COMM 360 Documentary Cinema

The films to be studied in this course are selected from the spectrum of documentary film practice from the 1920s to the present. Concentration will be on specific topics as well as an historical overview. Consideration placed on the developing and shifting conception of documentary film practice, social issues, political and propagandistic values, and documenting Other, as well as claims to veracity and objectivity will be treated within an analytical framework. Different approaches to productionparticularly within the burgeoning ethnographic and womens film practiceswill also be examined.

pre-rec: COMM 115.