Five College Consortium

Contemporary World Cinema

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UMass Amherst
This course offers an overview of recent filmmaking from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and elsewhere. While narrative fiction feature films are central, documentary, short-form work, and other digital/audiovisual media will also be included. Developing tools of film analysis and criticism, we will explore representational strategies and issues of context: current events, cultural, political, social, historical, and economic circumstances that impact the production, exhibition, marketing, distribution, and reception of films. The class meeting time includes lectures, discussions, class activities, and regular screenings of feature films and clips; at least one screening outside class may also be required. All undergraduates are welcome. No prior background in film studies is required, only an openness to diverse cultures and representations.
Open to Undergraduate Students only. This course was formerly numbered COMM 397T. If you have already taken COMM 397T you cannot take this course.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Contemporary World Cinema
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Anne Ciecko M W 4:00PM 6:00PM