A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change.
- Presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films
- Includes nearly 30 original essays by top documentary film scholars and makers, with each thematic grouping of essays sub-edited by major figures in the field
- Explores a variety of themes central to contemporary documentary filmmakers and the study of documentary film – the planet, migration, work, sex, virus, religion, war, torture, and surveillance
- Considers a wide diversity of documentary films that fall outside typical canons, including international and avant-garde documentaries presented in a variety of media
Keywords: Film Theory, Contemporary documentary film, documentary film, film documentaries, documentary filmmakers, politics of documentaries, film genre, international documentaries, avant-garde documentaries, Imre Szeman, Jeffrey Skoller, Mieke Bal, Silke Panse, Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Jane Gaines, Elizabeth Cowie, Brian Winston