138A: Ethnographic Film: History and Theory

Instructor: Daniel Fisher

Term: Summer 2019 Session: A

Time: M, T, W, Th 12:00pm - 1:59pm

The course will trace the development of ethnographic film from its beginnings at the turn of the century to the present. In addition to looking at seminal works in the field, more recent and innovative productions will be viewed and analyzed. Topics of interest include the role of visual media in ethnography, ethics in filmmaking, and the problematic relationship between seeing and believing. Requirements include film critiques, a film proposal, and a final exam.

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