Dreaming a connection: reflections on the documentary subject/filmmaker relationship

Maree Delofski

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Maree Delofski examines her own creative practice as a filmmaker. Using examples of emblematic moments in three films in her documentary corpus, A Calcutta Christmas (1998), The Trouble with Merle (2002), Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics (2008), she analyses the way ‘the real’ is constructed through the interplay between subject and filmmaker, arguing that authorship might be considered the outcome of a reciprocity that can develop between filmmaker and subject in projects filmed over extended periods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScan: journal of media arts culture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Scan, Department of Media, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.


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