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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., and by the industrial and institutional organization of nonfiction film itself. Mobilizing Peircean semiotics and Taylor's concept of the social imaginary, I argue that the documentary imagination of “brotherhood and unity” emerges from a combination of textual and extratextual factors, an interrelation of materiality...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 165–193.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Alice Lovejoy This essay traces the evolution of the idea of “international documentary” during the early Cold War through the history of the World Union of Documentary (1947–50), an association spearheaded by documentarian Joris Ivens that aimed to articulate a common purpose for postwar...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 1 World Union of Documentary founding meeting in Brussels, June 1947. Standing left to right: Geoffrey Smith, Edgar Anstey, Henri Storck, Jean Painlevé, Joris Ivens, Theodor Balk, Gaston Bouthoul, Ralph Bond. Seated left to right: Iris Barry, Basil Wright, Jiři Lehovec, Jerzy Toeplitz More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 5. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing a funeral rite in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 6. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing women reciting dirges at a funeral in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... In Howe's text, various bits of documentary “evidence” jostle and contradict one another, providing a portrait of both mother and daughter as mysterious as it is complex. The seemingly unrelated items begin to coalesce even as the text foregrounds its “textile” production—its awareness of itself...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., always at a distance from the realm of representation. Documentary practices, I contend, can serve active reflection on the side and site of struggle. The concept of reflection leads to a deeper phenomenological and historical understanding of such documentary footage, as well as an understanding...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 65–101.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Zahid R. Chaudhary Through a psychoanalytic reading of Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing , this essay considers the role of fantasy in genocidal Cold War violence. Considering both Oppenheimer’s film and also Frantz Fanon’s clinical case studies as investigations into impunity...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 203–221.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Olga V. Solovieva This essay discusses Svetlana Alexievich’s book Voices from Chernobyl as a complicated figuration of the Russian and Soviet literary traditions. A comparison is drawn with the Japanese documentary Little Voices from Fukushima (2015) by the antinuclear activist Hitomi Kamanaka...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 February 2020
... as cinematic documentaries about the Nazi murder of European Jews by Alain Resnais, Claude Lanzmann, and Jean-Luc Godard. By focusing on contemporary Terezín, Blaufuks also brings to light aspects of memorialization within post-totalitarian societies investigated by filmmakers Petra Epperlein and Chantal...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 71–103.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Vertov and Jean Epstein in order to test the limits of sonic epistemology—and, ultimately, to imagine what it might mean to conceive of synthetic sound as documentary sound. There is poetry and humor here, coupled with the poignancy that underlies any utopian fantasy. His final statement—“every child...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 25–69.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Weihong Bao This essay explores a critical dialogue between methods and conceptions of cultural techniques—the second wave of media archaeology—and a case in contemporary Chinese documentary. I examine filmmaker Mao Chenyu, who is also an organic farmer, a critical thinker and writer, and a film...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 93–132.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and standards of scholarship. However, the life of Locke that Stewart recounts is, to a large extent, an imaginary construction that draws on but ventures far beyond the documentary evidence in narrating Locke's life, his “inner life” especially. Consequently, the chapters have the character of literary fiction...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 293–294.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and the editor of A Companion to Documentary Film History . He is working on two book projects: “(Supra)national Geographical Imaginaries,” which explores Yugoslav nonfiction film after World War II, and “The Documentary Moment,” which focuses on the contemporary critical studies of documentary media. Jason...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 243–265.
Published: 01 February 2004
... such as Taxi Driver. Beauty Becomes the Beast, her next film, focuses on a teenage- runaway, again played by Lydia Lunch. It explores the theme of violence against women, introduced in She Had Her Gun All Ready, but it takes the form of a documentary, disrupted by elements of Hollywood melodrama. The film...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... Displacing debates over media theory to the landscape of a Chinese context, she argues that contemporary practices in independent Chinese documentary can provide a new—and differently grounded—impetus for what Bernhard Siegert called “cultural techniques.” Exploring the work of filmmaker, critic, artist...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 47–53.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Chanan Michael Chanan: Titón, when I saw your film, Fresa y Chocolate (Straw- berry and chocolate), I left the theater thinking, among other things, that in a way, this film is a response to Néstor Almendros’s documentary Conducta...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 251–252.
Published: 01 February 2020
...) and They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary (1994). She is currently work- ing on a project entitled Cold War Dads, on fathers and the national security state. Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Colum- bia University. His latest books are The Beneficiary...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 219–221.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and numerous published articles in these fields, Cheyfitz has appeared in the public sphere of newspapers, radio, documentary film, and legal proceedings involving issues of both Native rights and academic freedom. His latest book is The (Post)Colonial Construction of Indian Country: U.S. American...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 63–97.
Published: 01 August 2008
... bagu (nouvelle vague) with Nagisa Oshima and Kijû Yoshida, as well as Toshio Matsumoto’s documentary group, is widely known, but simultaneously, in a sphere completely removed from the major film studios and production companies, three independent film currents were born...