Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rest in Remix

RIP: A Remix Manifesto makes the rhetorical dimension of documentary film-making quite explicit by framing the film as a "manifesto" and organizing it into chapters, each with a specific "call to action." Now that there are a number of documentaries out there about copyright and creativity, director Brett Gaylor makes his film stand out by explicitly encouraging others to remix it online. As Steve Franklin notes, there is some irony to the fact that the film received funding from the National Film Board of Canada, given the fact that the national government has also funded a number of copyright enforcement campaigns.

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