COMM 0213 - Global Film Studies

Credits: 4

Explores film as a means of global understanding. Students will examine the work of filmmakers who use their medium for political expression, cultural illumination, and/or audience education. The course will focus mainly on non-western cinema. Films will be selected from such national/regional cinemas as African, Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian/Soviet, Eastern European, and Latin American.  Study of the historical, political, and cultural background of each country or region will be included as important context.  The course includes a mandatory two-hour film screening time block.

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