Onder found footage wordt in brede zin verstaan: ieder gebruik van eerdergemaakt materiaal. Hierbij kan gedacht worden aan eerder opgenomen film-, video-, foto- en/of audio materiaal, bijvoorbeeld amateurfilmpjes, familiefoto’s, archiefbeelden en outtakes. In een found footage documentaire wordt dergelijk ‘gevonden’ materiaal door een andere filmmaker op een nieuwe wijze gebruikt.

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