Introduction: Beyond Story
Alexandra Juhasz & Alisa Lebow
Alexandra Juhasz is Distinguished Professor of Film and Media Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College. She is the author of AIDS TV (1995), Women of Vision (2001), F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, co-edited with Jesse Lerner (2005), and Learning from YouTube (2011). Dr. Juhasz is also the producer of the fake documentary feature films The Watermelon Woman (1997) and The Owls (2010), as well as many real documentaries. Alisa Lebow is Professor of Screen Media at the University of Sussex. She has published widely in the area of documentary studies, most recently with her award winning project Filming Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2018, www.filmingrevolution.com). Lebow’s past films include: For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2006), Treyf (1998) and Outlaw (1994).