Film and Social Change

Elective Courses

CINE 201 - Film and Social Change

ENGL 291
401 |John Katz |TR 12-1:30pm

We will explore the effect that the medium of film has had upon social, political and personal change-and vice-versa. There is a large body of films which have attempted to influence politics, social change, economics and the law. We will concentrate on three issues-war, trade unions and equal rights and see how they have been portrayed in films which try to "make a difference," Among the filmmakers we will study are Ken Loach, Gillo Pontecorvo, Dusan Makavejev, Jean-Luc Godard. Michael Moore and Herbert Biberman. Screenings are mandatory.

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Cinema Studies Program
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