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Screening Reality Since the 1960s - FILM3003

Year - 2020

In the age of reality television and instantaneous sharing of social media, why do documentary's truth claims, and modes of representing reality, continue to be so compelling? This unit introduces students to the history and poetics of documentary cinema, its codes of realism and its reality effects. It focuses in particular on transformations since the 1960s, including the impacts of new film technologies, television, new media, computerisation and the Internet.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week

1x1000wd Blog (25%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1000wd Group Documentary Treatment (20%), 1x500wd Group Pitch (15%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Art History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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