Undisclosed recipients: documentary in an era of digital convergence

Tay, Sharon Lin and Hudson, Dale (2008) Undisclosed recipients: documentary in an era of digital convergence. Studies in Documentary Film, 2 (1). pp. 79-88. ISSN 1750-3280

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As part of ‘two essays in dialogue’ with a piece written by Dale Hudson, this article advances critical discussions of the documentary film given the context of, and challenges posed by, digitality. Specifically, it analyses ‘the digital’ in Michael Takeo Magruder’s {transcription} and [FALLUJAH. IRAQ. 31/03/2004] and Christina McPhee’s La Conchita mon amour as a means to advance discussion of documentary beyond claims to realism and documentary truth towards what Trinh T. Minh-ha calls ‘boundary events’. Tay argues that digital video, editing and compositing expose the limitations of visual evidence to represent trauma.

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