Australian Documentary Book Launch

OzDox welcomes you to the Australian Documentary: History, Practices and Genres book launch

by Trish FitzSimons, Pat Laughren, Dugald Williamson
Published by: Cambridge University Press
To be launched by Megan McMurchy

Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Cost: Free
When: March 20, 2011
RSVP: gleebooks – 9660 2333 or Request a place via the gleebooks’ secure server

Drawing on interviews with leading industry sources and containing discussion of over 200 documentaries, Australian Documentary: History, Practices and Genres brings to life over a century of documentary making and connects it to international debates in criticism, theory and history.

Documentary is the oldest continuous form of screen production in Australia, and today plays a pivotal part in our creative industries. This incisive book covers the development of documentary in Australia from the early days of cinema to the coming of television and the digital environment. Addressing the issues facing today’s documentary makers, the authors explore the role of the documentary in shaping the nation and forming the ‘imagined community’.

Megan McMurchy is a well known documentary filmmaker and manager of Screen Australia’s ‘Enterprise Program’.

For more info and to buy the book: http://berkelouw.com.au/catalogue/books/9780521167994/australian-documentary-history-practices-and-genres

Australian Documentary