An academic discipline taking film as its subject and investigating issues such as the processes of film-making, the film text, film genres, and audiences and reception. These may be studied historically or thematically, within or across cultures. Film studies can be divided into practice-based and theory-based approaches. The former concentrates on vocational training and hands-on practice in the techniques of film-making; the latter is regarded as a discipline within the humanities.
http://isc.temple.edu/TNE/ Through Navaho Eyes: Film Communication and Anthropology: Sol Worth
Subjects: Media Studies.