Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Documentary Film Ethics

"Seeing is believing" they say. But frequently, audiences are misled, deceived, even outright lied to about what they believe to be "true" on television and on the big screen. What obligation does a documentary filmmaker have to be truthful amidst pressure to be entertaining, sell tickets, and get high ratings?

Filmmaker and visiting assistant professor Danny Ledonne will highlight examples of misleading moments in documentary film history and discuss how a filmmaker might balance subjectivity and bias with objectivity and honesty with audiences.

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