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The Geo-Doc: A Locative Approach to Remediating the Genre

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A new form of the documentary incorporating the proven techniques, theories, modes, and practices examined in previous chapters is presented: the Geo-Doc. Using a platform of a Geographic Information System map of the world, the specific affordances of this geomedia technology provide a new space for the activist multilinear and database documentary. Within this space, temporal and spatial information yields implicit narratives not evident in the explicit storylines of the documentary film units that populate the geo-doc project. A case study of the Youth Climate Report, a geo-doc project created for the environmental policymakers of the United Nations, is examined for its effectiveness as serving as an influential communications tool for global climate change policy creation.

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Terry, M. (2020). The Geo-Doc: A Locative Approach to Remediating the Genre. In: The Geo-Doc. Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32508-4_7

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