Date of Award
Diane Waldman, Ph.D.
Docudrama, Docufiction, Documentary, Drama documentary, Hybrid film, Student loans
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.
Brown, Joseph V., "Scripting the Docufiction: Combining the Narrative and Documentary Modes in a Social Issue Film" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 92.
Received from ProQuest
Joseph V. Brown
Mass communication, Fine arts, Film studies