Database for Animation Studies


Experiments in Documentary Animation: Anxious Borders, Speculative Media

Animated documentaries like Julia Meltzer and David Thorne's It's Not My Memory of It: Three Recollected Documents (2003), Jackie Goss's Stranger Comes To Town (2007), and Stephen Andrews's The Quick and the Dead (2004) invite us to consider the larger implications of the intensified dislocation and movement of individuals and information over the past decade. Through these exemplary texts, this article examines a trend in experimental animated documentaries in which artists visibly and self-consciously investigate the current status of the documentary guarantee'. How can current documentary establish truth claims in a context in which there is widespread cultural anxiety regarding visible movement in a world assumed to be uncertain, unstable, and precarious?

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