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CMM 336 - Film for Social Change (3)


Students will learn how film can be used to promote social change by analyzing social-advocacy films and by collaborating to produce a short film of their own. In this course, students will learn: how films have sparked and stymied social change in the United States and abroad; select an appropriate topic; major approaches to storytelling in this genre; shoot and edit documentaries in a way that aligns with the filmmakers’ purpose; the ethics of making films that advocate social change; and, broadly, learn about and interrogate the impacts of film on society.