Discussion:  Nichols, “Telling Stories with Arguments and Evidence”


Nichols refers to an observation that documentary film is arguably "a fiction like any other."  What does this mean?





In Nichols's view what are the main points of comparison  between fiction and documentary?










Why is documentary film for Nichols necessarily a form of argument?  Can fiction offer argument in the same way?






What is Nichols suggesting are the elements of argument in documentary?







How does City of Gold exemplify the characteristics of the documentary mode that Nichols discusses?