Giving voice to the ordinary: mass-observation and the documentary film

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2001 Number 44

Giving voice to the ordinary: mass-observation and the documentary film
Elizabeth Cowie, pages -

Abstract

The documentary film movement was a social democratic project which opposed traditional class and gender structures by giving voice to the ordinary. Like Mass-Observation, there are issues of verisimilitude, but it is this subjectivity which, whilst limiting its role as objective social history, makes Mass-Observation rich in anthropological terms, and makes the documentary film poetic.

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Elizabeth Cowie, (2001) Giving voice to the ordinary: mass-observation and the documentary film, New Formations, 2001(44), -

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