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Code: CLTR3506/AR35F-Title: African Diaspora Film
Prerequisite: None - Credits: 3 - Semester: 1
Lecturer:  Ms. Carolyn Allen

From Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, to Smile Orange, to Blaxploitation films, this course encourages students to consider black film as more than simply entertainment. A rich and compelling subject for study, black cinema offers contemporary perspectives on a wide range of issues and concerns, including gender, race, culture and identity, exile and displacement, history and memory, rebellion and resistance. In this exciting new course students learn how to “read” and analyze films, and consider how the elements of film form are manipulated to produce narratives on the screen. Six films will be studied for the course and will be drawn from filmmaking communities in the Caribbean, North America and the United Kingdom, thus providing students with the opportunity to explore different approaches to film making.

Coursework: 40% (Essay – 25%, Written Tutorial Presentation – 10%, Film Journal 5%)
Exam: 60%

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