FMMC 0232

The Documentary Film

Documentary: Art of the Nonfiction Film
Documentary film combines nonfiction with an aesthetic aspiration. This course will explore the achievement in the documentary, raising issues about the influence of documentary upon political persuasion, historical memory, the status of film as evidence, and its utility as a means of investigation. Questions will be posed, such as: Can documentary achieve a distinctive understanding of a phenomenon? How does nonfiction address/guide the relationship between sound, image, and subject? The course will offer a historical perspective, as well as study contemporary works, with the aim of preparing students to both understand and produce documentary films. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen.
Film & Media Culture
Film & Media Culture
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Fall 2019

FMMC0232A-F19 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2017

FMMC0232A-F17 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2014

FMMC0232A-F14 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2013

FMMC0232A-S13 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2011

FMMC0232A-S11 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2008

FMMC0232A-F08 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2007

FMMC0232A-S07 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2004

FMMC0232A-S04 Lecture (Grindon)