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dc.contributor.advisorJohnston, Ross
dc.contributor.authorDawes, George Patrick
dc.identifier.citationDawes, G. P. (2011). Documenting the Evidence in Documentary Film (Thesis, Master of Science Communication). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.descriptionPREFACE: This Master of Science Communication is bicameral in nature, containing an academic component and a creative component. Although the creative component is listed as an appendix and sits at the rear of the thesis, it is suggested that the reader watch “Three Little Pigs: A Curly Tale” before reading the academic component of this thesis.
dc.description.abstractUnlike fiction film, documentary occupies a special place in our social world due to its perceived truth function. Documentary films make arguments about the social and historical world through their use of evidence. This thesis examines the way that evidence is manipulated within documentary film to certain social, political and ideological ends. An analysis of Titicut Follies, The Thin Blue Line and Standard Operating Procedure provide the theoretical framework for the academic component of the thesis. A twenty-five minute documentary Three little Pigs: A Curly Tale was produced as the creative component. Both the academic and creative components show that the representation of evidence in documentary film provides a number of challenges for both filmmakers and audiences.
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dc.titleDocumenting the Evidence in Documentary Film
dc.typeThesis for Science Communication for Science Communicationen_NZ of Science Communication of Otago Theses
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