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Abstract – On the Performance of Documentary Film

On the Performance of Documentary Film

Abstract

The efforts of documentary cinema to reveal the unseen are examined in this text. Umut Kocagöz focuses on what is different about documentaries and argues that they develop an unusual critical style. He starts his text by asking “What is ‘documenting?’” and “Why do we need to document?” Subsequently, he argues that documenting in cinema can fulfill the need to “see the unseen” as revealed through images instead of text.