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Beyond the frame: researching documentary ethics


Nash, K, Beyond the frame: researching documentary ethics, Text, 15, (1) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1327-9556 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Questions of ethics remain central to documentary practice and scholarship. In spite of the growth of literature dealing with the subject, documentary ethics remains a field characterised by a focus on crises and the application of multiple ethical theories and concepts. This discussion considers the empirical study of documentary practice as a foundation for ethical discussion. Give the changing nature of documentary it is suggested that a notion of good practice can best be developed by considering the experiences of those involved.

Beyond the Frame is an ongoing research project that seeks to understand the experience of documentary participants and the relationship they develop with documentary filmmakers. As more filmmakers embrace interactive modes of documentary the relationship they develop with participants becomes critical to ethical discussion. This paper will present the results of studies completed to date and outline some future directions.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ethics, documentary, empirical research
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Screen and digital media
Research Field:Screen media
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Nash, K (Dr Kate Nash)
ID Code:70152
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2011-06-06
Last Modified:2013-01-31
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