Researching World Cinemas
Module code: HA2030
This is a survey course intended to introduce you to the range and diversity of film styles and practices across the world. It will provide a more holistic picture of the variety of film production in different countries and cultures than the incomplete vision of film history restricted to the West. We will examine films from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. We will consider film both as an art form and as a social practice, we will examine how different modes of film practice can be understood as the products of historically and culturally specific conditions of production, and we will explore the different aesthetic practices and critical assumptions that have informed film-making in various cultures.