-Paul S. Goodman (2004). Filmmaking and Research: An intersection. Journal of Management Inquiry. Published by Sage.
Online version: http://jmi.sagepub.com/content/13/4/324

By reading this journal article, I acknowledge the importance of the link between filmmaking and research as a fundamental part to not only to elaborate a documentary with a powerful message and with the characteristics mentioned by Jill Godmilow in the first review but as well a product able to contribute to a current and future research of the topic and for the filmmakers to learn and keep updated with the latest investigations on the matter.

-Ragnar Lundstrom (2013). Framing fraus: Discourse on benefit cheating in Sweden and the UK. European Journal of Communication. Published by: Sage
Online version: http://ejc.sagepub.com/content/28/6/630

This article was seriously considered as an object of study and there was even a possibility to get it reviewed because it analyses how the papers in Sweden and Britain manage to talk about benefit cheating comparing both of the systems. It mentions that in UK, most of news are related to crime and centred on images of individual cheaters. In the end, I considered it was too much of a risk to handle so many data, numbers and methodological conclusions in such a short way but without a doubt, this article will be treated as an important research document towards the film.

-Joe Atkinson (2005). Political Science. Metaspin: Demonization of media manipulation. Published by Sage. Online version: http://pnz.sagepub.com/content/57/2/17

Demonized ‘spin’ is a disparaging form of news mode where journalists enhance themselves against manipulative politicians on behalf of a naive public. It is supported by a model of corrupted politicians and a severely narrow-minded view of political reality. Truthfully, as we have seen before in the articles treated above, journalists themselves are manipulative, engaged with their sources, and divided about the problem itself putting sometimes an evil performance of manipulation to their favour. Once again, this article makes me think that the truth hides on either side of the news and that journalists play always a crucial role in how the news is represented.

-Art Spiegelman (1991). Maus. Pantheon Books.

This book by American author Art Spiegelman wasn’t relevant at all until I read the interview between Jill Godmilow with Ann- Louise Shapiro (already mentioned in this document). The filmmaker mentions this book when he is explaining the reason his film “Far from Poland” was rejected by many documentary festivals in Europe. He says Maus generated controversy as its author insisted it fitted into the non-fiction category but was initially considered fiction until the work won the Pulitzer prize in 1992 and had to be put somewhere in the middle between the two genres. Knowing now some references about this book, I think it is worth to read it and judge in a justified way whether it is fiction or not.

-Brian Winston (1995). Claiming the Real: The Griersonian Documentary and Its Legitimations. British Film Institute. Book.

I think this book is the perfect tool for documentary filmmakers as it explains in a detailed way all the history of documentary filmmaking, making emphasis in important authors and the movements they belonged to. It also talks about the principles and practice of cinema verite. I think it’s a relevant reference in terms of research as it also points out differences between fiction and documentary films.

-Ed. Julius Wiedemann Portraits (2011). Published by Taschen.

This is a collection of portraits of famous and unknown people made by graphic designers, illustrators and animators from all around the world. All these portraits are made in different and innovative techniques and are a good reference in terms of design and aesthetics as I’ve been researching about stereotypes and these images represent the different ways a person can be represented. It can give ideas about abstract art, colour and metamorphosis.