SCANDR5B Writing Assignment 1 - Haxan Documentary or not Usama Kafil Scand R5B02 The Document Non-Fiction in the Arts Ian Thompson Kafil 1 Is it

SCANDR5B Writing Assignment 1 - Haxan Documentary or...

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Haxan: Documentary or not? Usama Kafil Scand R5B02: The Document: Non-Fiction in the Arts Ian Thompson
Kafil 1 Is it hard to entertain the idea that a history lesson can be engaging and interesting? It may be, but Haxan is just that. Despite having the appeal of a fiction movie it is definitely a documentary, though not a typical one. Using fictional reenactments, informative slides, and historical pieces of art, it brings to light information on a controversial piece of our history, and challenges the audience to think about it. Whether or not it should be considered a documentary is pointlessly debated, as the definition of a documentary varies. Like every other form of art there is no set guideline for making a documentary, and whatever formalities that do exist usually have room for interpretation. To understand what a documentary generally looks like, we can look at the conventions used by the three “founding fathers” of a documentary discussed in Patricia Aufderheide’s book

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