Documentary film ethics is topic of next ASU Faculty Lecture

(10-08-2014)

danny ledonne

Visiting professor of Mass Communication Danny Ledonne will speak on "Documentary Film Ethics" at the next Adams State University Fall 2014 Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Porter Hall room 130.

"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 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.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Kristy L. Duran, assistant professor of biology, at 719-587-7767, or klduran@adams.edu.