Film Study Tag

The Arbor and The Visual Act In Documentary Film Within the last decade the documentary film structure has seen a shift from the traditional structure to one that gravitates towards the use of fictional film techniques. One such film that utilizes these techniques is The Arbor (2010)...

The Cinematic Loss of Childhood in Middle Eastern Films Both Children of Heaven (1999) and Turtles Can Fly (2004) tell stories of the loss of childhood. Each narrows their focus specifically on how this childhood is lost for the children involved. For one it is through...

Realism and Fiction: The Challenge of Fiction in a Factual Documentary World   The documentation of life through a lens has been an ongoing form of story telling since the late 1800’s. And it is the documentary film, or actuality film that can be credited as being the...