Human Rights and Documentary

Course Number: 
DOCST 366S.01 / 766S.01
Course Instructor: 
Wesley Hogan
CDS, Bridges 201
Days and Times: 
Tu 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 

Course examines how artists, filmmakers and journalists have used images to address complex human rights challenges in past and present. Engage complex ethical and legal questions that arise when documenting human rights issues, e.g., rights of people photographed, written about, or filmed, vs rights of photographers, writers, filmmakers. Learn historical and contemporary strategies for image makers to improve the society in which they live. Learn methods (visual, audio, writing) to document non-traditional political actors work in human rights fields. Apply knowledge and skills developed to address key issues in human rights policy in a thoughtful, clear way orally, visually, and written.