09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW
Section Information for Spring 2014This introduction to the study of documentary considers fundamental concepts of form, style, and subject matter, as well as aesthetic, political, and ethical issues. We will conduct close analyses of a series of representative films to ask these questions: how are documentaries like or unlike news or reality TV or YouTube? How are documentaries personal or political? How are they objective or persuasive? How do they manipulate story, create knowledge or convey truth? How do they tell stories, for whom and about whom?
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies..