Independent Contemporary Documentary Films Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Independent Contemporary Documentary Films
The paper examines the development and values of modern documentary film makers.
# 110251 | 2,870 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this paper, the author examines and discusses the development of modern day documentary film makers, especially since the US led invasion of Iraq. According to the author, the ability today to bring to almost every home, events occurring many thousands of miles away, almost instantaneously has changed the way journalists report news and specifically how they approach the making of a documentary film. One of the contentions made by the author is that documentary film politics is usually one of the most purely unbiased, democratic politics available to the public because the nature of the documentary is one that lends itself to the voice of the subject of the documentary. The writer goes on to examine various documentary film makers and discusses their work, finally concluding that today, given the environment of politics and corporate ratings and individual ambitions, documentary film may be the most pure form of unedited and unbiased information available to the public.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bruzzi, Stella. New Documentary: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 2000. Questia. 14 Dec. 2007 <>.
  • Kunert, Martin. Voices of Iraq, Documentary Film, Booya Studios, Iraq, 2004.
  • Longley, Jams. Iraq in Fragments, Documentary Film, Daylight Factory, 2006.
  • Rabinowitz, Paula. They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary. London: Verso, 1994. Questia. 14 Dec. 2007 <>.
  • Renov, Michael. The Subject of Documentary. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. Questia. 14 Dec. 2007 <>.

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