Cross-post from Steve Rust at Ecomedia
Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary Film in the 21st Century, a fantastic-looking new book from U Chicago Press by Helen Hughes, will be published in June by Intellect. Hughes is a senior lecturer in film studies at the University of Surrey.
Here’s the book description:
“During the first decade of the twenty- first century, a stunning array of documentary films focusing on environ- mental issues, representing the world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, has been met with critical and popular acclaim. This cohesive and accessible volume is the first book-length study of environmental documentary filmmaking, offering a coherent analysis of controversial and high-profile documentary films such as Gasland,An Inconvenient Truth, Manufactured Landscapes, and The Cove. With analysis that includes the wider context of environmental documentary filmmaking, such asModern Life and Sleep Furiously, about local rural communities in Britain and Europe, Green Documentary also contributes to the ongoing debate on representing the crisis.”