Category Archives: Articles

My Post about the Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project for the Oral History Review Blog

I am incredibly honored and excited to be able to share the news that I have written a blog post about my M.F.A. thesis, the Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project, at the invitation of the Oral History Review — “the … Continue reading

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“Visual Media in Syria”

I’ve written a review of Donatella Della Ratta’s exceptional new book Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria for H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online’s H-Socialisms network. You can read the whole thing right here.

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“Racist Violence Is a Family Thing in DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?”

I’m now a regular columnist for PopMatters. Here’s my first piece in this new role: a review of Travis Wilkerson’s latest essay film, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? Big thanks to my most excellent editor Karen Zarker, and … Continue reading

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My 2018 Nonfics End-of-the-Year Poll Submission

As a contributor to Nonfics, I participated in their year-end poll. The results are in, and you can check them out right here. Individual ballots were also published this year, and you can see all of them (including mine) here.

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“ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH Leaves Little to the Terrified Imagination”

I’ve got a new review of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nick de Pencier’s new documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch over at PopMatters. It’s the third film in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013). You can … Continue reading

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“The Unbearable Centrism of Mainstream Documentaries”

I’ve got a new article over at New Politics magazine, the title of which is “The Unbearable Centrism of Mainstream Documentaries”. In it, I write about about how Former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama’s multi-year production deal with … Continue reading

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“Rodney Ascher on the Art of the Horror Documentary”

I’ve got a new interview with Rodney Ascher, director of the documentaries Room 237 and The Nightmare, over at Nonfics. Rodney is one of my very favorite filmmakers, and it was both an honor and a pleasure to get to speak … Continue reading

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“In Defense of Errol Morris’s STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE”

I’ve got a new article, my first for PopMatters, at their website. The title is “In Defense of Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedure“. In it, I use the occasion of the film’s tenth anniversary to write about the great director’s oft-misunderstood … Continue reading

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“The ‘Inescapable Need and Possibility’ of Third Cinema”

I’ve got a new article, my first for the venerable New Politics magazine, at their website. The title is “The ‘Inescapable Need and Possibility’ of Third Cinema”. In it, I talk about the radical, global filmmaking movement known as “Third … Continue reading

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“FACES PLACES Voted the Best Documentary of 2017 in 5th Annual Nonfics Year-End Poll”

As a contributor to Nonfics, I participated in their year-end poll. The results are in, and you can check them out right here. Individual ballots aren’t included, and I won’t share mine. However, I will say that documentary fans should … Continue reading

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