ILC 389C - World Cinema (GD)

ILC 389C - World Cinema (GD)

4.00 Cr
This course will introduce students to the aesthetics and the politics of world cinema within multiple cinematic traditions (e.g. Neo-Realism, Third Cinema, Indigenous Media, etc.), which have focused on social justice and human rights issues in the world. We will examine the intersections between the global and the local, between history and memory, and between the self and the "other" in African, Asian, European, and Latin and North American cinemas. The course will foster integrative learning by providing students with the tools and critical lenses that are grounded in both humanities and social science epistemologies. The humanities framework will guide students to consider questions about the politics and aesthetics of representation, the relationship between history and memory, between the self and the other, and cinema as a medium of knowledge-production in comparative global and local contexts. The social science framework will encourage students to critically examine the multiple aspects of production, distribution, and consumption of cinematic texts and its effects on meaning-making. Students will be required to apply this interdisciplinary approach to the creation of their own film texts on social justice and human rights themes in the local context.
Term: 
2020SP
Method: 
LEC
LEC2
Faculty: 
Gupta, Soumitree
Kutufam, Doreen