Interdisciplinary Elecitve Course
This course deals with the rich diversity of African cinema from an aesthetic and anthropological perspective. Students will focus on one specific film each week to delve into how cinematic artistic expressions articulate core issues of the human condition framed by specific socio-cultural and politico-historical circumstances. Questions of narrative and storytelling, representation and stylization, (inter)mediality, etc., in African cinema will frame their analyses of specific contexts of production. The course will disclose the different roles cinema plays in the African continent, provide a particular perspective to the topic of Africa-China relations, and help students consider the place of the audience in the African cinematic experience.