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Eyes Wide Shut: The Eternal Presence of the Absent Arab in Israeli Cinema
CJST 250
Spring 2021
Section: 01  

The course will focus on contemporary Israeli cinema and how it reflects shifts in local society; mainly the ways in which a new national identity and culture are being forged at the expense of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--which is marginalized, repressed, sublimated, or left out altogether. As this concerns mainly the Hebrew-speaking cinema, we will also discuss the emergence of an unprecedented wave of Arab-speaking Israeli-Palestinian cinema, which is thematically groundbreaking. This introduction to the new generation of Israeli filmmakers, who differ dramatically from their predecessors, will help us better understand the ever-changing Israeli society. Watching closely, we will discover that the conflict is always present in the Israeli experience, even when is it seemingly absent. An optional CLAC course, which is conducted in Hebrew and carries a full credit, is offered to students with advanced Hebrew skills. The course will include visits from scholars in the field, watching movies in Hebrew and/or with Hebrew subtitles and students' presentations.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CJST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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