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Documentary Film

ENGL 292.401
TR 12-1:30

We will explore numerous issues confronted by documentary filmmakers by viewing representative films and discussing the issues each poses. Although these issues-- re-enactment, fair treatment of the subjects, politics and ethics--have confronted documentarians since the beginning of cinema, the themes we are studying are particularly timely against a backdrop of recent questioning of just how far members of the media can go and what they can do to get their stories. You must keep a journal about your responses to the films we see in class and at the screenings. Screenings are every Tuesday, 5:00-7:30 PM and are mandatory.