This unit explores the documentary tradition in Australia and overseas from the perspective of the journalist as filmmaker. Key concepts of the public sphere and the fourth estate will be central to an in-depth investigation into the history, aesthetics and ethics of film and video documentary. Students will study issues of representation (including truth and gender) and will be introduced to the works of significant documentary filmmakers.
ASSESSMENT: 3500 words internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)
25% at 100 level Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent for students majoring in Journalism, Media and Communications; 25% at 100 level in Faculty of Arts Group 1 units or equivalent for all other students.
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