“Documentary Film” Subject Week

October 09, 2022
“Documentary Film” Subject Week

Documentary film is a motion picture that shapes and interprets factual material for purposes of education or entertainment. Documentaries have been made in one form or another in nearly every country and have contributed significantly to the development of realism in films. 



Print books

  1. Aitken, I. (2013). The concise Routledge encyclopedia of the documentary film. NY : Routledge.  PN1995.9.D6 C545 2013
  2. Alter, N. M., & Corrigan, T. (Eds.). (2017). Essays on the essay film. Columbia University Press. 9.E96 E88 2017
  3. Bernard, S. C. (2016). Documentary storytelling : Creative nonfiction on screen. NY: Focal Press. 9.D6 B394 2016
  4. Franklin, S. (2016). The documentary impulse. NY : Phaidon Press. 5 .F73 2016
  5. Fraser, N. (2019). Say what happened : a story of documentaries. Faber and Faber Limited. 9.D6 F7361 2019
  6. Kahana, J. (Ed.). (2016). The documentary film reader : History, theory, criticism. Oxford University Press. 9.D6 D5755 2016
  7. Markus, D., & Kara, S. (Eds.). (2016). Contemporary documentary. New York : Routledge 9.D6 C557 2016
  8. McLane, B. A. (2012). A new history of documentary film. PN1995.9.D6 E46 2012
  9. Most, S. (2017). Stories make the world : Reflections on storytelling and the art of the documentary. PN1995.9.D6 M615 2017
  10. Rosenthal, A., & Eckhardt, N. (2016). Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and digital videos. Southern Illinois University Press. 9.D6 R65 2016

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  1. Cowie, E. (2011). Recording reality, desiring the real. University of Minnesota Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  2. Grant, B. K., & Sloniowski, J. (Eds.). (2013). Documenting the documentary : Close readings of documentary film and video. Wayne State University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  3. Halligan, B., Edgar, R., & Fairclough-Isaacs, K. (Eds.). (2013). The music documentary : Acid rock to electropop. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central
  4. LaRocca, D. (Ed.). (2016). The philosophy of documentary film. Lexington Books. ProQuest Ebook Central
  5. Lebow, A. (Ed.). (2012). The cinema of me : The self and subjectivity in first person documentary. Columbia University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  6. Lindenmuth, K. (2010). The documentary moviemaking course : The starter guide to documentary filmmaking. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. ProQuest Ebook Central
  7. Magagnoli, P. (2015). Documents of utopia : The politics of experimental documentary. Columbia University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  8. McLane, B. A. (2012). A new history of documentary film : Second edition. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ProQuest Ebook Central
  9. Mouëllic, G., & Mouëllic, G. (2013). Improvising cinema. Amsterdam University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  10. Spence, L., & Navarro, V. (2010). Crafting truth : Documentary form and meaning. Rutgers University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central