21W.786J The Social Documentary: Analysis and Production
An introduction to the history of the social documentary from the 1960s through the 1980s. Explores how social upheaval and the shift to smaller, more portable film cameras, and ultimately hand-held video, converged to bring about an upsurge of socially engaged documentary film production. Students screen and analyze a series of key films from the period and work in groups to produce their own short documentary using digital video and computer-based editing. Limited to 18.
This class has no prerequisites.
21W.786J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by V. Bald.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.
You can find more information at the 21W.786 Class Site site.
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