Documentary Since Television|
This course continues our introduction to documentary film by tracing the story back to the advent of television and moving forward to include the streaming era of today. Students will consider the ways and means that documentaries moved from the margins to the mainstream, and learn about the filmmakers, films, and institutions that contributed to this phenomenon as well as those who critique the commercialism of this filmmaking traditionally associated with social change. Issues of accountability, representation, access, and ethics loom larger in the documentary ecosystem in this second chapter of the nonfiction filmmaking story, particularly with the 21st Century's massive technological changes including the rise of social media and AI.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings provided by instructor of course.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly readings, screenings and reflections.
Three 6-8 page papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional requirements and/or Comments:
This course could be considered a writing intensive course because the three papers total 18-24 pages which make up the large majority of the course grade. There are additional, periodic writing assignments based on screenings and related readings.
|Instructor(s): Strain,Tracy Heather Times: .M.W... 08:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 20||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 1||SO: 9||FR: 3|
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