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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22


AAAS 55.01 African Cinema

This course focuses on the cinemas of Francophone Africa. We will examine early Western filmic representations of Africans as savages devoid of culture and history. We will then examine how African filmmakers have challenged those images by creating new depictions of their societies, offering Africa through African eyes. We will explore the social, historical, and political contexts of these films and explore their aesthetic and narrative characteristics. We will discuss issues and theories related to the definition of the so-called third world cinema, postcolonial cinema, and postmodern cinema.

Cross Listed Courses

FILM 42.09

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.