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FILM 270 - Documentary Film


Prerequisites: FILM 101  or consent of instructor
Fulfills a course requirement for the Film Studies Minor.
Documentary Film will examine critical and theoretical approaches to the documentary genre. Through a historical survey of documentary and ethnographic film, this course explores documentary theory, aesthetics, and ethics. Topics include early cinema, World War II propaganda, cinema verité, radical documentary, the essay film, counter-ethnographies, and contemporary mixed forms such as documentary films in journalism, anthropology, biography, historical restoration and personal statement. Students will gain an understanding of cinema theory and its language.

3 credits
Fall



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