The silent return of the voice of God in documentary

BRITDOC's Luke Moody questions the power of words on screen in recent documentary journalism.   Long and short form documentary film, informed by deep journalism, is encountering a formal challenge. As filmmakers and editors strive to make poetry of complex information, they increasingly find creative anchoring in journalism’s most comfortable medium: the written word. Looking… Continue reading The silent return of the voice of God in documentary

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Act normal: hybrid tendencies in documentary film

On the release of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing in UK cinemas, some excitement is emerging about the possibilities of new hybrid forms of documentary.   "All great fiction films tend towards documentary, just as all great documentaries tend toward fiction.” Jean-Luc Godard Aside from this admiration, the film has provoked reactions of both… Continue reading Act normal: hybrid tendencies in documentary film