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Prendre position en documentaire : une sociologie politique des films documentaires tournés dans le Centre-ville de Saint-Denis et à la Joliette à Marseille (2000-2010)

Gaël Marsaud 1
1 LabToP - Laboratoire Théories du politique : pouvoir et relations sociales
CRESPPA - Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris
Abstract : This thesis analyzes the process of politicization and de-politicization of documentary films that focus on stigmatized urban areas. It is based on 42 films made between 2000 and 2010 in the neighborhoods of Centre-ville Basilique in Saint-Denis and La Joliette in Marseille. This research draws from open-focused interviews with directors and content analysis of the studied films, as well as of other promotional or theoretical productions by the same directors. This thesis aims at understanding the structure and logics of a “documentary world” which is gaining structural autonomy towards other social fields. At the intersection of the sociologies of art, cinema, journalism and politically involved professionals, this study analyses the ambiguous positioning of the filmmakers when it comes to taking a political stand in the light of their social and professional backgrounds, of the professional collaborations that develop around the making and distribution of the films, and of the structural divisions organizing the documentary world. This approach allows us to question several dimensions of documentary film making that are often taken for granted: from the creative power of the director and his/her place in the creative process, to the opposition between cinema and journalism, and the relationship between documentary and politics generally speaking. By placing professionalization mechanisms and the relationships that directors develop with filmed participants and the public at the center of the study, this work sheds new light on the process of political commitment by and through cinematographic productions.
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Gaël Marsaud. Prendre position en documentaire : une sociologie politique des films documentaires tournés dans le Centre-ville de Saint-Denis et à la Joliette à Marseille (2000-2010). Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, 2017. Français. ⟨tel-01809074⟩

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