Acting & Filmmaking: EcoJustice Courtroom Drama

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Acting/Filmmaking: EcoJustice
Fall 2023
Taught By: Nathan Fitch and Zishan Ugurlu
Section: AX

CRN: 16146

Credits: 4

This course is an opportunity for students to explore and deepen their understanding of our current environmental justice issues through the lens of filmmaking and acting. Through a cross-disciplinary learning approach, students will learn directly from the experiences of affected and vulnerable communities through interviews and other documentary and narrative material, research from the scientific world, and archival performance material, such as plays on the topic. The end goal of the course is to create and document, through the vehicle of the Courtroom Drama, a space for witnessing the process of interrogation of the figures and systems—politicians, economists, national militaries and corporations alike—who, in real life, are liable for the declining ecological state of things. This hands-on production oriented course will prompt students to consider how creative projects have the possibility to galvanize action, and why they are vital for our collective future. Combining acting with filmmaking, this course will involve the hands-on production of films and performances. This class will be ideal for acting students who want to collaborate with emerging filmmakers, and film production students who are excited to learn about the process of working with actors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:38am EST 2/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1009
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 12/13/2023 - 12/13/2023