ST-Brazil in Film & Fiction

Subject Name: 
Film Studies
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UMass Amherst
The principal aim of this course is to introduce students to Brazilian history and culture through film and selected readings, by focusing on how filmmakers, writers, and artists represent key aspects of Brazilian society past and present: the colonization process; culture contact between Europeans and native Brazilians; slavery and race relations; economic development; immigration and internal migration; life in the backlands; urban problems; the dictatorship and its aftermath; contemporary Brazil. A second aim is to develop analytical skills and writing abilities. Course and readings are in Portuguese; films have subtitles in English.
UMass Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate Category: IV, III (IIB)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

ST-Brazil in Film & Fiction
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0