History of the Documentary

History of the Documentary

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In this two session course, you will watch and discuss excerpts from documentaries ranging from Nanook of the North to MTV's The Real World. Emphasis will be on historical and cultural influences on contemporary documentary styles and techniques and their esthetic and ethical implications. Among the filmmakers whose work will be shown and discussed are Robert Flaherty, Dziga Vertov, Esther Schub, John Grierson, Basil Wright, the Maysles Brothers, Ross McElwee, Errol Morris and Michael Moore.Dates:

  • Mon, 7/9/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Mon, 7/16/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM

This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900.