Documenting The Middle East
Considers the documentary record of Palestine in photography, film, and oral history. From early studio photography century to recent community-based and student documentary production, teaches how communities in diaspora document themselves. Considers the role of digital humanities and social media in documentary research. Use of best practices and nuts-and-bolts techniques of documentary work. Includes a hands-on documentary component: Recording diverse voices from Palestinian-American communities. Student-produced fieldwork from the class will be permanently housed at Duke's Archive of Documentary Arts. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Department consent required.