Pioneer Filmmakers of Color: Exploring Challenges for FOC in Hollywood & the Western World

University Curriculum: University Curriculum

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Pioneer Filmmakers of Color
Spring 2024
Taught By: Olubusola Ajayi
Section: L

CRN: 11348

Credits: 0

This course sets out to explore the contributions filmmakers of color have made in the film industry. We will watch the antithesis to Birth of a Nation and study pioneer filmmakers of color such as Oscar Micheaux (African-American), Wayne Wang (Chinese-America), John Young Deer (Indigenous American), and George Romero (Cuban-American); briefly studying each filmmaker’s intent, unique narrative style, and craft. Through critical analysis and group discussions, we will challenge our present views of representation and equity in the film and television industry today and study the obstacles filmmakers of color face from pre-production to distribution. This will be an opportunity to challenge and also re-imagine several strategies and programs presently being used in the film and television industry in an effort to be more inclusive, particularly in Hollywood. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** NOTE: Lecture will be delivered online at the time listed in this catalog entry. Discussion section A will be delivered online. Discussion section B is scheduled for in-person instruction on campus. [This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Curriculum (UNIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 50

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 4:38am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024