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positions (2013) 21 (3): 659–681.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Qi Wang This article explores the visual representation of minority (especially queer) identities in the highly stylized and experimental documentaries of independent filmmakers Shi Tou and Cui Zi'en, two of the most prominent cultural figures in the Chinese queer community. My analysis focuses...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the creative ways images have inhabited the journal's “books,” I introduce ephemeral embodied performance art and the concept of “relational aesthetics” to discuss documentary filmmaking today. I suggest useful analogies from current art making. How might we reimagine the performance of our writing and reading...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... these films present the talking head as a product of technical intervention by the director, or as a response of the documentary subject to the act of filmmaking. This does not mean that liveness has ceased to be important; rather, that it is understood to be a quality produced from the encounter of director...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for filmmak- ers involved in the production of educational and documentary films, and published on documentary filmmaking. Notably and unlike his peers, Mat- sumoto did not embrace the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) line...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
... broader reconsiderations of the politics between form and content in docu- mentary filmmaking. Balancing the Sheet of Subversion Mickey Chen’s documentaries work their hardest to represent and empower the marginalized status of the tongzhi...
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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 (2022) 30 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Cinema: The Time-Image, Place, and Landscape,” Jihoon Kim details a different kind of shift in recent Korean documentary filmmaking, an “aesthetic and epistemological break” from the independent filmmaking of the 1980s and 1990s, which was characterized by a directly political, “activist,” and cinema...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 February 2002
... As a form of filmmaking, documentary has been attractive to persons at both ends of the political spectrum since the 1920s.This, one can argue, is due to several qualities specific to the medium.First, by the early years of the Sh¯owa era...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... characterized as the “poetic” mode of documentary practices, which dates back to European modernist filmmaking's productive intersections of documentary and avant-garde cinema in the 1920s and 1930s. From a different perspective, the emphasis on form and aesthetics in the Korean documentaries that take place...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
... 2000s. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Mental (2008): So¯da Kazuhiro s Observational Cinema Takushi Odagiri Introduction S da Kazuhiro is a Japanese documentary filmmaker born in Tochigi in 1970. After studying religion at the University of Tokyo (with Shimazono Susumu), S da attended...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... technology and society documentary filmmaking ecology and evolutionary biology Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018 ...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., they are characterized by the camera’s introspective gaze, a gaze directed toward the filmmaker herself. The films show various reflexive images of the director, such as her shadows, her reflections on a car window, and her images taken by her relative. This introspective (self-mirroring) style of Kawase’s documentaries...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 295–299.
Published: 01 May 2014
... this category of “liveness.” Robinson finishes his essay with commentary on the relation between a documentary filmmaker and an old woman, who is a professional testifier, documenting in a playfully cynical fashion the tragedy she had experienced, each...
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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 (2002) 10 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2002
...- itative money system with his “models” of the thousand-yen bill, transforms the courtroom into a space for redefining art and testing the limits of public discourse. And documentary filmmakers Ogawa Shinsuke and Tsuchimoto Noriake struggle...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 811–834.
Published: 01 August 1997
... cop,” you know. LH: Before we conclude, do you have anything else in particular you would like to add? NT: It is very rarely in a lifetime, I think, as documentary filmmakers that you get this incredible...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...- sion interview with her that reveals the personal struggle she has with her husband and daughter, who do not approve of her impersonating Mao and refuse to support her. Like pioneering documentary filmmaker Wu Wenguang, Zhang intends...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Shun Kyle Ikeda Introduction In her article on filmmaker Rea Tajiri’s documentary History and Memory concerning fragmented memory traces of the internment of Japanese Amer- icans in the United States during World War II, Marita Sturken...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 703–723.
Published: 01 August 2013
... traces of the filmmaker and his movements. In terms of composition and the presentation of the spatial field, this is also substantially different from the documentary form. In Iimura’s butoh films there is an abundance...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 799–809.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a leading figure in China s queer filmmaking and activ- ist communities. His documentaries on LGBTQ and gender issues have been screened at film festivals around the world. Fan is the author of Happy Together: A Complete Record of a Hundred Queer Films. He is also an orga- nizer of the Beijing Queer Film...