Nov 18, 2019  
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ENGH 323 - Cinema and Social Justice

4 credits
What is the role of cinema in social justice struggles? How does political climate affect cinematic culture and vice versa? What is the significance of independent media, and how do we understand the relationship between media and democracy? This class will address some of these questions by closely analyzing and contextualizing films by Errol Morris, Michael Moore, Vittorio de Sica, Ken Loach, and others. Drawing on film and media theory, students will examine films’ political claims and assess their social implications. One of the eventual goals will be to imagine what a revolutionary cinema might look like in the era of the Internet. Prerequisite: ENGH 150  or ENGH 120   or FILM 101   Equivalent: ENGL 238   CLA-Diversity International



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