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F Is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing

F Is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing

Alexandra Juhasz, Jesse Lerner

ISBN: 9780816642519

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Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary's authority and dismantling understandings of identity, history, and nation. The interdisciplinary essays in "F Is for Phony" discuss a broad scope of works and explore issues raised by "fake docs" such as the fiction/documentary divide, the ethics of reality-based manipulation, and whether documentariness derives from form or reception.
Defining the borderline between fact and fiction, the contributors reveal what fake documentaries imply and usually make explicit: that many documentaries lie to tell the truth, and that the truth is relative.
Contributors: Steve Anderson, Catherine L. Benamou, Mitchell W. Block, Luis Bunuel, Marlon Fuentes, Craig Hight, Charlie Keil, Alisa Lebow, Eve Oishi, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Gregorio C. Rocha, Jane Roscoe, Catherine Russell, Elisabeth Subrin.
Alexandra Juhasz is professor of media studies at Pitzer College. She is author of "Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video" (Minnesota, 2001).
Jesse Lerner is associate professor of media studies at Pitzer College.
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