Centre for Photography and Visual Culture

A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film

Co-edited by Alisa Lebow and Alexandra Juhasz
ISBN: 978-0-470-67164-1

DoccA Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change. The book presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films, including nearly 30 original essays by top documentary film scholars and makers, with each thematic grouping of essays sub-edited by major figures in the field. Exploring a variety of themes central to contemporary documentary filmmakers and the study of documentary film – the planet, migration, work, sex, virus, religion, war, torture, and surveillance, the book considers a wide diversity of documentary films that fall outside typical canons, including international and avant-garde documentaries presented in a variety of media