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Bollywood and Beyond: Introduction to Indian Cinema
FILM 329
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

India is one of the world's largest film-producing nations, releasing over 900 films every year. The Indian film industry remains an exceptional industry, holding its own against Hollywood's expansion into markets like India. This course will provide a historical and thematic introduction to Indian cinema commonly known as "Bollywood". We will examine the codes and conventions that are unique to Indian films, as we attend to the ways in which Indian cinema addresses the socio-political issues of caste, class, religion, and gender. The course is open to all sophomores including non-film majors and non-film minors at Wesleyan. No previous experience in film is required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(FILM-MN)(FILM)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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