Cédric Mal is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, book publisher, and founder of the website Le Blog documentaire.
Documentary filmmaker first, Cédric Mal is also a journalist and book publisher. He founded and runs Le Blog documentaire, the go-to French website about (web)documentaries. He has directed several films and written several books, among them: Claire Denis, cinéaste à part, et entière… (2008) and Le webdoc existe-t-il ? (2014, with Nicolas Bole).
Let’s play with documentary!
Since the very beginning of cinema, documentary has played. With its characters (Nanook of the North), with reality (all modern mixes between fiction and documentary), with its audience (the intellectual dialogue that each film establishes with its public), even with press or historians. But never has documentary pushed so far this « role play» than today, in a more subtle, and above all more interactive way. New masterpieces conceived for Internet use today’s mechanics and aesthetics from the fields of (video) games.
This playlist foreshadows the last (r)evolution of documentary art, with examples that are not always perfect but are precious experiences on which we can rely to reach new steps in innovation.
Playlist to be continued…