The myth of authenticity and the limits of access: Under the Sun, Cameraperson and the Kiarostami-esque sublime | Unfiction

We live in an era of great phoniness in our culture and politics, so it makes sense that many viewers look to documentaries for authenticity. From Donald Trump and Nigel Farage to the nearly 100 million selfies taken around the world each day, our ordinary experience is littered with blunt, alienating performances that send us searching for something genuine.