Animating Truth: Documentary and Visual Culture in the 21st Century

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Confronting shifts in the status and aesthetics of the real, Nea Ehrlich analyses how contemporary technoculture has transformed the relationship of animation to documentary by mapping out two parallel trends: the increased use of animation within documentary or non-fiction contexts, and the increasingly pervasive use of non-photorealistic animation within digital media. As the virtual becomes another aspect of our contemporary mixed reality (physical and virtual), the book aims to understand how this visual paradigm shift influences viewers, both ethically and politically, and questions the wider ramifications of this transformation in non-fiction aesthetics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781474463386, 9781474463393
ISBN (Print)9781474463362, 9781474463379
StatePublished - Mar 2021

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Animationsverfahren
  • Filmästhetik
  • Computeranimation
  • Animationsfilm
  • Dokumentarfilm


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