2023-2024 / CINE0038-1

Contemporary documentary (cinema, video, television)


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)5 crédits 
 Master in performing arts (120 ECTS) (international master)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in journalism (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in performing arts (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in information and communication (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Jeremy Hamers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course on contemporary documentary (cinema, video, television) focuses on the analysis of documentary films that are the results of some particularly popular modes of approaches to the real : performative documentary, mockumentary, webdoc, animated documentary, a.o. Through these films, the participants will discover and question the latest theoretical findings in the field of the analysis of documentary cinema.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Through films and recent theoretical texts, the students will develop analytical skills in the field of contemporary documentary cinema, at the crossroads of media analysis and film studies.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Passive knowledge of English.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course will rely on the watching and the analysis of documentary films. The analysis will be developped in class through discussions with the students. Each session will end with a q&a on the texts (see "required readings").

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

One week prior to each session, a text will be made available to the students via eCampus (required reading).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam (open-ended questions).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Jeremy Hamers

Association of one or more MOOCs