2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November, 2006
AREA: African American Documentary
The relationship of racialized communities to the cinema has been a
contentious one - in all realms, including the non-fiction film. From
early ethnographic films to more recent representations, constructions of
African Americans in documentary have remained problematic - not only in
terms of depictions, but access to production, distribution, and exhibition.