Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Publication Title

Film Quarterly

Abstract

Steve James's Reel Paradise and Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi's Sisters in Lawexemplify divergent paths in the field of ethnographic documentary since 1922's formative Nanook of the North. The observational style of Sisters in Law bests the self-indulgence of Reel Paradise, though both films present ethical challenges.

Keywords

documentary, ethnographic documentary, observational documentary, Steve James, Kim Longinotto

Volume

60

Issue

4

First Page

30

Last Page

34

DOI

10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.30

Rights

©© 2007 by the Regents of the University of California.

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