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FILM UN2310 The Documentary Tradition. 3 points.

Film screening, lecture, and discussion. Fee: $75.

This class offers an introduction to the history of documentary cinema and to the theoretical and philosophical questions opened up by the use of moving images to bear witness, persuade, archive the past, or inspire us to change the future.     


How are documentaries different than fiction films?  What is the role of aesthetics in relation to facts and evidence in different documentary traditions?  How do documentaries negotiate appeals to emotions with rational argument?  From the origins of cinema to our current “post-truth” digital age, we will look at the history of how cinema has attempted to shape our understanding of reality.  FILM W2311

Spring 2019: FILM UN2310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FILM 2310 001/20600 Th 10:00am - 1:45pm
511 Dodge Building
Nico Baumbach 3 32/60