This course provides a broad perspective on ethnographic film, a special category of nonfiction film. It approaches film as a mode of constructing "reality." Concentrating on observational cinema and other types of ethnographic nonfiction, we will discuss the history and variety of these genres. We will explore the events and structures of everyday life, seeking the similarities and differences among societies through a comparison of cultural meanings in filmed visual images. Films and readings will be drawn from all parts of the world.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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