Global Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Cinema

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 7251

Credits: 3

In this course we will focus on ideas about space, place, and identity that characterize the aesthetics and politics of global cinema. By global cinema we mean films that work at the intersections of the national and the transnational, and that are produced from outside mainstream film industries. Examples include Wadjda from Saudi Arabia, Mustang from Turkey, Samira Makhmalbaf’s Blackboards, Jia Zhangke’s 24 City, and many others– films that depict the physical, social, and psychological dimensions of contemporary life through cinematic techniques. How do characters establish their spatial identities? What contingencies shape their lives? How does the local intersect with the global? Using perspectives from transnational cinema and media studies, we will pay close attention to specific films and their criss-crossing of various structural and thematic tendencies. The goal of the course is to provide exposure to films from different parts of the world that nevertheless address themes and concerns that reflect global challenges facing societies today. [Tracks C, M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:15am 1/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 260

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018