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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NMD 358 - Documentary Film Criticism and Theory

Centered around the Camden International Film Festival, this course engages students in critically assessing documentary films through an understanding of the genre’s history, theoretical foundations, and means of production, aspects particularly relevant in this age of rapidly evolving media.  Students will be exposed to various new technologies during the festival on the development, production and distribution of contemporary non-fiction film.  Besides periodic class meetings across the semester and four days attendance at the Festival, students will have opportunities to discuss documentaries in public forums and meetings with documentary professionals in seminar conferences.  Students will develop in-depth research projects, either developing their own documentaries or writing analytic papers on issues core to the field. If this course was taken under as a topics course in NMD 398, it cannot be repeated for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3