From reel life to real social change: the role of contemporary social-issue documentary in U.S. public policy

@article{Chattoo2019FromRL,
  title={From reel life to real social change: the role of contemporary social-issue documentary in U.S. public policy},
  author={Caty Borum Chattoo and Will Jenkins},
  journal={Media, Culture & Society},
  year={2019},
  volume={41},
  pages={1107 - 1124}
}
  • Caty Borum Chattoo, Will Jenkins
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • This article examines three digital-era social-issue documentaries – Sin by Silence, Playground, and Semper Fi – to reveal elements of cultural and narrative influence that contributed to legislative change in the United States. Expanding the coalition model of documentary’s political impact through case studies and in-depth interviews with policy subnetworks shaped for each film – policymakers and legislative staffers, advocacy group leaders, and documentary directors – this study finds that… CONTINUE READING
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