A New History of Documentary Film (Paperback)

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A New History of Documentary Film (Paperback)


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A New History of Documentary Film includes new research that offers a fresh way to understand how the field began and grew. Retaining the original edition's core structure, there is added emphasis of the interplay among various approaches to documentaries and the people who made them. This edition also clearly explains the ways that interactions among the shifting forces of economics, technology, and artistry shape the form.

New to this edition:
- An additional chapter that brings the story of English language documentary to the present day
- Increased coverage of women and people of color in documentary production
- Streaming
- Animated documentaries
- List of documentary filmmakers, organized chronologically by the years of their activity in the field
Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. is the author of A New History of Documentary Film. She was Executive Director of the International Documentary Association for 8 years. Dr. McLane was a member of the faculties of Loyola Marymount University, Emerson College, The University of Vermont, and Southern Oregon University, USA. She is a member of the Documentary Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was the first woman President of the University Film and Video Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9781501385155
ISBN-10: 1501385151
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
Pages: 464
Language: English