Fall 2009

The Non-Fiction Film

Listed in: English, as ENGL-83


Helen L. von Schmidt (Section 01)


The study of a range of non-fiction films, including (but not limited to) the “documentary,” ethnographic film, autobiographical film, the film essay. Will include the work of Eisenstein, Vertov, Ivens, Franju, Ophüls, Leacock, Kopple, Gardner, Herzog, Chopra, Citron, Wiseman, Blank, Apted, Marker, Morris, Joslin, Riggs, McElwee. Two film programs weekly. Readings will focus on issues of representation, of “truth” in documentary, and the ethical issues raised by the films.

Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Senior Lecturer von Schmidt.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2011