9/30 – Doc Research

One of the main things that Robert Coles (1997) talked about in his novel, Doing Documentary Work, was the idea of location. Location in documentary work refers to the documentarian’s or the subject’s upbringing, language, past experiences and privileges. Bill Nichols’s (2001) article, “Introduction to Documentary,” explained the responsibilities a filmmaker had to take on and the moral ethics they needed to respect in order to do justice to the film and their subjects. Elizabeth Barret’s (2000) documentary, Stranger With A Camera, dealt with the murder of Hugh O’Connor, a documentarian, committed by Hobart Ison, a proud resident of Jeremiah, Kentucky.

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