‘Documentary film, in everyday commonsense parlance, implies the absence of elem

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‘Documentary film, in everyday commonsense parlance, implies the absence of elements of performance, acting, staging, directing, etc., criteria which presumably distinguish the documentary form from the narrative fiction film.’
– Thomas Waugh, The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film 2011
Discuss the possibilities and limitations of this definition of documentary with reference to ‘The Act of Killing’ (Joshua Oppenheimer)

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