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). Note to students: this course involves substantial streaming of films for assigned viewing. 3 hours lect./3 hours screen.

12:15pm-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday at AXN 232 (Sep 13, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Wednesday at AXT AUD (Sep 13, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021)
Axinn Center 232