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"Margaret R. Daniel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:48:12 -0500
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Sorry if this has already been named, but really important documentary 
in this arena is Spencer Nakasako's /a.k.a Don Bonus/ (1996), which he 
co-directed with the Cambodian refugee high-schooler named in the title.


On 2/22/11 5:16 PM, Tyler Hicks wrote:
> I recently had the opportunity to take a class on autobiographical
> documentary (at Northern Illinois University with Dr. Jeff Chown), and many
> of the films we screened would likely work well for your summer course.
> Some that stand out in terms of race and ethnicity:
> *Nobody’s Business *(Alan Berliner, 1996)
> *Tongues Untied* (Marlon Riggs, 1990)
> *Bontoc Eulogy* (Marlon Fuentes, 1995)
> *Sherman’s March* (Ross McElwee, 1986)
> *History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige* (ReaTajiri, 1992)
> Some related articles/readings:
> “Alan Berliner and the Jewish American Autobiographical Film” by Michael
> Renov at:
> “Film and Video Self-Biographies” by Audrey Levasseur
> “Ethics and the Perception of Ethics in Autobiographical Film” by John
> Stuart Katz and Judith Milstein Katz
> “The Subject in History: The New Autobiography in Film and Video,” by
> Michael Renov
> “Autobiography and Documentary,” by Caroline Anderson
> A text to consider:
> Jim Lane: The Autobiographical Documentary in America (Madison: University
> of Wisconsin Press, 2002)
> This is just sampling of some of the material used in the course I mentioned
> as well as what I have used in my own research on autobiographical
> documentary.  Feel free to contact me if you'd like some additional
> resources that might work for your course. Hope this helps!
> T.J. Hicks

/MR Daniel, PhD/
Graduate Fellow
Music Composition
Princeton University

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