Animation Makes a Splash in Modern Documentaries

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Whether it's because of lack of archival footage or simply to make stats and data more visually appealing, the past ten years have seen a surge of graphical elements and animations in feature-length documentaries.

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Scene from Michel Gondry's documentary

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Writes Paula Bernstein of Indiewire, "Animation can liberate documentarians from relying on archival footage or other traditional devices to tell a story, and, along the way, confound the outdated notion that documentaries are simply a straight retelling of the truth -- surely, in this age, we accept that all filmmaking -- based on actual events or not -- involves a certain amount of artifice."

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