“The Problem of Access: Weiner (2016) and the Limitations of the Fly-on-the-Wall Documentary”

I’ve got a new article, my first for Bright Lights Film Journal, at their website. It is entitled “The Problem of Access: Weiner (2016) and the Limitations of the Fly-on-the-Wall Documentary”. In it, I observe that “the response to Weiner shows us (yet again) that the greater the access to a subject, the more likely a documentary is to be lavishly praised…no matter how questionable its politics.”

You can read the whole thing here.

About Daniel Clarkson Fisher

Daniel Clarkson Fisher is a video activist whose work has been featured by Vimeo Staff Picks, The AV Club, No Film School, io9, Film School Rejects, Boing Boing, Films for Action, Movies.com, and Filmscalpel. In addition, his writing has appeared in outlets that include AlterNet, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, Diabolique, and Culture Matters.
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