African Studies | Topics in African Society & Culture
L100 | 30933 | Yaro, Abdou


INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN CINEMA
The course is a general introduction to African culture and history
through the medium of films made by filmmakers from former African
colonies of France, Great Britain, and Belgium. With screening of
films from different regions of Africa, lecture and discussion, this
course is designed to promote cultural awareness and literacy. The
films will expose students to non-Western images and will introduce
them to voices, issues and perspectives from a post-colonial Africa.
Students will learn more about the history of cinema in Africa, film
production issues, and will gain necessary tools to analyze African
films.
The proposed course focuses on the analysis of films made by African
filmmakers and/or set in Africa. It is intended for students
interested in the culture and history of Africa, and/or in film
studies.