The films of Guzman consistently focus on issues of historical memory, but as Ruffinelli suggests, his style gradually evolved from the epic political documentary
into a more auteurist and poetic aesthetics.
Based on a bestselling book by Christian commentator Dinesh D'Souza, the documentary has leap-frogged over Michael Moore's Sicko or Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth to become the #2 ranked political documentary
film of all time, grossing more than US$31 million at the time of writing.
One of the more fascinating aspects of this emerging form of political documentary
discourse is that it is made by people unfamiliar with the history, profession and conventions of documentary production; therefore, the polemical arguments are leveled with little concern for evidence.
The anti-Obama documentary '2016: Obama's America' managed to become the second-highest earning political documentary
of all time, having brought in a total of 26 million dollars so far.
It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary
since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, 'Fahrenheit 9/11.
The political documentary
"2016: Obama's America" continued its unexpectedly strong performance at the box office this weekend, raking in $3.
More contemplative, but just as expressive is Peter Bo Rappmund's Tectonics, a formal crossbreeding of moving and still images, psychogeography, and political documentary
Elusive Truth, Evolving Medium: Evaluating Contemporary Political Documentary
Yet there have also been longstanding tensions--visible for example in the 1930s, when street-level radicalism in the US was appropriated into New Deal state-funded projects--between political documentary
as a mode of expression 'in which radicals and progressive intellectuals grappled with the problem of how cultural form and social action could be related', and documentary as a mode for organising audiences 'in a hegemonic capacity, announcing crises and managing them on behalf of the state' (p68).
LAST week, the BBC ran yet another reality TV show, under the guise of a political documentary
It is more personal biopic - barring some astute political commentary from screenwriter Tariq Ali - than political documentary
She began her professional career with Can West Broadcasting in Montreal, and later joined Rezolution Pictures to co-direct One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree, with Neil Diamond, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2005 Rendez-vous du cinema Quebecois in Montreal and was nominated for Best Social/ Political Documentary
at the Geminis.
Now less a political documentary
, more a meditation on the very nature of growing up and existence, it's compelling viewing.
Meanwhile CyBC2 screened Memories, a documentary on the Armenian Genocide directed by Avedis Ohanian that won Best International Political Documentary
Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival 2008.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has begun work on a follow-up to his 2004 political documentary
'Fahrenheit 9/11', with plans to release it next year, producers said.