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The Influential Art of Documentary Film

$109.00

Teen Focus 12+

Documentaries allow filmmakers to artistically present information, experiences, and viewpoints in a narrative structure with a particular message.  Often these films educate and motive audiences to advocate for a cause or group, make different personal choices, and influence policy and laws. This class will cover 5 documentaries (An Inconvenient Truth, Supersize Me, Food, Inc., Blackfish, and Waiting for Superman. It will examine filmmaking styles, the legitimacy of presented material, outside influences which motivated each filmmaker, and the positive or negative consequences of each film.  All films are available on Amazon and Netflix.

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Documentaries allow filmmakers to artistically present information, experiences, and viewpoints in a narrative structure with a particular message.  Often these films educate and motive audiences to advocate for a cause or group, make different personal choices, and influence policy and laws.   This class will cover 5 documentaries and examine filmmaking styles, the legitimacy of presented material, outside influences which motivated each filmmaker, and the positive or negative consequences of each film.  All films are available on Amazon and Netflix.

Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session or for repeated viewings to provide extra practice and understanding.

Movie List:

  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Supersize Me
  • Food, Inc.
  • Blackfish
  • Waiting for Superman

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 9 through 12. This is a high school workshop open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to view and discuss documentary films at a high school level.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 2-3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar (mostly viewing the films).

Instructor

Titania

Film List

An Inconvenient Truth
Supersize Me
Food, Inc.
Blackfish
Waiting for Superman

Usually Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters, Summer Session

Available Sessions

Summer T/Th 8am Pacific, Fall 2017 Friday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 10-13)