The War on Terror: post-9/11 television drama, docudrama and documentary

The War on Terror: post-9/11 television drama, docudrama and documentary

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This book explores the ways in which television has engaged directly and indirectly with the new realities of the post-9/11 world. It offers detailed analysis of a number of key programmes and series that engage with, or are haunted by, the aftermath of the events of September 11 in the USA and what is unavoidably through problematically and contentiously referred to as the resulting a€˜war on terrora€™. The substantive part of the book is a series of independent chapters, each written on a different topic and considering different programmes. It includes series and single dramas representing the invasion of Iraq (The Mark of Cain, Occupation and Generation Kill), comedic representations (Gary, Tank Commander), documentary (the BBC Panoramaa€™s coverage of 9/11), a€˜what ifa€™ docudramas (Dirty War), 9/11 in popular series (CSI:NY) and representations of Tony Blair in drama and docudrama. The book concludes with an extended reflection on contemporary docudrama and an interview with filmmaker and docudramatist Peter Kosminsky.However, insofar as the mock documentary has become an established subgenre, the inclusion of these sequences is ... new Ibizaa#39;: a#39;a lot of folka#39;ll say, a€œ thata#39;ll never happen, look at all the violence, look how rundown it is, therea#39;s no industry, anbsp;...

Title:The War on Terror: post-9/11 television drama, docudrama and documentary
Author: Stephen Lacey, Derek Page
Publisher:University of Wales Press - 2015-06-15

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