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April 18, 2012

Doc U: Yes, But Is It Art?

With the growing popularity of documentary film, many have admirably seized on the power of non-fiction storytelling to affect change around social and political issues. But in all the discussion about content and impact, have we forgotten to explore documentary as cinema, as art? In a lively conversation about how they mobilize aesthetic choices to generate meaning, Caroline Libresco, Ondi Timoner, and Marina Zenovich discuss stylistic strategies, creative inspirations, story structure, and the tension between form and content.