‘Essay’, looks at essay documentaries that are getting more and more attention as a type of documentary format. This newly established section is aimed at documentary films that present a subjective method of argument rather than perform the impossible task of reaching objectivity. For example, essay documentaries include all of Errol Morris's investigative reporting, Chris Marker's experiments, and Michael Moore's political exposition. What they have in common is that they are works with a singularity in the ‘storytelling’ of documentaries. Essay films do not follow the film narrative method that gives the impression that they are watching real events as they are, but are developed mainly according to the director's own thoughts. Such a development is achieved when the director freely arranges images, sounds, and texts based on his own inspiration or argument that pays attention to the object instead of insisting on an objective capture of the object in reality. In the essay section, we will actively introduce the attempts of contemporary documentary writers who are developing colorful ways to creatively transform and describe reality.
A Sense of Place
Mohammadreza FARZAD, Shirin BARGHNAVARD, Mina KESHAVARZ, Azin FEIZABADI, Pooya ABBASIAN, Afsaneh SALARI
Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist: “Phony Wars”
The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
Elom 20CE, MUSQUIQUI Chihying, Gregor KASPER