Last year was a banner year for women directing documentaries. It was the first time 47% of the documentary films screened at DOC/NYC, the largest documentary festival in the world, were made by women. This course explores five fascinating documentaries directed by women, examining the notion of “female gaze.” We reveal strategies that documentary filmmakers use to construct the “truth” on film, and look at how reality can be constructed in highly creative ways. Documentary films will be screened in class with a discussion afterward. Optional readings will be provided.  REGISTER

Film series includes:
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela Green, 2018)
Harlan County USA (Barbara Kopple, 1976)
Born into Brothels (Zana Briski & Ross Kaufman, 2004)
Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang, 2016)
Faces Places (Agnes Varda & JR, 2017)
Day: 5 Thursdays
Dates:  March 19th – April 23rd
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: MHS Palmer Building – D204 LGI
 Fee:  $125