Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In this course we set out to discover what political, ethical, and aesthetic questions distinguish documentary from fictional filmmaking. We’re interested in the intertwined histories of cinema, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and tourism, particularly as these have defined the “worldview” of documentary film. The course is roughly divided into 3 parts: documentaries about others; documentaries about selves; and documentaries about nature and the environment. Throughout the semester, we’re asking if, how, and why documentaries construct knowledge about the self, others, and the world we all share.
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