'We believe that the cinema's capacity for getting around, for observing and selecting from life itself, can be exploited in a new and vital art form.'

- John Grierson, 1932 (first principle of the British documentary film movement)

Documentary in the Reading Room is a site dedicated to the study of the genre of documentary. It brings together an extensive collection of recommended readings on documentary in the Reading List. There are also links to full-text writings on documentary as well as links to other online sites related to the genre of documentary. Australian Documentary is specifically concerned with the role and place of Australian documentary production. Documentary in the Reading Room is part of the Culture and Communication Reading Room at Murdoch University.

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