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Exploring power and trust in documentary: A study of Tom Zubrycki's Molly and Mobarak


Nash, K, Exploring power and trust in documentary: A study of Tom Zubrycki's Molly and Mobarak, Studies in Documentary Film, 4, (1) pp. 21-33. ISSN 1750-3280 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1386/sdf.4.1.21_1


Power represents a problem for documentary, raising questions about the politics and ethics of representation. In this article the notion of power in documentary is explored. The influence of domination as a model for power relations within documentary is challenged and a Foucauldian notion of power relationships suggested as an alternative way of conceptualising the documentary-maker participant relationship. Drawing on empirical research with documentary maker Tom Zubrycki and participant Lyn Rule, this article brings to light the complexities of power and the importance of trust in the context of documentary.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:power, trust, documentary, ethics, Foucault, Zubrycki
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Nash, K (Dr Kate Nash)
ID Code:63777
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2010-05-28
Last Modified:2012-10-31
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