The aim of this course is to give an historical overview of documentary film emphasizing its social influence and context. It is also about giving better understanding of social documentary film, its definition, and main theoretical apparatus. There will be discussed different documentary films, concepts, and approaches.
The course will be structured in the following way:
• Introduction, fragments, and brief overview of significant historical periods and development of documentary cinema
• Main theoretical concepts and outlines on documentary film
• Social documentary film through different periods, subjects, and filmmakers
• Presentation of documentary films and filmmakers
IORDANOVA, Dina. Cinema of flames :Balkan film, culture and the media. 1st publ. London: BFI Publishing, 2001. 322 s. ISBN 0-85170-848-X. info
BRUZZI, Stella. New documentary :a critical introduction. 1st publ. London: Routledge, 2000. 199 s. ISBN 0-415-18296-4. info
Theorizing documentary. Edited by Michael Renov. New York: Routledge, 1993. ix, 261 s. ISBN 0-415-90382-3. info
The course ‘Development and Growth of Documentaries: Social Influence’ will be organized within eight (8) working hours of classes divided into two days, each day four hours long.
Both parts of the course will be equally divided within the structure, therefore both days will cover political, and social overviews along with films presentations and analyzes. Discussion is highly encouraged.
To complete successfully a course students have to write an essay on relevant subject.