Human Rights and Documentary: Aesthetics, Ethics, History


Course examines how artists, filmmakers, and journalists have used images to address complex human rights challenges in past and present. Engages complex ethical and legal questions that arise when documenting human rights issues, e.g., rights of people photographed, written about, or filmed, versus rights of photographers, writers, filmmakers. Learn historical and contemporary strategies for image makers to improve the society in which they live. Learn methods (visual, audio, writing) to document non-traditional political actors work in human rights fields. Apply knowledge and skills developed to address key issues in human rights policy in a thoughtful, clear way orally, visually, and written.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTSVIS 366S
  • DOCST 366S
  • HISTORY 398S
  • PUBPOL 388S
  • RIGHTS 366S
  • VMS 368S
Typically Offered