How To Live on Mars : Documentary on Colonizing the Planet Mars

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How To Live on Mars : Documentary on Colonizing the Planet Mars.

This documentary will leave you with a sense of wonder. It’s just one of many documentaries that will captivate you. Documentaries are the perfect place for young filmmakers to begin learning their craft. That’s because fiction film is about re-creating a version of reality, tuned to the story’s dramatic necessities. Documentaries, by contrast, require only that students choose the subject matter and capture what is already there. Documentaries shine a light on some of the darkest corners of our planet, and by doing that and engaging audiences they can truly make a difference and prompt real change.Documentary, then, as an artistic form, is a technique and style that originated in motion pictures. There are still photographic precursors and analogies, to be sure: the Civil War photographs of Matthew Brady, the remarkable photographic documentation of turn-of-the-century New York City by Jacob Riis, and the photographs made during the Depression for the United States Farm Security Administration by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and others. Documentary radio appeared in the early thirties in pioneering broadcasts of’ the British Broadcasting Corporation and in the American “March of Time” weekly series; documentary television (which usually means documentary films made for television) is prevalent. In literature the concept of documentary has established itself as the non-fiction novel (Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and Norman Mailer’s The Prisoner’s Song) and in newspaper reporting in the late 1960s and early 1970s as the “new journalism” (Tom Wolff’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Hunter Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, or Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night)



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