Author : Patricia Aufderheide
"""Description:This brief book provides information about different types of documentaries and introduces some controversies (e.g., ethics and objectivity). The book might be better titled ""an overview"" rather than ""an introduction"". Its a bit difficult to read. Some of the vocabulary is understandable by the erudite or Brits only, unnecessarily hard to understand for an educated American unfamiliar with documentaries. There are many references to film titles and names appearing in sentences that were intended to explain concepts, making it a bit difficult to read for a novice who doesn't know the films. The list of a hundred great documentaries will be useful to follow up. However if the list was an annotated list, the reader would know something about the documentary, not just the title and year."""