I'm biased (as I was co-producer), but "Operation Homecoming: Writing the
Wartime Experience" (2007 is very interesting in the wide array of
approaches it uses, from direct address to camera, archival footage,
direct cinema, "dramatization," and animation to convey the writings of
troops about their experiences in Iraq & Afghanistan.


On 8/29/16 1:19 PM, "Gene Youngblood" <ato...@comcast.net> wrote:

>Do you require that the ³expressive dramatizations² come from the maker
>of the documentary? That¹s important. There¹s a doc about the history of
>class struggle in America that Link TV has been showing in the past few
>months which is illustrated entirely with clips from feature films, but
>it¹s not a critique of those films, and the viewer is not supposed to
>receive them as such. You¹re supposed to understand them as ³expressive
>dramatizations² of the documentary¹s subject and ignore where they came
>from. There are a lot of them, from "Matewan² to ³The Age of Innocence²
>(they are not identified) and it works, more or less. I qualify it
>because it¹s like telling someone ³don¹t think of an elephant.²
>Especially people like us; maybe an ³average filmgoer,² whatever that
>means, would not be as aware. I¹m losing the name of the doc right now.
>> On Aug 29, 2016, at 11:42 AM, Ken Paul Rosenthal
>><kenpaulrosent...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm researching docs that feature expressive dramatizations, either as
>>brief interstitial moments or extended scenes such as 'The Act of
>>Killing'. I look forward to any and all suggestions.
>> Thanks, Ken
>> www.kenpaulrosenthal.com
>> www.whisperrapture.com
>> www.maddancementalhealthfilmtrilogy.com
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