By Lars Weckbecker

Governing Visions of the Real traces the emergence, improvement, and methods of Griersonian documentary – named for pioneering Scottish film-maker John Grierson – in New Zealand through the first half the 20th century. Paying shut realization to the productions of the nationwide movie Unit within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties, Lars Weckbecker lines the transferring practices and governmentality of documentary’s ‘visions of the genuine’ as New Zealand and its inhabitants got here to be anticipated via NFU movie for an ensemble of political, pedagogic, and propagandistic purposes.

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