African Cinema
In this course we will examine how films written and directed by African filmmakers address the evolving identities of post-colonial Africans. Students will explore the development of various national cinemas and the film movements that helped define African cinema as a tool for cultural expression and social change. We will pair film studies, post-colonial studies, and African studies readings with a diverse selection of films from across sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal’s 1967 Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene) to the 2018 Netflix-produced Nigerian “Nollywood” film, Lionheart (Genevieve Nnaji). 3 hours lect./3 hours screen.

11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday at AXN 232 (Sep 9, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Wednesday at SDL DNA (Sep 9, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019)
Axinn Center 232