Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Film

Elective Courses

CINE 365 - Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Film

RUSS 430
601 |Vladislav Todorov |M 5:30-8:30pm

This course studies the cinematic representation of civil wars, ethnic conflicts, nationalistic doctrines, and genocidal policies. The focus is on these violent developments that took place in Russia and on the Balkans after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc and were conditioned by the new geopolitical dynamics that the fall of communism had already created. We study media broadcasts, documentaries, feature films representing the Eastern, as well as the Western perspective. The films include masterpieces such as Time of the GypsiesUndergroundPrisoner of the MountainsBefore the RainBehind Enemy LinesThe SaviorNo Man's Land, and others. Lectures and course work are in English.

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