by Duc Nguyen

The non-fiction nature of documentary films has brought the issues of authenticity and ethical obligation back to the debate of objectivity. It questions the integrity of the filmmaker as a presenter of images. Michelle Citron wrote that every shot in documentary films is charged with the ethical implications and choices.(Citron, 271) More to this point is Jay Ruby’s recognition of the “society’s shifting moral expectations of the image maker and the consequent ambivalence some professionals feel about their ethical base.”(Ruby, 308) Ruby structures three moral issues confronting the ethical aspect of image making: First, the question of…

Duc Nguyen

Emmy Award Winning director, filmmaker, writer, artist.

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