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Video: Nick Fraser on Why Documentaries Matter

In the past two decades documentaries have become recognised as an innovative cultural form. Rather than just observing, they are now thought capable of creating change.

In a publication for the Reuters Institute entitled Why Documentaries Matter Nick Fraser, editor of the BBC's prize-winning strand of international documentaries Storyville, looks at the history of documentaries, showing how definitions have changed - and the fragility of funding. If we want good documentaries, he concludes, we have to find ways of encouraging their creators.

Editor of BBC Storyville Nick Fraser discusses the evolution of documentary, its defining nature and the future for this form of storytelling.

View the video of Nick Fraser's launch at the Frontline Club