50.380 Francophone Identity through Cinema

Francophone Identity through Cinema

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5975
Status Active

Provides a critical appreciation of the notion of Francophone identity through modern and contemporary (1970-today) Francophone cinema from diverse places such as but not limited to North Africa, West Africa (especially Senegal), Canada (especially Quebec) the Caribbean, Belgium, and Switzerland. The course is aiming at showing the evolution of the Francophone identity in the postcolonial period until now and is focusing on the following aspects: 1) The emergence and importance of postcolonial Francophone cinema in the 1970s as a "cinema engage" (especially Sembene Ousmane in Senegal); 2) Contemporary issues of the postcolonial Francophone societies through films; 3) Representations of the cultural diversity in Francophone films; 4) Identity, race and immigration, women's status issues.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture or 50.399 Elective.