C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

Eco Cinema: Documenting Modern Culture in Theory and Practice
Section ID: 
C
 
SLN: 
11855
 
Meets Department Requirements: 
Cinema Studies Elective
 
Meets GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

Instructor:

 
M W
 
SAV
Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.

The catastrophic effects of modern culture on our bodies and the environment have become the subject of a 21st century film and media movement ranging from Showtime sponsored television programs to independent filmmakers who take their own bodies as “visible evidence” of environmental and physical crisis. During the first half of the quarter we will scrutinize and assess this late 20th and early 21st century film movement.
During the second half of the course, each member of the class will produce a short documentary film of his/her own. You will be expected to engage in the rigorous research (often archival) practices necessary to interview subjects and prepare a “visual argument,” and you will learn to write a short non-fiction script that will be shot and edited in a fiveweek period.

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Last updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:08pm