Documentary: Art, History, Future

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Doc: Art History Future

Fall 2019

Taught By: Silvia Vega-Llona

Section: A

CRN: 1450

Credits: 3

The documentary is arguably the most challenging and influential form of film and video. It touches, informs, and sometimes outrages millions of viewers seeking facts and insights in a complex world. The historical introduction to the genre begins with the earliest actuality films of the Lumiere brothers and ends with the latest postmodern explorations of film truth. The course examines how changing technology, shifting social and political realities, and the personalities and talents of influential individuals have continually re-defined what documentary means. Ethical as well as aesthetic issues are considered. Weekly screenings are of classics by Vertov, Flaherty, Grierson, Riefenstahl, Rouch, Wiseman, Trinh, Morris, and others.

Course open only to Documentary Studies Certificate students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:37pm 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019