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The rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary’

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of 'The Questionable Documentary.' The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I'm Still Here, Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left audiences skeptical of their authenticity as a documentary.
September 13, 2010

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary.’ The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I’m Still Here, Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left some audiences skeptical of their authenticity as documentaries.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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