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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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AVF 231 - Theory and History of Documentary


Semester Hours: 4
Fall
An intensive analysis of the evolution of documentary film from the actuality films of the Lumiere Brothers and the seminal work of Robert Flaherty through the British movement of the 1930s, television in the 1950s and cinema verite in the 1960s, to contemporary experimentation in various media forms. Students examine changing theoretical approaches to documentary making and the historic role of documentary’s interaction with social change.



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