Documentary Film

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Documentary Film 06/12/2007 16:20:00 Purpose Not for escapism, but rather to learn something about the world, people, other  countries, etc. Not artificial; about truth; about reality. It has been around since the beginning of film; “Actualities”; Lumier brothers. All documentaries have form. Nanook of the North Robert Flaherty (1924) Detailed the life of an Inuit family. Extremely popular. New, exotic culture. Highly controversial; later learned that much of it was staged or recreated;  most of his footage was burnt in a fire. Had Nanook hunting walrus, which wasn’t a part of their culture for the past  100 years. Establishes documentary as a popular, viable form of film. Techniques Hand held camera. o Especially prevalent in observationist  documentary. Talking heads.
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