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EN 221 Overview

This class considers both the content and form of documentary film as this genre emerged in the twentieth century and transformed into the twenty-first. Through screenings of representative works as well as readings and class discussions, this course will investigate documentary film conventions and historical periods, focusing on films that give voice to social justice issues including the environment, race, class and/or religion, among others. Of special note will be analyzing how documentary films marshal evidence to tell a story, move an audience or frame a particular worldview.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • EN