“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 whose work has been featured by The AV Club, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, No Film School, io9, One Perfect Shot, Films for Action, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Filmscalpel, and Vimeo Staff Picks. His writing has appeared in outlets that include AlterNet, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, and Political Animal Magazine. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, E! Entertainment Television, and Fandor Keyframe.
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