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FMMC0224A-F20

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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91859
Subject Code:
FMMC
Course Number:
0224
Section Identifier:
A

Course

FMMC 0224

All Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

FMMC0224A-F20 Lecture (Ngaiza)