A New History ofDocumentary Film
The third edition of the book includes new research that offers a fresh way to understand how the field began and grew.
Retaining the original edition’s core structure, there is added emphasis of the interplay among various approaches to documentaries and the people who made them. This edition also clearly explains the ways that interactions among the shifting forces of economics, technology, and artistry shape the form.
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About the Author
Betsy McLane is the author of the book A NEW HISTORY OF DOCUMENTARY FILM: THIRD EDITION. She served as the Project Director for The American Documentary Showcase, a cooperative project of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. For eight years Dr. McLane was the Executive Director The International Documentary Association. She holds an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts, and a BA in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College. She has taught many areas of film and television studies at The University of Vermont, Loyola Marymount, U.C. San Bernadino Palm Desert Campus, National University and The University of Southern California.