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Unformatted text preview: weapons in their arsenal to psychologically tell the audience what they are seeing is the truth, despite the fact the documentary may be skewed to a certain belief. The voice-over God-like commentary is one of many tools the director would use to convince the audience of the authenticity of their work. Baringer also looks at a documentary calles Sans Soleil which is a documentary that stretches the limits of non-fiction film. It is much more closely related to a post-modern film than a documentary. Many aspects of post-modernism are used throughout the film, such as, middles without specific beginnings or ends, inconclusiveness, detachment, etc. The documentary was filmed solely by one man, and the narration to the film is voiced over, and supposedly narrated via letters from the cameraman. The film is what pushed the boundaries of documentaries, and helps to raise the question what truly is fiction and what truly is non-fiction....
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- Winter '07
- Edward Branigan, documentary calles Sans