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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.
What does it mean to tell stories from an African perspective? What artistic choices and challenges do African filmmakers explore to represent the multiplicities of the African experience? In what ways are these narratives an upliftment of a continent and its people, who are critically reclaiming agency for themselves in the global production of knowledge? By employing an interactive creative and critical praxis, this seminar will seek to maximize students' ability to think critically and write exploratively about African stories. We will consider how inspirations from history, lived experiences, African literature, and Afrobeats fuse to produce a dynamic practice for African cinema. Writing assignments will include short script developments, thematic analysis, film reviews and critical responses to trends within the African cinematic sphere.
When Offered Fall.
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- MW Judith Eissner Pavillion 201
- Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.
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