This essay provides an introductory analysis of Alisa Lebow’s interactive documentary Filming Revolution. It approaches the work from the point of view of new media, rather than documentary, arguing that the work adopts an important non–narrative form as a way to describe revolution, and to prevent the foreclosure that story enforces. This essay is experimental to the extent that it tries (with mixed fortune) to introduce the essayistic into scholarly writing, and, perhaps, tries to find room for some of the qualities of the essay film in a personal academic practice.

interactive documentary, speculative realism
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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VIEW Journal
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 5, No 10 (2016); 67-86

Miles, Adrian. (2016). I’m Sorry I Don’t Have a Story: An Essay Involving Interactive Documentary, Bristol and Hypertext. VIEW Journal, 5(10), 67–86. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2016.jethc113