restricted access Kill the Documentary as We Know It (USA, 2002)

Inspired by Dogme ’95 (see Trier and Vinterberg, “Dogme ’95 Manifesto and Vow of Chastity,” in chap. 2 of this volume)—although acknowledging the limits of the movement and seeing it as a publicity stunt—this documentary manifesto by film- and video-maker Jill Godmilow lays out a series of practices to produce documentaries that go beyond surface reportage and engage in the world in front of the camera in an ethical manner.