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what is documentary film? common responses journalism objective truth unbiased apolitical "just the facts" a better definition "the creative treatment of actuality" --John Grierson one of the first feature length documentaries: Nanook of the North (about an eskimo/Inuit man) objectivity? Nanook's real name was Allakariallak the hunting scenes were staged recreations of the way the Inuit used to hunt before contact with Europeans. Inuit hunters in the 1920s used rifles
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Unformatted text preview: many other scenes were similarly altered either to produce picturesque images of the Inuit or to suit the convenience of the filmmakers Flaherty defended his work by stating that a filmmaker must often distort a thing to catch its true spirit and this is till the argument every documentary maker must make to one degree or another...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course CINE 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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