Curricular Unit:Code:
Anthropology, Communication and Documentaries150ACD
2UndergraduateCultural Studies5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
obtaining basic training with regard to the place of registration and cinematic art in science and social intervention; problematize reflective mode the use and production of the recording medium. Acquire skills to critical analysis capacity of the documentary film record
1. culture as shared meanings
2. The cinematographic art: the camera and the representation of the real
2.1.sistemas representation and visual recording technologies
2.1.1.o power of image: Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes
3.ficção vs documentary - questioning
2 social documentary: roots (styles, objectives, narratives and public)
2.1. the great colonial systems
2.2. tradition 'documentarizante'
2.2.1. The Soviet cinema: Eiseinstein and Vertov
2.2.2.a National Socialist Germany: Leni Riefenstahl
2.2.The romantic realism
Robert Flaherty
2.3. social realism
British documentaries
John Grierson and the Empire Marketing Board / General Post Office
2.4.O observational film
anthropological documentaries
Jean Rouch
3.1. Portuguese documentaries: past and present
3.2. social documentaries at present
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Analysis of the role of the film as a method of field work recording in the social sciences and in social intervention. The technical evolution and the different aesthetics trends in film. Documentary as non-fictional film; Filming the 'real': issues related to authorship and authenticity.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Lectures of expositive nature
two written tests (50% + 50%)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The nature of the course is eminently theoretical This is in line with the type of classes and with the analytical skills and understanding to acquire and develop.
BARNOW, Erik, (1983), Documentary- A history of the non-fictional film, (1974), Oxford University Press, 1983
COSTA, Catarina Alves (2015) “Dos dispositivos de resposta à experiência etnográfica”, Barbosa, Andrea et al (eds.) A Experiência da Imagem na Etnografia, São Paulo: Coleção Antropologia Hoje, Ed. Terceiro Nome. pp 325-333
COSTA, Catarina Alves (2015) “Perspectivas, caminhos e políticas de futuro para a antropologia visual” em Peixoto, C. E Copque, B. (orgs.) Etnografias Visuais. Análises Contemporâneas. Ed. Garamond, Rio de Janeiro. pp. 181-189.
HOCKINGS, Paul, (ed), (1976), Principles of Visual Anthropology, Mouton Publishers, 1976
LOIZOS, Peter, (1993), Innovation in Ethnographic Film : From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-85, University of Chicago Press, 1993
PENAFRIA, Manuela (org), (2016) Propostas para a Teoria do Cinema - Teoria dos cineastas, Covilhã: Livros Labcom.IFP
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Paula Mota Santos (