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21A.337J / CMS.917J Documenting Culture

        

21A.337J / CMS.917J Documenting Culture

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How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and... More
Material Type: Online Course
Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 25, 2014
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