CMS.336[J] Social Justice and The Documentary Film


Class Info

Explores the history and current state of social-issue documentary. Examines how cultural and political upheaval and technological change have converged at different moments to bring about new waves of activist documentary film production. Particular focus on films and other non-fiction media of the present and recent past. Students screen and analyze a series of key films and work in groups to produce their own short documentary using digital video and computer-based editing. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.336[J] will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by V. Bald.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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