Explores how global social problems (including poverty and inequality, urbanization, migration, globalized labor, human rights, among other issues) are constructed and framed by sociologists and by documentary photographers and filmmakers. Examines history of documentary film and photography in relationship to politics and the development of concerns in sociology with inequality and social justice. Looks at how individual documentarians, non-profit organizations and social movements use film and photography to further their goals and causes. A variety of documentary film and photography genres such as historical, biographical, ethnographic, satire, and political expose will be examined and compared to processes by which filmmakers and photographers engage in social documentation.
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