|Frame grab from Человек с киноаппаратом / Chelovek s kinoapparatom/ Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929), a film mentioned in Carsten Heinze's introduction to the Documentary Film Styles. Historical and Sociological Perspectives issue of InterDisciplines - Journal of History and Sociology (Vol 4, No 1 )|
One of Film Studies For Free's regular automated web searches discovered the following, just published volume of essays of great interest to documentary specialists: an issue of InterDisciplines - Journal of History and Sociology (Vol 4, No 1 ) on Documentary Film Styles. Historical and Sociological Perspectives.
Each essay has much to recommend it, but FSFF particularly enjoyed Tanja Seider's discussion of the essay film in a postcolonial context, along with Bernt Schnettler's comprehensive study of visual research methods
The Table of Contents is pasted in below with all the links.
- Introduction: Historical and Sociological Aspects of Documental Pictures PDF by Carsten Heinze
- Notes on the History and Development of Visual Research Methods PDF by Bernt Schnettler
- The Factual Treatment of Actuality: The Emergence of Educational Film in the 1920s and its Relation to Documentary Film Proper PDF by Laurel E. Ahnert