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Documentary: An Introduction

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1950 1895 2000 Documentary: An Introduction 28th December 1895 The Lumière Brothers
'Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat' is considered to be the first motion picture in modern history 1922 'Nanook of the North' is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary 1930-1945
Grierson went on to establish the 'British documentary film movement' at the Empire Marketing Board: a government organisation. In 1934 the documentary film movement was transferred to the Post Office, and the GPO Film Unit was established. It produced documentary films until the onset of World War II, when it became part of the Ministry of Information, and changed its name to the Crown Film Unit. 1922 The term 'Documentary' was first used by
John Grierson to describe the film. 1936 'Night Mail' began as an informational film
about the London-Edinburgh Mail Train, but new poetic elements of film making (editing, camera, sound and light) produced a more modernist approach to film making. THE BRITISH
DOCUMENTARY
FILM MOVEMENT 1930s 1934 'Triumph of The Will' directed by
Leni Reifenstahl. This example of Film Propaganda, was Hitlers plan to show himself and the Nazi party in a positive light. 2002 'Bowling for Columbine' a 2002 American documentary film written, directed and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the causes for the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and other acts of violence with guns. 2004 Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock. The film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald's food. 2005
Grizzly Man is a documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The film consists of Treadwell's own footage of his interactions with grizzly bears before he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and eaten by a bear in 2003 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art 2012
Ping Pong is a 2012 'Sports Movie About Old Age' which follows players from around the world as they make their way to Inner Mongolia to compete in the 80+ age groups of the World Table Tennis Championships. DOCUMENTARY MADE
FOR CINEMA 2013
The YouTube Generation and the developments of new digital technology in film making has give birth to a whole generation of film makers who are reaching huge audiences with little or no production budgets THE YOUTUBE GENERATION THE BIRTH OF FILM Cinéma Vérité 1950s & 60s Cinéma vérité was a French film making movement in the 1950s and 60s that used natural lighting, sound and hand-held camera. 1975 Grey Gardens Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles. The 'Direct Cinema' style documentary depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive socialites, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit mansion 1998 1998 Nick Broomfield Directed
the documentary Kurt and Courtney. One of his best known works,
questioning whether Courtney Love was an
influence on Kurt Cobains death. 1990s 2002 Spellbound is a 2002 documentary that was directed by Jeffrey Blitz. The film follows eight competitors in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. 2006 Waltz with Bashir is a 2006 film, that uses animation to emerse the viewer in the Director Ari Folman's personal experiences in the Lebanese war in the 1980s 2012
2012: Special Guest Director Anne Cottringer
Tune For The Blood 2012 THE FUTURE OF DOCUMENTATY 2013
Bear 71 in a fully interactive Documentary from
Jeremy Mendes Leanne Allison. 1988 Thin Blue Line was a documentary from Errol Morris that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. Guest Director:
Anne Cottringer Guest Director:
Heather Leach The Perfect Vagina Adopt A Grandad Lust For Life Channel 4 MTV Channel 4 BBC The Bedroom Diaries
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