The perception of truth in             documentariesThe role of the narrator                  Gerard SmitCommunication and...
PURPOSENARRATIVE   REPRESENTATION    EVIDENCESTRUCTURE    OF SOCIAL LIFE               FACTS
RQHow does the role of the narratoraffects the perception of truth
Why?Foster the critical mind of the(journalism) students, by offering aheuristic device to analyzedocumentaries
How?• Literature study• Content analysis• Interviews
Results• Categories of analysis:  – Distance … to author, viewer, characters  – Degree of self-reflection  – Focalization,...
Reaction• Its just way too coincidental that it all would come together like this. Too perfect a setup. It does’nt fit in ...
Analysisnarrator           • Distance: small           • Self-reflection: abundant           • Center of consciousness:   ...
Modes of documentary film  Voice of God                               Odyssey                     Fly on the wall   Intell...
Conclusion• Role of the narrator is an aid to analysis   – A critical examination of the production of     documentary tru...
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  1. 1. The perception of truth in documentariesThe role of the narrator Gerard SmitCommunication and Journalism Research Centre HU
  2. 2. PURPOSENARRATIVE REPRESENTATION EVIDENCESTRUCTURE OF SOCIAL LIFE FACTS
  3. 3. RQHow does the role of the narratoraffects the perception of truth
  4. 4. Why?Foster the critical mind of the(journalism) students, by offering aheuristic device to analyzedocumentaries
  5. 5. How?• Literature study• Content analysis• Interviews
  6. 6. Results• Categories of analysis: – Distance … to author, viewer, characters – Degree of self-reflection – Focalization, or center of consciousness
  7. 7. Reaction• Its just way too coincidental that it all would come together like this. Too perfect a setup. It does’nt fit in with how I see the world, honestly, and sets off my bullshit detectors right from the start.
  8. 8. Analysisnarrator • Distance: small • Self-reflection: abundant • Center of consciousness: narrator
  9. 9. Modes of documentary film Voice of God Odyssey Fly on the wall Intellectual/emotional Cinema veritié expository quest• Distance: great • Distance: zero • Distance: small • Distance:• Reflection: • Reflection: • Reflection: variable hidden none variable • Reflection:• Consciousness: • Consciousness: • Consciousness: mostly absent hidden none narrator • Consciousness: half hidden
  10. 10. Conclusion• Role of the narrator is an aid to analysis – A critical examination of the production of documentary truth could be supported by the the analysis of the role of the narrator in terms of distance, self reflection and center of consciousness How does the role of the narrator affects the perception of truth in television documentaries?
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