2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOAN 365 - Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking


This course equips students with the basic knowledge and skills to produce their own ethnographic/documentary film. Students explore film theory from the field of visual anthropology and from filmmakers’ written reflections on the processes involved in completing particular film projects. Students view a series of early, classical, and contemporary documentaries to critique filmmakers’ representation of cultural difference, and to consider cinema vérité vs. explicit message, the strengths and limits of the notion of objectivity, the ethics of filmmaking, and concerns about audience reaction. Each student learns camera use and film editing techniques to complete a documentary. (Group I) (Diversity)