|Semester and Year||FA 2011|
|Time||6:20 PM - 9:00 PM|
This course examines the history, theory and practice of video advocacy. The moving image has long been used by grassroots political movements to mobilize constituencies in order to effect social change. Today, video has become an essential tool for social and political actors working on a wide array of issues. In this hands-on class, students will examine the biases of corporate-controlled media; learn the theory and history of video activism; develop basic camera skills; and reflect on lessons learned in the field. Outside of class, students will break into groups and will collaborate with local community organizations in the conception and production of a short piece of “tactical video.” Readings will include selections from Noam Chomsky, Thomas Harding, and Harvey Molotch.
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