FILM 140: Science Documentary

This course is designed to introduce students to topics in environmental science and the basics of documentary filmmaking, in order to teach students the art of communicating science-related issues through visual media. This semester we will be focusing on the many environmental science issues related to the growing and distribution of food. Possible topics for films made in the class include local food movements, the externalization of environmental costs in the large-scale industrial agriculture, food waste, and profiles of local organizations with a stake in the growing and distributing of food. No prior filmmaking experience is required.