Documentary Film II

Documentary Film Studies, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 13021/2015

4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP + 3,0 OT


Not applicable.

This course is a follow-up to Documentary Film I. The students should acquire skills of analysis in the area of documentary film in order to be able to create their own documentaries.

- The challenges of direct cinema and the issue of perspective and objectivity/subjectivity;
- How documentaries question and reestablish representation mechanisms;
- The issue of memory, archive, historic history;
- Self-centeredness, diaries and the

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment:
- Written Paper with presentation (40%)
- Test (60%)

Exam/Resit (100%)

- Nichols, B. (2010). Introduction to Documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials.

Software used in class