From Voice to Listening: Becoming Implicated Through Multi-linear Documentary

Munro, K 2018, 'From Voice to Listening: Becoming Implicated Through Multi-linear Documentary' in Gerda Cammaer, Blake Fitzpatrick and Bruno Lessard (ed.) Critical Distance in Documentary Media, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 279-300.


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Title From Voice to Listening: Becoming Implicated Through Multi-linear Documentary
Author(s) Munro, K
Year 2018
Title of book Critical Distance in Documentary Media
Publisher Springer Nature
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Gerda Cammaer, Blake Fitzpatrick and Bruno Lessard
Start page 279
End page 300
Subjects Cinema Studies
Interactive Media
Summary Much of traditional documentary has been concerned with matters of voice and visibility. However, to speak is to occupy a position of power, and the act of listening has long been overlooked. This chapter explores the importance of listening as a critical and ethical turn in documentary through the discussion of the following non-linear works: Natalie Bookchins Now hes out in public and everyone can see (2012 and 2017) and Long Story Short (2016), Eline Jongsma and Kel ONeills Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism (20122014) and Rosemarie Lerner and Maria Courts Quipu Project (2015). I claim that a documentary practice that foregrounds listening as both a methodological process and an audience experience creates critical distance which can destabilize traditional binaries and implicate the practitioner and audience in the documentary project as an ecology of relationships, multiple perspectives, and complexity.
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DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-96767-7_14
ISBN 9783319967677
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