A Short History of Documentary Film

Authors

  • Raluca Iulia Bancos Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca

Keywords:

history of documentary film; Cine-Eye; direct cinema; creative documentary; mokumentary

Abstract

In the present paper, we aimed to realise a theoretical study about the story of documentary film over time. We consider this short history will be useful to specialized literature, as it helps to understand better the genre of documentary film and the influences that political changes have had over time on this genre. At the beginning, the documentary film was an experiment for those who captured scenes from everyday life. After that, it had various facets, as an ideological tool, as an informative media product, as an artistic product. Nowadays, we are talking about participatory documentary, where audience has the opportunity to co-create content with the documentary producers.

Author Biography

Raluca Iulia Bancos, Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca

Departamentul de Științe Socio-umane, Teologie, Arte/ specializarea Jurnalism

Facultatea de Litere

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Published

2022-12-22

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Section

Communication and Cultural Interferences