China Independent Film Festival Manifesto: Shamans * Animals (People’s Republic of China, 2011)
Abstract

“China Independent Film Festival Manifesto: Shamans * Animals” is a collaborative manifesto that critiques not documentary filmmaking practices but rather the film critics who claim authority on the ethical values in documentary cinema. This manifesto foregrounds the ongoing debates surrounding not only the ethics of documentary cinema but its potential role in society and that of the filmmakers who practice it.