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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 on...
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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 (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
... 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...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 811–834.
Published: 01 August 1997
... filmmakers. Ms. Choy has completed thirty-six films, including Mississippi Triangle (1982),Who Killed Vincent Chin (a 1989 Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature and winner of numerous international awards), and Out in Silence...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 February 2002
... shake-up of the organization.The members changed their name from Ky¯oiku Eiga Sakka Ky¯okai to Kiroku Eiga Sakka Ky¯okai (Association of Documentary Filmmakers), indicating a broaden- ing of practice, and established Kiroku Eiga [Documentary film...
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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 and...
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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, they...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
... environment for documentary filmmaking in Taiwan, Chen planned and carried out a bold move almost a year later in 2000. At the closing ceremony of Taipei’s Second Biannual International Documentary Festival, Chen stepped up to accept...
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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 (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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. This deviation stirred much controversy.5 Matsumoto was...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... art practices has been the exploration in 1990s independent film of the suppressed nonelite subjectivities in public housing. Some filmmakers took public housing to be a space separate from the commercial downtown, and they suggested that this space represents an ambivalent site of modernity in its...
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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 (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
... 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 the School of Visual Arts, and has lived in New York since 1993. As a filmmaker, he is mostly known for his documentaries in the observational...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 his documentary to act as a...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 703–723.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and Eikoh Hosoe, for example, tend to employ this documentary mode of butoh film. In terms of genre, these filmmakers could not be further apart. Ishii, well known for making B-­pictures, was a pioneer in the ero guro genre — combining torture...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Richard I. Suchenski Although their work is most frequently discussed in relation to the “Indian New Wave” or within the more theoretically charged framework of the “avant-garde,” filmmakers Mani Kaul and Kumar Shahani have spent decades pursuing aesthetic projects whose parameters exceed the...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Carlo Bonura This article considers two films by the Malaysian filmmaker Amir Muhammad, The Last Communist of 2006 and the Village People Radio Show of 2007. Both films are focused on the Malayan Emergency and the lives of a small group of Malayan communists. Through an engagement with Walter...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jan Christian Bernabe The article explores the archive imperative in the 1995 film Bontoc Eulogy by Filipino American photographer and filmmaker Marlon Fuentes. The archive imperative is a decolonizing aesthetic and political strategy that challenges American colonial visual regimes and knowledge...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
... conversations between the government officials in charge of regulating urban signage and the plaza's forty-five shopkeepers were recorded in a four-part documentary series that was televised on the Seoul Broadcasting System in 2007. The documentary was intended to exemplify the government's effectiveness as...