Scenes of Liberation: Decolonization and the Moving Image

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Scenes of Liberation

Spring 2022

Taught By: Suneil Sanzgiri

Section: A

CRN: 11898

Credits: 4

The term “decolonization” has seemingly made its way into popular discourse in today’s world, but what does the term really mean and where can its influence be seen in the moving image? Through extensive screenings, readings, and guest visits, this course will examine cinematic explorations, past and present, of questions relating to colonialism, decolonization, post-colonial scholarship, liberation and independence movements around the globe from Turtle Island to the Global South. Is colonialism really over, or has it just evolved? How might the moving image reframe our discussions around contemporary liberation movements and what might be its ultimate limitations in articulating a subaltern or decolonial gaze? Through a combination of assignments students will be asked to produce writing and media of their own as methods towards discovering the liberatory potential (or lack their of) through the moving image and it’s relationship to ongoing legacies of colonialism.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:54pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 502

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022