Quest for Mirroring the Truth

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Gulcin Newby Kennett

In her Quarterly article, ‘Mirrors without memories: Truth, History, and the New Documentary’, Linda Williams raises some stimulating arguments regarding documentary filmmaking.

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Films of Memory: The Mind’s Eye

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Gulcin Newby Kennett

In the chapter called ‘Films of Memory’ from his book ‘Transcultural Cinema‘, David MacDougall explores the intricate relationships between human memory and films.

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The Ethics of Image-Making

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Gulcin Newby Kennett

In the chapter titled ‘The Ethics of Image-Making’; or, “They’re Going to Put Me in the Movies. They’re Going to Make a Big Star Out of Me” from his book ‘Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology‘ (Ruby, 2000), Jay Ruby philosophizes about the ethical issues involved in the “production of realistic and recognizable images of people.”

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A Brief History of African-American Theater

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Gulcin Newby Kennett

Contrary to popular belief, despite its recognition in the early 1960s, African-American theater did not begin then, but centuries before.

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