CMS 297 C: Special Topics In Cinema And Media Studies
Instructor: Gaurav Pai
This course surveys the history of documentary across the globe with a special focus on films from North America, Europe, Latin America, Iran, India, Japan and, China. No previous course work in film is required. What is the origin of documentary and how has it traveled around the world? How does the film help us see and understand the world? Filmmakers to be discussed include Robert Flaherty, Dziga Vertov, Basil Wright, Joris Ivens, Fernando Solanas, Forough Farrokhzad, Kazuo Hara, Claude Lanzmann, Werner Herzog, Amar Kanwar, and Zhao Liang. VLPA.