Environmental Issues and the Documentary Arts

Course Number: 
DOCST 315S.01
Course Instructor: 
Miquel Rojas Sotelo
Location: 
See DukeHub.
Days and Times: 
See DukeHub.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Crosslisting(s): 
ENVIRON 315S.01
VMS 309S.01

Survey how filmmakers, authors, photographers, and other artists have brought environmental issues to the public's attention in the last century, and in some cases instigated profound societal and political change. Examine the nebulous distinctions between persuasion and propaganda, agenda and allegory, point of view and content. Evolve as a viewer of the environment and a maker of documentary art. Initiate your own projects to address and/or depict environmental issues in one form of a broad range of media.