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The Documentary Film Book

Authors: Winston, Brian

  • Documentary cinema has never been more popular than it is today, as seen with the popularity of the annual Visible Evidence conferences, which mark their 20th Anniversary this year
  • No competing book on documentary cinema is as uptodate with such a wide range of coverage
  • Edited by Brian Winston, the leading British authority on documentary cinema, with contributions from international experts
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About this book

Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film.

In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies.

About the authors

Brian Winston is Lincoln Chair of Communications at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has an Emmy for documentary script-writing, has taught documentary in both the US and the UK, and has been involved with many international documentary film festivals and the Visible Evidence conference series. He is the author of Media, Technology and Society: A History, from the Telegraph to the Internet, Fires Were Started, Lies, Damn Lies and Documentaries, and Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West, from Gutenberg to Google.

Reviews

“The Documentary Film Book increases awareness about a highly undermined form and offers great knowledge on the subject. It is a large book filled with many scholarly insights, so it should not be rushed through. It’s a fascinating exhibition of thought and I would recommend it to anyone who holds a strong passion or interest in documentary cinema.” (Karsu Nalbantoglu, Film Matters, Vol. 7 (2), 2016)


Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-92625-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-342-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $43.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-341-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Documentary Film Book
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-92625-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-92625-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-342-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-341-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
416
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