Political Documentaries in North America, A Tool for Counter-information and Creating Political Identities

  • Liliana Cordero Marines CISAN-UNAM (estancia posdoctoral)
Keywords: political documentary, political denunciation, counter-information, North America, shaping of political identities,

Abstract

This article looks at political documentary-making in North America in the early twenty-first century. U.S. American Michael Moore; Canadians Jennifer Abbot, Mark Achbar, and Joel Bakan, the directors of The Corporation (2003); and Mexican Carlos Mendoza, who heads up Canal 6 de Julio (television Channel July 6) all make critical documentaries questioning political systems and their effects. To understand the role of the documentary historically, the author looks at film theory and the headway made by video-activism. Her contribution consists of explaining the characteristics of certain historical processes of political denunciation and contemporary production of documentary cinema. 

Key words: political documentary, denunciation, 

Author Biography

Liliana Cordero Marines, CISAN-UNAM (estancia posdoctoral)

CISAN UNAM (Estancia Posdoctoral)

Dra. En Antropología Social

Mtra. En Antropología Social 

Lic. En Etnología

Published
2019-02-20
How to Cite
Cordero Marines, L. (2019). Political Documentaries in North America, A Tool for Counter-information and Creating Political Identities. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2019.1.367
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