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|ARHT 305 - AFRICA AND CINEMA|
(FORMERLY: ARHT 405) What are the images of Africa as portrayed in films? How has cinema been a site of the struggle for representation, both aesthetic and political, for Africans? This course will examine film, video, and installation art about Africa and from Africa, from classic Hollywood stereotypes of primitives and witchdoctors to contemporary postcolonial critiques of civil society and the injustices of Western hegemony. This is not a survey course, but rather an introduction to topical issues, including: cinema as oral history, ethnographic film, anti-colonial and auteur cinemas, and feminist responses to African modernity, neo-traditionalism, and Islam.
Every other year this course will coincide with the spring Africana Film Festival, making the most of special showings and invited speakers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Art History Department
MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE
FOR ARHT 305
( Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )
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