The Documentary Film (ARHT6939)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
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1x1-hr lecture/week pre film screening, 1x2-hr film screening/week,1x1-hr seminar/week post film screening
1x1500wd seminar paper (25%), 1x2500wd research essay (60%), participation and seminar presentation (15%)
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