PMA 1169

PMA 1169

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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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19469 PMA 1169   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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