When Is a documentary not a documentary?

Just How Far Has The Envelope Been Pushed?
OPINION, by Philippe Mora
The Business of Film, AFM Feature November 2009, p20
Over the last decade or so the art of Documentary storytelling, once confined to the intelligencia, has blossomed. Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth thrust the genre firmly into the limelight of feature films as a highly regarded and permanent ‘must’ on any serious film aficionado diary. However a worrying trend has taken root in which the unprincipled of bending the truth has surfaced far more often than is good for the industry or the public at large….. The documentary Stolen, purportedly about Slaves (…cont.)

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