Environmental Documentaries – Not offered 2022-2023
Documentary films are a powerful way to inform the public about environmental issues. Because they represent real people, documentaries are powerful rhetorical tools directors and producers use to provoke deep, empathetic responses. Although documentary films with themes of environmental activism date back to the silent film era, the 21st Century has seen a spike in the number of quality films that engage the public in environmental issues. In this class, students will study the documentary film genre, analyze films, and discuss the ethics of creating documentary films.