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Advanced Global Film Auteurs
FILM 388
Spring 2019
Section: 01  

This course offers a critical introduction to film auteurs from the global south. We will analyze the narrative and stylistic choices of each filmmaker while situating their work in a larger historical and industrial context. We will study a rich and generically diverse body of cinema emanating from non-western contexts and in doing so trace the specific strategies of film style and narration that defined each filmmaker's approach to cinema and how it affected the local and global audiences. With auteur theory as our focus, we will examine how these filmmakers compel us to rethink the definition of film canons. We will also be attentive to the complexity of applying a western film theory to frame the work of filmmakers outside of western industrial and socio-political contexts. Screenings may include films directed by Satyajit Ray, Lucretia Martel, Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Jafar Panahi, Abbas Kiarostami, Anne Hui, Jia Zhanke, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aparna Sen, Abderrahmane Sissako.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (FILM304 AND FILM307)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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