Shaping the real

directorial imagination and the visualisation of evidence in the hybrid documentary

Janet Merewether

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Abstract

In this essay I propose a definition of the director’s role in documentary as creatively shaping reality, visualising and reframing evidence to form a representation of the figurative subject. I outline the ways in which I have developed a “signature” hybridised filmmaking style exemplified by two recent documentaries, Maverick Mother (Merewether 2007), an autobiographical film about solo motherhood by choice and the contemporary role of the father, and Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life (Merewether 2005) which documents the life of Jabe Babe, a dominatrix living with the genetic condition Marfan Syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScan: journal of media arts culture
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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