The character-driven documentary is one of the dominant forms of documentary today, in the US and internationally.
Sometimes an issue documentary can be both traditional and hybrid doc-fiction at the same time.
Unlike reenactment per se, pretext is generally recognized only by other documentary makers or those familiar with the production process.
Understanding the archival document for its role in a non-cinematic archive.
Foregrounding the photographer-subject relationship.
Reverse engineering the enigma.
Poetic documentary, between trope and cliché.
Walking the line between omnivorism and discernment.
The affinity of conspiracy material for puzzle-film construction.
So frequently, festival documentaries imagine a foreign spectator, looking from the outside in.
The symbiotic relationship between biography and personality.
When the historical recollective documentary film takes on elements of the essay film – or vice versa.