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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Dennis Aigen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Richard Glennen
dc.descriptionSweat of the sun: a film essay on fire essay is a DVD accompanying the thesis.en
dc.description.abstractDocumentaries about science have long relied on expository and observational modes of filmmaking to perpetuate a pretense of objectivity and authenticity. I contend that these claims on objectivity are false, and that other modes, specifically the self-portrait essay, can more authentically communicate scientific principles. This paper examines case studies of science-related self-portrait films that foreground subjectivity and reflexivity to varying degrees, and analyzes their effectiveness. I argue that the self-portrait essay film and its rejection of objectivity is a compelling alternative to conventional science documentary.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshDocumentary filmsen
dc.titleAssaying the essay: science documentary and self-portraiten
dc.title.alternativeSweat of the sun: a film essay on fire essayen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 by Richard Glenn Williamsen, Graduate Committee: Lucia Ricciardelli; Theo Lipfert.en & Photography.en

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