Science and scientific research became a passion for me as unexpected as it was in case of documentary filmmaking.

We think that we chose our professions, but in reality, sometimes they chose us. After graduating from my Bachelor’s degree in documentary filmmaking, I started to look wider not only to what was done but also to what is being done now. So the topic of my research is “The Armenian Documentary Cinema in the End of 20th Century and in the Beginning of 21st Century”.

People were skeptical of my work considering there is no Armenian documentary cinema, but I’ve found and analyzed films that could be considered an advanced aesthetic value for the international documentary art spaces in case of proper dissemination. For ethical reasons I didn’t include my films in the research area as I know more about my films and as a theoretician couldn’t be equally unprejudiced towards my films.

ARMENIAN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA IN THE END OF 20TH CENTURY
AND IN THE BEGINNING OF 21ST CENTURY
CONTENT
Introduction

CHAPTER 1. THE BACKGROUND OF ARMENIAN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

CHAPTER 2. THE OVERALL CHARACTERISTICS OF ARMENIAN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

Specifications of Style
Visual Thinking
Structural solutions
The Element of Game
The element of fiction/staging
Expressions of Poetic Cinema
Inertial Process

CHAPTER 3. CREATIVE PROBLEMS OF ARMENIAN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

The Problem Of The Organic Unity Of Cinema Elements
The Problem Of Characterizing Elements

Generalized Character
Reflected Character
Partial-Montage Character
Characterization Of Time And Space

Difficulties In A Work With Speech
Raised Topics and Problems
The Problems Of Ethics

CHAPTER 4. THE TENDENCIES AND PROCESSES OF ARMENIAN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

The Problem Of Existence Of Documentary Film Audience
The relationships between new-born technical means and creative form
Tendencies

CONCLUSIONS
List of Literature

Here are some examples of Armenian contemporary films, that I consider artwork and which are available online:

Documentary_Research Seda Grigoryan

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