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Australian Documentary : History, Practices and Genres - Trish FitzSimons

Australian Documentary

History, Practices and Genres


Published: 31st January 2011
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Drawing on interviews with leading industry sources and containing discussion of over 200 documentaries, Australian Documentary: History, Practices and Genres brings to life over a century of documentary making and connects it to international debates in criticism, theory and history.

Documentary is the oldest continuous form of screen production in Australia, and today plays a pivotal part in our creative industries.

This incisive book covers the development of documentary in Australia from the early days of cinema to the coming of television and to the digital environment.

Addressing the issues facing today's documentary makers, the authors explore the role of the documentary in shaping the nation and forming the 'imagined community'.

About the Author

Trish FitzSimons is Associate Professor, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Pat Laughren is Associate Professor, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Dugald Williamson is Associate Professor, School of Arts, University of New England, New South Wales.

'This is an important book - the intellectual framing is innovative, the thoroughness is exceptional and the insight is illuminating. And those who don't know their way around the Australian documentary will surely find its passion infectious.' Dr Jane Mills, Charles Sturt University

The Documentary Field
Braided Channels - Documentary Voice
Cinematic Scenes of Life
New Waves of Documentary
Australian Television Takes On Independent Documentary
Documentary and the Film Finance Corporation
Changing Relations: The AFC, Film Australia and Documentary in the Era of the FFC
Australian Broadcasting Cultures and Recent Documentary Practice
Documentary and the Edge of Reality
Documentary and Civics
Documentary Present and Future

ISBN: 9780521167994
ISBN-10: 052116799X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 31st January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.56