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ARHT6939 - The Documentary Film

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bruce Isaacs

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

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