IMA Number: IMA 709.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Analytical

Professor: Reiko Tahara

This class meets Tuesday 6:10-10pm in HN 507

Full Course Description:

This course examines canonical films from the first 100 years of documentary filmmaking in their historical and theoretical context, and analyzes the formal and technological innovations of documentary’s pioneers. The course also explores the intersections of documentary art with other art forms and considers the opportunities and responsibilities of a documentary storyteller. Assignments include weekly outside viewings, reading responses, midterm (academic essay) and final (academic essay or video essay).

Video essay examples:

SIFTING THROUGH SANS SOLEIL: A CHARACTER STUDY
by Kaija Siirala
pw: cats!

Destabilizing the Gaze: Otherness and Self-Reflection in Trinh Minh-ha’s Reassemblage and Mona Hatoum’s Measures of Distance
by Michelle O’Connell
pw: Gaze

 

Permissions: Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.