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ARHT6939 - The Documentary Film

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bruce Isaacs


This unit examines the theory, practice and criticism of documentary filmmaking from its inception to the present. It will focus on key movements and filmmakers as a means of tracking and assessing critical changes to the status and value of the 'truth claims' of the documentary. The unit will move towards a critical assessment of the slow erosion of the distinction between the documentary image and the fiction image in its place in new media.


1x seminar presentation and 1x1500wd paper (35%), 1x4000wd research essay or 2x2000wd research essays (50%), participation (15%)


1x1-hr lecture/week pre film screening, 1x2-hr film screening/week,1x1-hr seminar/week post film screening

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