Brown University shieldBrown University

Tell the Story: The Afro-Diasporic Experience Through Documentary Film

AFRI 1460 S01 [CRN: 18438]

Documentary films have grown into an influential art form that has influenced politics, culture, social movements and how we see the world. They are relied on to sort out fact from fiction in an increasingly complex world where the lines continue to blur. Through film screenings, lectures, readings, critical analysis and group discussions, the course examines the changing nature of the documentary as it relates to how films documenting the Black Experience are conceived, told and distributed in different mediums. We will also look at how these films have been influenced as much by technology and ethical, social, cultural and political movements, as it has by the individual choices of the filmmakers.
Fall 2020
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16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020