of which appear here for the first time, range from broad overviews to close analyses of particular films and videos and from discussions of well-known works such as Roger and Me and Don't Look Back to lesser known texts that might revise the canon. The collection includes an extensive filmography and videography with useful distribution information and a bibliography of work in this neglected area of scholarship. Lucid, sophisticated, and eye-opening, this book will galvanize documentary studies and demonstrate the need for women's and cultural studies to grapple with visual media.I. o. aquot;I. Fleeing. from. Documentary: Autobiographical. Film/Video. and. the. aquot; Ethics. of. Responsibilityaquot;. In documentary film or videomaking every shot is charged with ethical implications and choices. That is why early on in my career I made theanbsp;...

Title:Feminism and Documentary
Author:Diane Waldman, Janet Walker
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1999


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