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Media Wars: Documentary Dispersion

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748621477
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0009
Media Wars: Documentary Dispersion

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Chapter 8 meditates on what it calls documentary ‘dispersion’, considering whether new markets, technologies, and social challenges can be met through documentary's distinctive modes of address and filmmakers' ongoing efforts to engage with and influence the social imaginary. Given the ever-broadening range of documentary production and consumption, this chapter focuses more narrowly on a pressing issue taken up by recent documentary: the representation of US wars, and in particular the Iraq War. It includes a close reading of Fahrenheit 9/11.

Keywords: new media; television; journalism; Iraq War; Michael Moore; Fahrenheit 9/11; alternative media; Wikileaks

Chapter.  9991 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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