Middlebury

BLST 0224

African Cinema

African Cinema
In this course we will examine how films written and directed by African filmmakers address the evolving identities of post-colonial Africans. Students will explore the development of various national cinemas and the film movements that helped define African cinema as a tool for cultural expression and social change. We will pair film studies, post-colonial studies, and African studies readings with a diverse selection of films from across sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal’s 1967 Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene) to the 2018 Netflix-produced Nigerian “Nollywood” film, Lionheart (Genevieve Nnaji). 3 hours lect./3 hours screen.
Subject:
Black Studies
Department:
Program in Black Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART CMP HIS SAF

Sections

Fall 2020

BLST0224A-F20 Lecture (Ngaiza)