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Documentary and Report Business, Management & Finance Program Spring 2025 Semester - Madrid

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Documentary and Report

Documentary and Report Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Film Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: 17277
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Prerequisites: Moving Image History, Film Narrative, Reading Moving Image


TEMA 1. What is a Documentary?
Unidad 1.1. The conventions of documentary and the historical construction of reality
Unidad 1.2. Documenting reality
TEMA 2. The Historical Moment of the Documentary
Unidad 2.1. Documentary in a crossroad: avant-garde, photographic realism, and narrative cinema
Unidad 2.2. The materials of documentary. Documentary and the avant-garde
TEMA 3. Documentary, Reality, and the Truth
3.1. From avant-garde to realism: the political turn
3.2. Documentary and the truth. Ethnographic cinema, the cinéma vérité and direct cinema
TEMA 4. History, Memory, and Archive
Unidad 4.1. Documentary and history. Uses and abuses of the archival image
Unidad 4.2. Documentary and memory
TEMA 5. The political Writing(s) of Reality
Unidad 5.1. Solidarity and Humanitarianism. A critical approach
Unidad 5.2. Activism and guerrilla
TEMA 6. The subject in documentary
6.1. The writing(s) of the self
6.2. The limits of the visible
TEMA 7. Transforming the World. Reality, Imagination, and Utopia
7.1. A culture of recycling. From the found footage film to the collage documentary
7.2. The Film Essay

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