Teaching documentary to the digital generation
Oldham, A. (2008) Teaching documentary to the digital generation. In: MECCSA Conference, University of Cardiff, Wales, Ferbruary 2008. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/10663
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This paper reflected upon the particular benefits of teaching documentary production to the (mal)content generation, ultimately suggesting that this genre still provides ample opportunity for students to engage with a wide range of social, ethical and philosophical challenges in the process of its production. In this way documentary can be seen to offer a range of tools by which to challenge and engage the 'click-shoot generation' to create genuinely meaningful content, so that they do not just attempt to represent the real world but rather actively engage in its interpretation.