UC Documentary History
Lecturer: Pascal Vandelanoitte
As a follow-up to “Documentary History” in the 1st semester, this course introduces students to a selection of contemporary documentary films, spanning a range of diverse formats from television documentary to hybrid works between art film and installation. As such, this course aims to broaden the students' scope on documentary formats, topics and environments.
Another central goal in this course is to bring forward the diverse background of the international / global student group of DocNomads, by stimulating them to either write a paper on an important documentary film(maker) from their region of origin, or to present this in class.
Documentaries and the oeuvres of their creators will be contextualised and put in perspective through lectures, participatory discussion after the screening with the students and through personal research in writing (paper assignment) or giving a class presentation (presentation assignment) on one film or one documentary director.