Political Film and Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Political Film and Media

Spring 2022

Taught By: Anthony Kaufman

Section: A

CRN: 3928

Credits: 3

Political crises often lead to powerful and provocative images and stories. This course looks at cinema and media from and about some of the world's most contentious political hotspots, including Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Iraq, Israel and the Arab world, and (most recently) Ukraine and Russia. Surveying both fiction and documentary works, the course will interrogate concepts of national memory, propaganda, and “the war film” along with theories of trauma, ideology and “the Other.” The class will also examine whether images and stories can lead to social and political change. Combining historical and aesthetic approaches, the class will survey films concerning WWII (Why We Fight, Triumph of the Will), the war in Vietnam (Winter Soldier, Apocalypse Now), Iraq and Afghanistan (The Hurt Locker; My Country My Country), the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (Paradise Now; Waltz with Bashir) and Egypt (The Square), among others.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:46pm 9/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

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