Contemporary Global Documentary

This course is currently at capacity, but in many cases, students are pulled from the waitlist. To get on the waitlist, register for the course and visit Student Services Online (SSOL) regularly to check for new availabilities.

 

FILM S4215 - 3 POINTS

SESSION A: MAY 23–JULY 1, 2022 - JOSHUA GLICK
MON WED, 1:00PM–4:10PM - IN PERSON
FILM
SUMMER 2022

 

This course fulfills the Global Core requirement.

 

This class tends to fill early, but spots can open up as students' plans change. Interested students who cannot register because the course is at capacity should visit Student Services Online (SSOL) regularly to check for new availabilities.

 

 

Documentaries are increasingly proliferating across small and large screens around the world. They circulate as market commodities, forms of entertainment, and vehicles for social change. In this seminar we will compare different national and regional contexts of contemporary documentary production, including projects created within the media industries of Mexico, Peru, India, China, Cambodia, and Israel. We will also examine how documentaries resonate locally, but can still transcend geographic borders and engage viewers across the globe. Crucial to our course will be the close analysis of how documentaries actively address civil rights struggles, oppressive government regimes, cultural trends, environmental crises, and progressive social movements to create more inclusive, equitable communities. So, too, will we examine emerging technologies (such as VR/AR), strategies of international co-production, star-studded film festivals, as well as the global reach and impact of mega studios such as Netflix and Wanda.

 

Columbia students do not need to apply, but they do need to register. All visiting students will need to apply to the School of Professional Studies and register upon acceptance.

 

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