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Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Alison J. Murray Levine

Abstract

Vivre Ici analyzes a selection of films from the vast viewing landscape of contemporary French documentary film, a genre that has experienced a renaissance in the past twenty years. The films are connected not just by a general interest in engaging the “real,” but by a particular attention to French space and place. From farms and wild places to roads, schools, and urban edgelands, these films explore the spaces of the everyday and the human and non-human experiences that unfold within them. Through a critical approach that integrates phenomenology, film theory, eco-criticism and cultural hist ... More

Keywords: social documentary, spatial turn, haptics, French film, Eco-cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940414
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison J. Murray Levine, author