Category: Documentary History


Insights Into the History of Independent Documentary Filmmaking in India: Changing Narratives

My paper will outline the development of independent documentary filmmaking in India. The Films Division (FD) and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting adapted to the new genre of documentary filmmaking in the 1980s, and the first wave of activist documentaries was driven by a number of activist filmmakers who began to use “cinema as


The Rise of the Documentary Film Movement in Thai Cinema During the Current Political Conflict

Throughout the history of Thai cinema, documentaries have only recently become popular with Thai film-goers and young filmmakers. With the establishing of Doc Club, a documentary distributor, youngsters have become more exposed to documentary films. The success of a new generation of documentary filmmakers in international film festivals have inspired newcomers to try their hands


New Turkish Documentaries: The Tools to Raise Public Awareness with Their Narrative Structures and Discourses

Undoubtedly, NGOs, different ethnic and religious groups, political dissidents, and sexual orientations and identities convey the unseen images, unheard voices and unknown stories or buried narratives to the public sphere in the face of the mainstream media. Documentaries about buried narratives remind and recall people’s history against the conventional or mainstream one, and contribute to


Television Documentary on the Threshold of the 21st Century

With the birth of television, documentary programs became the central core of TV productions. In the 80 years span of TV presence in our daily life, TV documentaries have gone through changes both in form and content. The goal of this article is to find an explanation for recent modes of TV documentary. My finding