Lies, damn lies and documentaries

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BFI Pub., Jan 1, 2000 - Performing Arts - 186 pages
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00 Leading expert Brian Winston's new book is one of the first to take the ethical issue seriously. Looking at the recent crises of confidence in public service broadcasting and the controversy surrounding docusoaps, his major new study provides a foundational study of ethics and the documentary. This accessible but comprehensive treatment will be an important contribution to academic debates over the role of the media and to the ongoing debates in the documentary community. Leading expert Brian Winston's new book is one of the first to take the ethical issue seriously. Looking at the recent crises of confidence in public service broadcasting and the controversy surrounding docusoaps, his major new study provides a foundational study of ethics and the documentary. This accessible but comprehensive treatment will be an important contribution to academic debates over the role of the media and to the ongoing debates in the documentary community.

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Contents

Fakery
9
Public Service
40
Law
63
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Brian Winston works at the University of Westminster and is a Governor of the British Film Institute. He is the author of numerous books including Fires Were Started (1999) and Claiming the Real: The Documentary Film Revisited (1995).