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FILM 524 Anthropology and Film 3 Credits
How are cultural, political, and historical realities represented in ethnographic, documentary, and fiction films? This course will explore the critical relationship between our knowledge of the world and visual representation through films and theoretical, ethnographic and historical readings.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 535 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3 Credits
Since the mid-1800s, people have used still images (photography) and since 1890s, moving images and later sound (film) to represent reality as they perceive it and/or as they choose to represent it. The history of non-fiction film or documentary cinema, is a series of experimentations in the representation of reality. Since the beginning, with these experimentations, debates about ethical, aesthetic, political issues in representation have been unfolding. This course will offer a critical look at the historical development of non-fiction film forms and modes. We will cover documentary theories and criticism, and related issues including ethics and problematics of representation. Students will work on a series of short video exercises and write a series of short responses to the films and the readings. At the end of the semester, students are expected to submit a term paper and a proposal for a project to be implemented next semester.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2013-2014 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Spring 2011-2012 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Spring 2010-2011 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Documentary: Context and Practice I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Documentary: Context and Practice I (VA535) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: FILM 535L
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
FILM 535L Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2008-2009 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0
Fall 2007-2008 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0
Fall 2006-2007 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab (VA535L) 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: FILM 535
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 536 Documentary:Context&Practice II 3 Credits
This course is a continuation of FILM 535, where we have looked at the historical development of non-fiction film forms and modes, major theories, and related issues including ethics and problematics of representation. This semester our focus will again be two-fold. Through recent documentaries, we will be looking at the current issues and debates in the world of non-fiction filmmaking, as well as practical challenges faced by filmmakers. Throughout the semester, various filmmakers will be invited to present and discuss their work. On the practice side, each student will have an opportunity to experiment with representation of reality by making a short non-fiction film and presenting it at various stages in a workshop format.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Documentary:Context&Practice II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Documentary:Context&Practice II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Documentary:Context&Practice II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Documentary:Context&Practice II (VA536) 3

Prerequisite: FILM 535 - Masters - Min Grade D
or FILM 535 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: FILM 536L
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
FILM 536L Documentary:Context&Practice II - Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2006-2007 Documentary:Context&Practice II - Lab (VA536L) 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: FILM 536
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: