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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
... regime through archival filmmaking and exhibition practices. sudarat.mus@mahidol.edu kumsupa@cmu.ac.th Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 autonomous archives documentary film state violence counter‐ memory At dawn on Wednesday, October 6, 1976, students...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 329–369.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jie Li This article examines a collection of documentary films produced by the South Manchurian Railway Company (Mantetsu) in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo as the first part of a broader study of films produced in and about Manchuria in the 1930s and 1940s. Taking up a common description...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jihoon Kim Abstract This article discusses several documentary films since the 2010s that portray the place and the landscape related to Korea's social reality or a personal or collective memory of its past, classifying their common trope as the “audiovisual turn.” The trope refers to the uses...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Rea Amit Imamura Taihei (1911–86) is considered by many to be the first film theorist in Japan, and he is known chiefly for his two grand theories on documentary film and animation. Yet, at the same time, Imamura also developed a third, no less ambitious theory, that of “Cinema and Japanese Art...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 633–670.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Yomi Braester The essay examines photography at Tiananmen from 1949 to the present. Personal mementos are placed within personal narratives and used as scaffolding for memory work. Documentary films juxtapose photography with other social practices at the square. Photography both conveys and shapes...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in Beijing and I Graduated! serve both to construct the documentary subject as an “internal witness” to the events of 1989 and also — by suggesting the uncontrolled and contingent nature of filming “in the present” — to validate this act of witnessing as unofficial, and therefore truthful. While this form...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Takushi Odagiri This article examines Kawase’s films, with a focus on her early documentaries in autobiographical forms (in the 1990s and early 2000s). Far from being a simple mimesis of her everyday reality, Kawase’s cinema-verité–like autobiographies have distinct features. In particular...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Takushi Odagiri This article examines Sōda Kazuhiro’s observational documentary, especially his second observational film, Seishin ( Mental ), and specifically considers its participatory methods, sociohistorical circumstances, and philosophical anthropology. Influenced by North American direct...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Korean History with Photographs and Paintings) . Seoul : Woongjin Think Big . Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) . 2007 . Ch'uldong! Hŭimangwŏnjŏngdae (Move! The Hope Expedition Team) . SBS special documentary film series, nos. 21–24, July 10, July 11, July 16, and July 18, respectively...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of reality, memory, and time are significant tropes in Matsumoto's films. Bara no soretsu , for instance, set in the gay district of Tokyo, freely shifts between various points in time, mixes narrative fiction and documentary, and allows for the intermingling of the actors' own personal memories...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicholas de Villiers; Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian's documentary Readymade (2008) focuses on the lives of two Mao Zedong impersonators in the People's Republic of China: Mr. Peng Tian, a forty-six-year-old farmer from Hunan Province enrolled in the performance art program of Beijing Film Academy...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Abé Mark Nornes 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Postwar Documentary Trace: Groping in the Dark Abé Mark Nornes The 1998 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival featured a major retrospective of Japanese documentary films from...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 769–801.
Published: 01 November 2023
... In 1963, a film titled The Unavoidable Internment , made by the Films Division of India, a government agency tasked with the production and distribution of documentaries addressing national issues, was screened in movie theaters across the country. The film showed scenes from a camp in Deoli, Rajasthan...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 919–921.
Published: 01 November 2023
... at the University of Wisconsin, Rice University, and the Singapore University of Technology and Design prior to his current position. Sandeep's research emphasizes connections between media and history. He has related interests in nonfiction or “documentaryfilm, the novel, memoirs, newsreels, old media, global...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Garde Documentary Film .” In From Postwar to Postmodern: Art in Japan 1945–1989 . New York : MOMA . Matsumoto Toshio . [1964] 2006 . “Nakai Masakazu no eiga ron” (“On the Film Theory of Nakai Masakazu”) . In Hyōgen no sekai: Geijutsu zen’eitachi to sono shisō. (The World of Expression...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ryan Canlas This article looks at the 1990 documentary Masakit sa mata ( Eyesores ) as an instance of Filipino filmmaking that, in the aftermath of Lino Brocka's socialist realist cinema, explores the modalities of a postmodernist documentary style. It argues that the film founds the idea...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
... film, Beautiful Boys Meili shaonian, 1999), won the Independent Spirit Award at the Taipei Film Festival. Not without a tinge of irony, he won in the commer- cial film (shangye pian, category. This documentary indeed became...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 879–880.
Published: 01 August 1997
... is a documentary film producer and the cocurator of the traveling exhib- it The Nagasaki Survivors. Marita Sturken teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of South- ern California, and is the author...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 709–744.
Published: 01 August 1997
... park service rangers and Pearl Harbor veterans. The most consistent mode of representation in this milieu is a twenty-three-minute documentary film shown to everyone who wishes to board a boat to view the memorial.4 This essay takes...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Linda Hoaglund Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Interview A Conversation with Kobayashi Masaki Linda Hoaglund This conversation with film director Kobayashi Masaki took place in July 1993. Conducted as part of a documentary...