The Grierson Effect: Tracing Documentaty's International Movement

Deane Williams, Zoe Druick

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This landmark collection of essays considers the global legacy of John Grierson, the father of British documentary. Featuring the work of leading scholars from around the world, The Grierson Effect explores the impact of Grierson's ideas about documentary and educational film in a wide range of cultural and national contexts – from Russia and Scandinavia, to Latin America, South Africa and New Zealand.

In reconsidering Grierson's international influence, this major new study emphasises the material conditions of the production and circulation of documentary cinema, foregrounds core issues in documentary studies, and opens up expanded perspectives on transnational cinema cultures and histories.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9781844578450
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameCultural Histories of Cinema

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