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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(8); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060804.

The Observational Aesthetics of Honeyland (2019)


Tongtong Guo

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Tongtong Guo

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


The observational documentary has always been under-represented in the documentary genre. Without narrative techniques and editing, the long observation of a subject makes the film lack a climax in the traditional sense. However, this type of documentary, which aims to observe, has become the closest to life itself and the closest to the “truth”. This type of documentary brings an aesthetic of observation that resonates more with the viewer than other types of documentary. The reason for this is the purpose of studying the emotional interaction between the subject and the viewer in observational documentaries.


Observational documentary; Honeyland (2019); Aesthetic value

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Tongtong Guo. The Observational Aesthetics of Honeyland (2019). Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 8: 19-23. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060804.


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