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    Reflecting On Documentary Research

    As the spring semester comes to a close, I am beginning to reflect on this class, Documentary Research. To start off the year, we started small with the concepts surrounding location, voice, and ethics behind documentary work. We looked at pieces by Robert Coles and Bill Nichols that built upon our understanding of becoming a documentarian. Simultaneously, we watched films like Stranger with a Camera and Banished that allowed us to see what we were learning about put into action. At first, I struggled a bit to think like a documentarian but as the semester went on, my learning for the subject soared and I began to think, act, and…