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Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Jonathan Murray and Nea Ehrlich


Documentary cinema has always drawn from real life. However, an increasing number of contemporary filmmakers go further still, drawing onscreen images of reality through a range of animated filmmaking techniques and aesthetics. This book is the first of its kind, exploring the field of animated documentary film from a diverse range of scholarly and practice-based perspectives. The book’s chapters explore and propose answers to a range of questions that preoccupy twenty-first-century film artists and audiences alike: What are the historical roots of animated documentary? What kinds of reasons i ... More

Keywords: Aesthetics, animated documentary, animation, cinema, documentary, film, filmmaking techniques, moving image, practice-based, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694112
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Murray, editor
University of Edinburgh

Nea Ehrlich, editor
Ben Gurion University

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