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CS92PROD
Documentary History
FILM 385
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

This course introduces students to history, theory and aesthetics of documentary, exploring nonfiction filmmaking from the origins of cinema to the present day. Through screenings, readings and presentations students will also analyze how filmmakers have made use of new technology to help define and re-define documentary. In this course, students will trace the emergence and development of conventions, approaches and genres adopted by filmmakers and institutions to bring "real" stories of cultural, social, political, historical and economic subjects to audiences. We address the complex issues of the form including representation, access, and ethics as key aspects of the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on AUG-15-2022
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