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    Macalester College
  Feb 23, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCST 247 - Documentary Film and Video

This course explores the history and theory of documentary practices in film and video: the epistemological issues and critical debates surrounding documentary attempts to depict and/or comment on -reality,- the implications of cinematic technique and style for documentary representation and function, and the place of documentary representation in social, political and cultural discourses about nation, race, gender, sexuality, and class. The course integrates critical readings on documentary history and theory and viewings and discussions of relevant documentary films and videos. Prerequisite(s): MCST 128  recommended Every year. (4 Credits)