Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Mass Communications

First Advisor

Diane Waldman

Keywords

Docudrama, Docufiction, Documentary, Drama documentary, Hybrid Film, Student Loans

Abstract

This thesis combines creative and academic efforts in an examination of the "hybrid" film. The question asked: in what ways can fiction be combined with non-fiction to engage with issues of social importance, is answered in analysis, and through practice.

Traditional analysis is focused on films that blur the line between the documentary and the narrative-- the "hybrid film" or "docufiction." Analysis through practice is presented in an original feature length script that moves back and forth between the documentary and fiction film. This feature length script-- entitled "Rigged," develops a fictional story while examining the issue of corruption in the higher education finance and student loan systems. A final report returns to the thesis question and offers an assessment of the script's strengths and weaknesses.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Joseph V. Brown

File size

254 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Mass communication, Fine arts, Film studies

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