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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

MS173 HM - Exile in Cinema


Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Balseiro

Description: A thematic and formal study of the range of cinematic responses to the experience of exile. Exile is an event, but how does it come about and what are its ramifications? Exile happens to individuals but also to collectivities. How does it effect a change between the self and society, homeland and site of displacement, mother tongue and acquired language? This course examines how filmmakers take on an often painful historical process through creativity. Among the authors to read are Aime Cesaire, Edward Said, George Lamming, V. S. Naipaul, Med Hondo, and Hamid Naficy; films to be viewed focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

HSA Course Area(s): Africana Studies; Latin American Studies; Literature; Media Studies
HSA Writing Intensive: No