A few years ago, documentary films burst onto cinema theaters with films like Bowling for Columbine, Super Size Me or Capturing the Friedmans, in what was something like a second golden age. Since then, this branch of cinema has become one of the most dynamic and open to new proposals, with a constant presence, not only in theaters, but in prime time television slots and, increasingly, in creative and emerging formats for the Web.

However, the historical roots and the various movements that have been part of the great family of documentary film and nonfiction remain unknown for much of the public.

The goal of this course is to make available to anyone interested in documentary film (and cinema in its broader sense) a number of titles that are often difficult to find or even unknown to them. The course seeks to raise discussion about these titles, while placing them in its historical context. It is a chance to meet "the other cinema": its historical and latest trends, as well as its most influential and prominent authors.