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Code: CLTR2506/AR25F - Title: Caribbean Films and Their Fictions
Prerequisite: None - Credits: 3 - Semester: 2
Lecturer:  Ms. Carolyn Allen

The course introduces students to some of the classics of Caribbean cinema and literature, and three diverse examples of film practice in the region. The texts for this course have been carefully chosen to provide unique examples of the close relationship that exists between film and the novel across the three main linguistic areas of the Caribbean. Collectively, the texts provide a dynamic representation of Caribbean life and culture, through which students gain valuable insight into social and political issues, the culture and history of the region. The texts studied in the course are: Black Shack Alley by Joseph Zobel and Sugarcane Alley, directed by Euzhan Palcy; Inconsolable Memories by Edmundo Desnoes and Memories of Underdevelopment, directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell, and The Harder They Come by Michael Thelwell.
Coursework: 40% (Essay – 30% and Written Tutorial Presentation – 10%)
Exam: 60%

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