Afro-American and African Diaspora Studies | THIRD WORLD CINEMAS
A541 | 15095 | Michael Martin

Historically contingent, culturally inflected, and formally innovative, Third World films are a
major current in world cinema. This course surveys the cinematic traditions, practices, and
thematic concerns of Third World cinemas. Emphasizing the political and cultural
significations of cinema, select narrative fiction and documentary films are examined.
Subjects under study include filmic approaches to colonialism and postcoloniality, cinematic
formations and social processes, and the legitimizing and oppositional practices of film.