Category Archives: Video Essays

“Show and Tell: Series Introduction”

As part of my efforts to blog thoughtfully about all things at the intersection of oral history and the documentary arts, I’ll be dropping periodic video essays. Each one will offer a deep dive on a work that is representative … Continue reading

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VIDEO ESSAY: “Brand Hex”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “Visualizing Chomsky”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “I Am Not Your Documentary”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “McElwee on McElwee”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “Before Charlottesville: Ten Documentaries that Confront White Supremacy”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “On Thom Andersen’s Pick for the ‘Most Remarkable’ Documentary of the ’00s”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “Towards an Anti-War Film Canon: Ten American Essentials”

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VIDEO ESSAY: “The Dark Knight Resists”

— [UPDATE, 5/16/2017: I’m humbled by the rhapsodic write-up that this video essay just received from H. Perry Horton of Film School Rejects. He writes that “The Dark Knight Resists” is “the best, most poignant, most salient video essay I … Continue reading

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VIDEO ESSAY: “We Sleep: On the Enduring Propheticism of John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE (1988)”

— [UPDATE, 4/24/2017: So, wow: this video essay has gone supernova, thanks to Vimeo “Staff Pick”-ing it. As of today, The AV Club, Gizmodo, io9, Boing Boing, Films for Action, and Konbini have all done write-ups about it. Thanks to all!] [UPDATE, 4/17/2017: … Continue reading

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