“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 an essay filmmaker and writer whose work has appeared in outlets that include AlterNet, Nonfics, Bright Lights Film Journal, Religion Dispatches, Lion’s Roar, the Journal of Religion & Film, Patheos, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, the Religion News Service, E! Entertainment Television, and Fandor Keyframe.
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