Cinema: A Global Perspective

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Cinema: A Global Perspective
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jean Oliver-Cretara
Section: A

CRN: 13258

Credits: 3

This course takes you on a trip around the globe sampling works by directors representing a range of perspectives and approaches. Touching down in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, we'll look at the impact of colonialism, global relationships, inequities, and how filmmakers express and address these realities. We'll examine the function of cinema as social, and cultural praxis; a method of creative memory-keeping, and a catalyst for dialogue. Looking beyond our weekly film viewings we'll also explore the situations and environments in which certain films were produced resulting in a broader understanding of cultural criticism, basic historical periods, national schools, stylistic movements, and economic issues relating to the development of cinema around the globe in the second half of the 20th century to the present. Our viewings will include De Cierta Manera by Sara Gómez, Kung Fu Hustle by Stephen Chow, and more.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:56am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024