—Studying filmmaking techniques is one of the ways
which is applied to study representation of filmmaker’s
subjectivity in documentary films. The authors of this article
opt to concentrate on studying “revelation of production
process” to answer the question: Can we recognize the
“revelation of production process” as a method in which to
make audience self-conscious about the constructive role of
filmmaker’s subjectivity in Reflexive Documentary? Therefore,
two documentary films, Tehran Has No More Pomegranates
(2005) and Roger and Me
(1989) were studied in this respect.
Our research methodology was based on deep interview.
Consequently several scholars were chosen to be interviewed.
They were asked to define the relation between revelation of
production process and presenting self-consciousness to
audience. Analyzing of our findings showed that there is not a
simple relation between them. This led us to concentrates on
studying complexities between presenting self-consciousness
and reflexing the production process in reflexive documentary
—Reflexive documentary, presenting selfconsciousness,
revelation of production process, being
Arash Goodarzi is with the Mohammad Hossein Tamjidi Islamic
Republic of Iran Broadcasting University, Iran (e-mail:
Cite: Arash Goodarzi and Mohammad Hossein Tamjidi, " Reflexive Documentary; Ternary Challenges of Production
Process, Audience and Self-Consciousness," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 298-302, 2014.