Documenting Black Experiences

Course Number: 
DOCST 350S.01
Course Instructor: 
Timothy Tyson
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Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
AAAS 255S.01
AMI 214S.01
PUBPOL 387S.01
ICS 368S.01
RIGHTS 350S.01

Interpretations of the black diaspora in documentary film from slavery to the present. Interdisciplinary study of black religions, cultures, histories, aesthetics, politics, and their representations, both globally and in the U.S. Students will view and study a variety of films and approaches to film and study film's evolution through numerous lenses from early ethnographic film to recent works by indigenous filmmakers, and understand the politics of representation, from D.W. Griffith to Spike Lee; read relevant works in the genres represented; and hear from guest critics, scholars of African and African American history and culture, and filmmakers.