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Published: 18 February 2016

1046 Pages | 91 illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199739646

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The Documentary Film Reader

History, Theory, Criticism

Edited by Jonathan Kahana and Foreword by Charles Musser

  • Provides the most comprehensive overview of documentary film assembled to date, with over 100 articles on myriad topics
  • Features a substantial main introduction and section introductions throughout to establish key contexts and important critical issues
  • Ranges widely across continents, filmmakers, and subgenres, addressing early documentary, avant-garde, propaganda, the essay film, and more
  • Proposes a fresh canon of films and texts as a starting point for further exploration into the world of nonfiction cinema
  • Includes foreword from the renowned film historian and filmmaker Charles Musser