media fields journal - documentary and space
Documentary refuses to fit neatly into a particular genre, form, or mode. Opting instead to traverse them, documentaries are capable of shifting our perceptions of lived realities, as they tell stories of, comment on, and make arguments about the world in which we live. While putting together the call for papers for this issue of Media Fields Journal, we were interested in how the insertion of space into documentary’s aesthetic, narrative, and rhetorical potentialities could help us to better comprehend its artistic, cultural, pedagogical, historical and political value. We asked ourselves how a focus on documentary (in particular) and space would be different from a focus on film (in general) and space.