The Resource Rothstein's first assignment : a story about documentary truth, by Richard Knox Robinson ; written and directed by Richard Knox Robinson ; Ekphratic Productions LLC, (videorecording)

Rothstein's first assignment : a story about documentary truth, by Richard Knox Robinson ; written and directed by Richard Knox Robinson ; Ekphratic Productions LLC, (videorecording)

Label
Rothstein's first assignment : a story about documentary truth
Title
Rothstein's first assignment
Title remainder
a story about documentary truth
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Knox Robinson ; written and directed by Richard Knox Robinson ; Ekphratic Productions LLC
Title variation
Story about documentary truth
Contributor
Composer
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Director Richard Robinson (The Beekeepers) retraces Rothstein's steps by interviewing descendants of the mountain people and beautifully weaving them together with a 1964 audio interview of Rothstein, archival newsreel footage, and clips from the specious documentary "Hollow Folk." During the course of his research, Robinson discovered evidence that Rothstein's images were not pure documentation. Instead, they were often staged for the camera. Digging beneath the official story, the film unearths an unsettling link between propaganda and documentary, and raises troubling questions about the photographer's complicity in the displacement of thousands of people for "progress." Robinson's most chilling discovery, though, is the forced institutionalization and sterilization of mountain residents as part of a eugenics program where over 8,000 individuals were sterilized. This fascinating film challenges the viewer to consider the complexity behind images that are viewed as historical truth. " -- Cinema Guild Web site
Cataloging source
VRC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original music, Scott Whiddon
Runtime
72
Technique
live action
Label
Rothstein's first assignment : a story about documentary truth, by Richard Knox Robinson ; written and directed by Richard Knox Robinson ; Ekphratic Productions LLC, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 2010
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
752512732
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (72 min.)
Isbn
9780781513869
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R, [NTSC, all regions]
Video recording format
DVD

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