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Introduction to Documentary Studies: Ethics and Practice

Ended Mar 25, 2021
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This class will meet ONLINE on Thursdays from 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm eastern time.

This course is designed for students in the
Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll. The documentary arts—including photography, video, audio, and writing—encompass many genres and numerous means of interacting with the world and its people. Instruction will focus on methodologies as well as philosophies and ethics of fieldwork in different settings. Students will explore examples of documentary work and will present project ideas of their own in the final session.

 Bhawin Suchak is an educator and filmmaker and co-founder of Youth FX, which focuses on empowering young people of color by teaching creative and technical skills in cinematic storytelling. He is also the co-director of NeXt Doc, a year-round fellowship program that exists to amplify the voices of nonfiction filmmakers of color between the ages of 20–24 years old.  Bhawin is a director, cinematographer, and editor, currently in post-production on Outta The Muck, a feature length documentary supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Just Films, and the Southern Documentary Fund.  He previously directed The Throwaways (2014) and Free To Learn (2004)