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Australian Documentary
History, Practices and Genres

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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521167994

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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'.

    • Contains case studies of the making of key Australian documentaries
    • Draws on original interviews with leading figures in the industry
    • Behind-the-scenes look at the business of documentary
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    '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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521167994
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 172 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Documentary Field
    2. Braided Channels - Documentary Voice
    3. Cinematic Scenes of Life
    4. New Waves of Documentary
    5. Australian Television Takes On Independent Documentary
    6. Documentary and the Film Finance Corporation
    7. Changing Relations: The AFC, Film Australia and Documentary in the Era of the FFC
    8. Australian Broadcasting Cultures and Recent Documentary Practice
    9. Documentary and the Edge of Reality
    10. Documentary and Civics
    11. Documentary Present and Future.

  • Authors

    Trish FitzSimons, Griffith University, Queensland
    Trish FitzSimons is Associate Professor, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

    Pat Laughren, Griffith University, Queensland
    Pat Laughren is Associate Professor, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

    Dugald Williamson, University of New England, Australia
    Dugald Williamson is Associate Professor, School of Arts, University of New England, New South Wales.

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