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Documentary Storytelling
FILM 384
Spring 2020
Section: 01  

This course explores the range of approaches, methods and techniques a diverse set of documentary filmmakers use to tell their stories. After an introduction to elements of creative nonfiction storytelling, we will spend the semester looking at films organized by a topical lens. Through close reading of documentary texts, filmmaker statements and academic writing, we will examine how past and current documentarians successfully--and sometimes unsuccessfully--have tackled a wide variety of subject areas, including poverty, gender, ethnography, conflict/war, class, nature and science, sexuality, current affairs, ethnicities, arts and culture, and history.
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%

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