Well my book is really out there! I’m starting to see reviews (gulp), which is both terrifying and thrilling!
This review comes from Markee Magazine, and I am absolutely thrilled they took the time to not only read it, but offer up their thoughts!
The reviewer here suggests that I make a distinction between the spiritual truth-telling genres I introduce in the book, and what he calls educational films. I completely agree, and I’ll be sure to make that distinction next time I write about documentary. I’ve actually been thinking a lot about the role of the essay in society, and there is a sense in which expository documentaries function as pubic essays, which can be very helpful and educational. There is a sense in which I wanted to highlight another aspect of documentary: documentary as artistic practice, something I’d been seeing over and over at film festivals, and find fascinating.
Thank you Markee Magazine for joining the conversation!